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District Heating and Cooling country by country Survey 2013   21-05-2013  
District Heating and Cooling country by country Survey 2011   30-03-2011  
District Heating and Cooling country by country Survey 2009   18-09-2008  

District Energy explained


District Energy

District Heating and Cooling (DHC) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) also called District Energy play a significant role in the supply of low-carbon heating and cooling in Europe. While having an average market share of 10 percent in Europe, it is particularly widespread in North, Central and Eastern Europe, where market shares often reach 50 percent and more. On average, over 80 per cent of heat supplied by district heating originates from renewable energy sources or heat recovery (i.e. from electricity production or industrial processes).

An international study co-financed by the European Commission confirms the possibility of saving an extra 400 million tons of CO2 yearly (corresponding to 9.3% CO2 reduction – thus more than the whole Kyoto target!) with more District Heating and Cooling across 32 European countries. Creating conditions for the expansion of District Heating and Cooling schemes will thus secure a more sustainable energy system and a brighter energy future.

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