EEF member Eurelectric will hold a conference to raise awareness on the effects of small scale residential heating and its consequences on air quality on the occasion of the Green Week 2013. The event will take place at the Egg Conference Center on 6 June.
Emissions from small scale space and water heating, are an important source of particulate matter (PM) in Europe. According to the European Environment Agency“The most important sources of primary PM10 emissions in 2010, across the EEA-32 region, were the sectors 'Commercial, institutional and households' (42% of total emissions), 'Industrial processes' (15%), 'Road transport' (14%) and 'Agriculture' (10%).”
There are a number of options to mitigate the emissions from small scale residential heating. They include electricity, natural gas and advanced solutions for bioenergy stoves and boilers. Speakers will discuss the various options available and their benefits for EU air quality and climate change objectives.
Participation is free of charge. Registration and further information is available at the Green Week site.
EURELECTRIC is the sector association representing the common interests of the electricity industry at pan-European level, plus its affiliates and associates on several other continents.