JRC new study on efficient district heating and cooling systems in the EU

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Case studies analysis, replicable key success factors and potential policy implications


Based on a holistic case studies analysis of 8 efficient district heating and cooling systems in different European Member States (Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden), the study identifies the key factors enabling to develop high quality, efficient and low-carbon DHC systems, discusses how these key success factors can be replicated in the EU and provides a better view on the role and features of these systems, which can provide an evolutive backbone to balanced energy transitions. Finally, it suggests some potential policy guidelines to support their deployment.


The study was prepared by Tilia GmbH for the Joint Research Centre.

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