This study contributes to an enhanced knowledge of European DHC markets, needed
to develop policies, initiatives and projects contributing to achieving the decarbonisation
targets set by the European Green Deal.
The European Commission has published four studies that look at different aspects of the decarbonisation of heating and cooling in the EU. Roughly half of the energy consumed at present in Europe is used for heating and cooling, and most of it is based on fossil fuels.
The European Commission released today the REPowerEU communication setting out a detailed plan to phase out imports of Russian gas to Europe before 2030. This document recognises the critical role of district heating, urging Member States to develop and modernise district heating systems which can accelerate the reduction of gas demand, especially in densely populated areas and cities.
The ongoing conflict in Ukraine is looking increasingly like a major turning point for EU energy policy, which makes the decarbonisation of heating more urgent than ever before. What are the consequences for district heating?
The six implications of the EU’s “Fit for 55” package for your Heating Network." was co-created with Euroheat and Power (Eloi Piel). In only 5 pages, it summarizes the first concrete steps that can help district heating networks prepare their organization for this transformation.
UK homes, university residences and public buildings will benefit from cleaner, more affordable heat and energy, thanks to £19 million government funding announced today to further expand Great Britain’s network of low carbon heating in December.
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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.
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.
The new Act on the Promotion of the Use of Renewable Energy Sources introduces a ban on the installation of heating boilers for fuel oil, and coal from 2023, and envisages a two-year deadline for issuing permits for power plants, and new rules for prosumers and self-consumption.
The city of Litoměřice developed an Energy Concept in 2009 and adopted a Municipal Energy Plan in 2014. The main goal of the municipality is to reduce energy consumption by 20 % by 2030 (baseline year 2012).
As the district heating system in Herten is currently supplied with heat from coal-fired Combined Heat & Power (CHP), the approach was to frame a potential alternative mix of centralised heat supply units with a high share of renewable energy sources. It is aimed at designing a system which is technically feasible and to compare it to the current system with regard to the heating costs.
This case study covers the investigation of renewable heat supply options for the new development area «Teilraum 31» in Ansfelden. The area is mainly owned by the municipality which, therefore, can define priorities regarding energy efficiency and renewable energy.