Current State of Heating and Cooling Markets in United Kingdom
Connor, Peter M.
University of Exeter
The purpose of this report is to present an overall picture of the situation in the heating and cooling sectors of the United Kingdom. The report summarizes the policy and regulatory framework of the UK heating and cooling markets and gives the available statistics on the penetration rate of the different RES-H/C technologies, as well as the RES potentials for heating and cooling purposes.
European Commission through the IEE programme
The RES-H Policy project: The project "Policy development for improving RES-H/C penetration in European Member States (RES-H Policy)" aims at assisting Member State governments in pre-paring for the implementation of the forthcoming Directive on Renewables as far as aspects related to renewable heating and cooling (RES-H/C) are concerned. Member States are supported in setting up national sector specific 2020/2030 RES-H/C targets. Moreover the project initiates participatory National Policy Processes in which selected policy options to support RES-H/C are qualitatively and quantitatively assessed. Based on this assessment the project develops tailor made policy options and recommenda-tions as to how to best design a support framework for increased RES-H/C penetration in national heating and cooling markets. The target countries/regions of the project comprise Austria, Greece, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland and UK – countries that represent a variety in regard of the framework conditions for RES-H/C. On the European level the projects assesses op-tions for coordinating and harmonising national policy approaches. This results in common design criteria for a general EU framework for RES-H/
The report represents a key output of the RES-H Policy project, an EU FP7 funded research project aiming to assist EU Member States in selecting support options for increased renewable heat. The body of literature in this field is very narrow, particularly given the much less advanced state of renewable heat policy and the significance of heat in developed countries, where it accounts for 40-50% of national energy use. A revised version has been submitted to Energy Policy journal.
A report prepared as part of the IEE project "Policy development for improving RES-H/C penetration in European Member States (RES-H Policy)"
Deliverable D3 of WP2 from the RES-H Policy project