The LCP BAT Conclusions (LCP BAT-C) were adopted on 31 July 2017, starting a 4-year period for operators to comply with the new requirements, until 17 August 2021. On 27 January 2021, the General Court of the European Union annulled the Large Combustion Plants best available techniques Conclusions (LCP BAT-C)
COP26 took place in Glasgow, between 1-12 November, bringing together world leaders to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The overarching aim of the conference is to limit global temperature rise to within 1.5 degrees.
On 26 October the European Commission published its annual State of the Energy Union’s report, which provides an evaluation on the implementation of the EU energy and climate policies in view of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
Norrenergi renewed a pipe section in the Stockholm district heating network without excavating or replacing the old pipes. The energy company identified a leaking district heating pipe situated under a road in Stockholm. To replace this pipe section using traditional methods – traffic, including several bus lines, would have been heavily affected, as a large road section would require excavation. Faced with this problem, Norrenergi turned to Pressure Pipe Relining Sweden AB (“PPR”) and decided to use CarboSeal®, a new solution to rehabilitate district heating pipes by relining them.
In cooperation with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and their Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating and Cooling, the UN environment cities initiative and the representative organizations of the district energy sector the winners of the 7th Global District Energy Climate Awards were revealed during the virtual awards ceremony on November 11, 2021.
In district heating (DH) systems, the time of use of energy is becoming more important. For example, the use of sustainable baseload units over peak units is favored. Also heat production units coupled to the electricity grid, such as cogeneration plants and heat pumps, can profit from fluctuating prices and balance the electricity network at the same time.
Europe’s heating sector continues to be entirely dominated by fossil fuels. According to the latest Global Renewables’ Status Report , few countries and cities are making progress in planning and supporting progressive, locally adapted solutions that work for citizens, for the economy, and for the environment. Well, not entirely: An indomitable city in Bosnia and Herzegovina aspires to become the role model for the heat transition in the Balkans. Tuzla.
This brochure (2021) presents an overview of recent European district heating and cooling projects, financed by the European Commission. These innovative projects have been collected and analysed by Euroheat & Power in the framework of the Celsius Initiative.