Heating and Cooling Strategy

Chile's National Heat and Cold Strategy, issued in 2021, aims for 80% “sustainable” energy use in household heating and cooling by 2050, including a 65% reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions from supplying heat and cold by 2050. These goals are to be met through renewables, including replacing fossil fuels with biomass energy or with solar PV plus electric heat pumps. The Strategy also promotes district energy projects using ground- and air-source heat pumps, as part of a goal to assure that 75% of Chilean residents can meet their heating and cooling needs in a sustainable, reliable and affordable way. The strategy aims to improve health, create new jobs, increase savings, and decrease emissions and fossil fuel dependency.

Source: See endnote 141 in chapter 02.

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