W4RES, a new Horizon 2020 project, has just kicked off and will run until October 2023 by an international consortium of 12 partners coming from 8 European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Slovakia. A balanced union joining forces and expertise on renewable energy sources research & advocacy, innovative business lines development and women advocacy.
The Heating and Cooling market represents 50% of the total energy consumed in Europe per year for either domestic, or industrial purposes. Based on Heating and Cooling market’s high dependence on fossil fuels, W4RES market-oriented action plan tackles the need of replacing fossil fuels by renewable energy sources (RES) in a gender-responsive scenario.
W4RES project aims on scaling-up the involvement of women in the market deployment and uptake of Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) solutions via replicable support measures tested and validated across the 8 respective countries. The basic project concept stems from the recognition that women hold great promise as agents of change, helping us progress faster towards our climate and energy targets for 2030.
The project launched a survey on users needs and perceptions regarding RHC uptake and the role of women in the sector. Your participation will help us to understand the factors impeding or favouring the uptake of renewable energy in heating and cooling in your country and identify the needs, perceptions and challenges of market actors as well as the role of women in the sector.
Take the 5 minutes survey at: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/W4RESSurvey2021
Website (coming soon): https://eurec.be/w4res-press-release/