From a large oil dependency, the heating has been reversed and is today dominated by district heating, heat pumps, electric heating and biofuel. The direct use of fossil fuels in individual boilers in buildings amounted to 2 TWh in 2016, compared to 27 TWh in 1995.
The use of fossil fuels has also decreased in the production of district heating and electricity, in district heating to 5 TWh in 2016 compared to 14 TWh in 1995. The heating sector has thus made a powerful contribution to the conversion of the Swedish energy system.
This roadmap is a first step in the continued work towards a fossil free heating sector. The ambition of the signatories is to continue the cooperation on the roadmap and to use it as the basis for collaboration between different parties in the heating sector, which all participants see as valuable and want to strengthen.
All actors in the heating sector who want to contribute to the development towards a fossil free heating are encouraged to join the vision and commitments by signing the road map.