Eurofuel welcomes the recognition of the role of liquid fuels in decarbonising heating

The European Parliament adopted on 14 March 2023 its position on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

Eurofuel welcomes the position, which re-affirms the principle of technology neutrality. We praise the balanced and proportionate approach which phases out fossil fuels in heating and recognise the valuable contribution of “hybrid heating systems, boilers certified to run on renewable fuels and other technical building systems not exclusively using fossil fuels”.

Dr. Ernst-Moritz Bellingen, President of Eurofuel, commented: “Eurofuel has been advocating a three-steps approach for the decarbonisation of heating: energy efficiency, hybrid systems, and the incorporation of low carbon and renewable liquid fuels. This is why I am delighted to see that the role of liquid fuels and hybrid systems for heating is recognised in the European Parliament: they are part of the solution.”