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READy: Renewable Energy Action on Deployment by Janet Sawin, Rolf de Vos, IEA-RETD

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Chapter Seven

Heating and Cooling Policies

Contents

Heat services account for nearly half of global final energy demand—more than either electricity or transport. Their main uses are in buildings (for water and space heating) and industry (for process applications). Renewable heating and cooling (renewable energy H/C) have sometimes been called the “sleeping giants,” because demand for such services is substantial, yet historically renewable energy policies have been focused primarily on renewable electricity or transport, thereby missing an opportunity to target the largest ...

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