Heat Pump Industry on the Road to Decarbonisation
The new board comes to EHPA with substantial experience and knowledge of European energy policies as well as a strong technical understanding across applications for heat pumps….
The members of the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) appointed a new board to represent the industry from 2018 to 2020, which will be a crucial period for the association to push the decarbonisation of heating and cooling high on the list of priorities of the next European Commission.
The new board comes to EHPA with substantial experience and knowledge of European energy policies as well as a strong technical understanding across applications for heat pumps. Georg Blümel, Daikin/Rotex stated “My motivation for serving on the EHPA board : fighting to make heat pumps the best option for heating & cooling –because governments are losing ambition”.
EHPA General Assembly
EHPA welcomes a new board member, Julia Panzer, Director, Strategic Communication from Danfoss. Julia Panzer added, “I am delighted to be joining EHPA’s board and would like to contribute strategic and communications insights in our effort to decarbonize the heating and cooling sector, starting with heat pumps.”
Several manufacturers also agreed that achieving the full decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector by 2050 would require more members to be active in high-level discussions with policy-makers, as well as a strengthened collaboration with other parts of the industry (such as in the framework of DecarbHeat initiative).
EHPA’s Secretary General, Thomas Nowak said, “Heat pump technology is central to delivering the EU climate and energy targets. We need a strong and united voice that will bring our vision in the ongoing policy discussions. We need to make sure that heat pumps will play their part and help bridge among various technologies. I am therefore delighted that the new board is set to tackle this challenge and bring many successes ahead of us.”