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Mitsubishi Electric has used its position as a founder member of the Micropower Europe group to promote a greater understanding of the potential for heat pumps and photovoltaics to help significantly reduce emissions.
The company exhibited its Green Gateway Initiaitve® at the recent launch of Micropower Europe in Brussels with Green Gateway Manager, Martin Fahey on hand to explain the rationale behind the company’s innovative approach to addressing the need to reduce emissions in our built environment.
The launch was opened by European Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs who announced that microgeneration will be a key part of the EU’s future energy mix in his speech at the conference. Commissioner Piebalgs also spent time questioning Martin Fahey about the role air source heat pumps could play in addressing fuel poverty, climate change and energy security. Europe has a target of achieving 20 per cent of energy (heat or power) from renewable sources by 2020.
“I had a very constructive discussion with the Commissioner and explained how we believe that air source heat pumps can help Europe achieve the ambitious targets for carbon reduction, house by house,” explained Fahey. “Our involvement with Micropower Europe has lead to invitations to contribute to discussions that are defining the parameters by which heat pumps will be measured so it is vital for our industry that we are there to represent them,” ended Fahey.