Heating is responsible for 14% of the EU’s total GHG emissions. Road transport is responsible for 25%, produced by 250 million cars, on average 11 years old. Currently, EU legislation only sets CO2 emission standards for new vehicles.
In the 2023 review of the Energy Efficiency Directive:
- Affix energy labels to boilers already in service, to raise consumers’ awareness of their inefficiency.
- Stimulate the upgrade of residential and commercial heating systems as a priority.
Increase awareness of high carbon heating fuels’ CO2 emissions. Lay out a strategy to reduce their use.
Develop a strategy addressing CO2 emissions from the existing fleet, including the promotion of retrofitting to LPG.
In heating, switching from an oil or coal boiler to an LPG one
Switching to a micro-CHP or heat pump
for a moderate cost.