Identification of EU funding sources for the regional heating and cooling sector

Date: 3 April 2019

New report provides an overview of relevant EU funding sources for projects aimed at improving energy efficiency and deploying renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector, and to support innovation and job creation at regional level in the same sector.

This study covers European funding sources for the current programming period (2014-2020). Where possible, an outlook is provided for the period beyond 2020 (2021-2027). The overview focuses on public funding, both grants and other financial instruments such as soft loans and guarantees.

The objective of this study is to inform regions how they can better access European funding sources for projects aimed at improving energy efficiency and deploying renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector, and to support innovation and job creation at regional level in the same sector.

The scope of activities that is considered in this analysis of EU funding sources for the heating and cooling sector specifically includes, but is not limited to:

  • District heating and cooling. Efficient district heating and cooling means a district heating or cooling system using at least 50 % renewable energy, 50 % waste heat, 75 % cogenerated heat or 50 % of a combination of such energy and heat;
  • Renewable heat and cooling sources, e.g. geothermal, solar, biomass, heat pumps;
  • House renovation;
  • Support R&I on energy efficiency in heating and cooling to public and private organisations;
  • Support local SMEs.

Read the full report here.