This is an output of the EU Interreg 2 Seas funded project SHIFFT – Sustainable Heating: Implementation of Fossil Free Technologies. This module outlines financial policy instruments, describes good practice for their application and addresses a range of common challenges. Examples from cities taking part in the SHIFFT project and others are provided.
SHIFFT targets the barriers and levers to growth of zero carbon heat in households and communities and this document aims to provide guidance as to which non-financial approaches can be applied by cities. In particular, the development of city heat strategies, key regulatory policy instruments, and the non-financial consumer support activities to enable the growth of zero carbon heating in buildings are explored and explained.
This document is the third in a four-part guide on how to accelerate the heat transition in cities. Module one in this guide is concerned with the role of communities and the need for a co-creation process which can ensure that community views are a central part of any municipal planning for the shift to zero carbon heating. The range of financial policy instruments and their application is covered in the second SHIFFT module. Module four addresses the technologies and technical choices for the heat transition in cities.