European governments are on a journey towards their net-zero ambitions. More countries pledge to achieve net zero emissions over the coming decades. These long-term targets can only be achieved by setting measurable near-term milestones.
One of those milestones is to have more zero-carbon-ready buildings. This means having more buildings that:
- Use renewable energy technologies such as heat pumps or solar panels directly;
- Or rely on an energy source that can be fully decarbonised, such as electricity. The European Commission's ambition is the complete ban of stand-alone fossil boilers on the market in 2029. This is part of the REPowerEU plan to improve energy efficiency and accelerate the green transition
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