Membership is now open to all associations, NGO’s and other organisations looking to contribute to make European cooling supply more efficient and sustainable.
All organizations, universities and research institutes are welcome to join coolingEU upon agreeing to the forums commitments and objectives:
coolingEU is an inter-sectoral and inter-industrial forum for stakeholders active or interested in matters in the field of cooling. Therefore, supporters are requested to be active in the development of the forum’s activities.
coolingEU takes a technology-neutral stance that aims at integrating the cooling sector and fostering cooperation between a broad range of actors.
coolingEU, as broad forum, does not lobby for partisan interests but provides a hub for information about and from the sector
No membership fee is requested. However, expenses, shared but all supporters, are foreseen for the development of events and publications.
All expenditures must be agreed beforehand unanimously but all supporters.
On the 12th of April 2016, 25 delegates representing the whole value and cold chain including cold suppliers, producers and a variety of consumers from heavy industry to food refrigeration, came together to kick-start exchange between the broad variety of actors in the sector. The Stakeholder Rountable on Cooling Report collects the outcomes of that fruitful meeting.
Please, click here: roundtable-on-cooling-report to access the full report.
The European Commission has published on the 26th of November 2016 the report ‘Overview of support activities and projects of the European Union on energy efficiency and renewable energy in the heating & cooling sector’.
This report provides an overview on the Horizon 2020 funded projects and the 7 th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development in the area of heating and cooling. This document goes in line with the EU heating and cooling strategy adopted in February 2016.
According to the report, more research and innovation is required to further improve and develop technologies and solutions that allow exploiting the full potential of low carbon and renewable energy sources for heating and cooling. There is already a wide range of proven technologies and solutions available on the market although more is needed to increase their market share. Against this background, the programmes of the EU come to provide direct support to the objectives of the heating and cooling strategy supporting actions in vital areas.
Please click on the picture to access the report