Policies and initiatives promoting carbon neutrality in the Nordic heating and transport systems are presented. The focus within heating systems is the propagation of heat pumps while the focus within transport systems is initiatives regarding electric vehicles (EVs). It is found that conversion to heat pumps in the Nordic region rely on both private economic and national economic incentives. Initiatives toward carbon neutrality in the transport system are mostly concentrated on research, development and demonstration for deployment of a large number of EVs. All Nordic countries have plans for the future heating and transport systems with the ambition of realizing carbon neutrality.
Proceedings of 2012 10th International Power & Energy Conference, 2012, p. 31-36
Carbon tax; Electric vehicles; Heat pumps; Research initiatives; Sustainable development; Technology transfer
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The 10th International Power and Energy Conference (IPEC 2012)