Pan-European “boiler ban” in 2029: another way is possible and preferable

The draft revision of the Ecodesign regulation (EU) 813/2013, presented to the Consultative Forum on April 27th, 2023, proposes a ban on the sale of standalone boilers from September 1st, 2029.

MARCOGAZ shares the European decarbonization objectives, and those of the Fit for 55 and REPowerEU packages. But to achieve these objectives, it is questionable whether the boiler ban is the best measure or whether won’t it do more harm than good for the ecological transition and affordability of heating. This contribution wishes to draw the Commission’s attention to all the technical issues that such a measure would pose, issues that were moreover widely raised by the Member States during the Consultative Forum.

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