July 12, 2018

Cooling, Europe’s unheralded energy challenge

Heating and cooling takes up half the European Union’s energy consumption but it is often radiators and heaters that hog the spotlight, while air conditioning and fans are sidelined. But cooling is set to become far more important because of the changing climate and economic situation.

Worldwide demand for air conditioning is expected to triple over the next 30 years, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which was the focal point of a EURACTIV event held in the European Parliament in June.

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