Making the energy transition a reality is going to be one of the key challenges in the coming years, and even more so for the heat transition which is still lagging behind. With the pathway to 2030 and 2050 set, we still have to decide on the levers and technologies to get us there. We are keen to know your opinion!
EHP welcomes the European Commission’s proposal on the Energy Performance of Building Directive recast. We are pleased to see that the proposal promotes equal treatment of waste heat and the production of on-site and nearby renewable energy supplied by a district heating and cooling system.
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.
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.
“Increasing generation from distributed renewables, reducing the use of fossil fuel resources, and the electrification of transport and heating all require a broad portfolio of flexibility options, posing new challenges but also creating new opportunities for the management of energy infrastructure. National and local governments, together, are well placed to implement a broad range of innovative policy, financing and technological solutions that will support inclusive, flexible and resilient net-zero energy transitions in cities.”