Missing integration of RHC technologies in the SET-Plan and insufficient R&D funding for RHC technologies within H2020
On 25th October 2016, the RHC-ETIP reacted to the missing integration of RHC technologies in the SET-Plan and insufficient R&D funding for RHC technologies within H2020 by sending letter to Commissioner Moedas, in charge of the research and innovation portfolio, as well as to Vice-President Šefčovič requesting actions to overcome the shortcomings for Renewable Heating & Cooling technologies in H2020 and the SET-Plan.
These letters were drafted with a view to raining awareness amongst the two Commissioners that the current European energy policy framework still hampers the Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) sector to unlock its technological and market potential. If this situation is sustained, the RHC sector will not be able to deliver its contribution needed to achieve the European energy and climate goals.
More specifically, the RHC-ETIP requested the following:
- Provide separate budget lines in the Horizon 2020 LCE calls 2018-2020 for RHC technologies and for Renewable Electricity technologies.
- Develop and publish Issue Papers on RHC technologies in the framework of the SET-Plan and publish separate Priorities for RHC technologies within Actions 1&2 and, consequently, work on related Declarations of Intent with the RHC stakeholders.
The letter to Commissioner Moedas is available here.
The letter to Vice-President Šefčovič is available here.
The Background Paper is available here.