IEA analyst: A heating and cooling target ‘could make a big difference’

By |marec 27th, 2018|district heating, heat pumps, heating and cooling, heating and cooling strategy, News, Poland, solar power, The Netherlands, United Kingdom|

As talks on the EU’s renewable energy rules resume, one of the main talking points is how to decarbonise the heating sector, and deploy technologies like heat pumps and district heating. The International Energy Agency’s Ute Collier told EURACTIV in an interview that the task is complex and difficult.

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Biomass policy under the spotlight as EU talks kick-off

By |februar 27th, 2018|bioenergy, biomass, deforestation, district heating, European Parliament, José Blanco López, News, Renewable Energy Directive, sustainable forestry, wood fuel|

The European Union’s proposed new biomass policy has enough built-in safeguards to ensure it doesn’t lead to additional carbon emissions, an EU official told a EURACTIV event last week, amid warnings that the policy risks making global warming worse by increasing deforestation.

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Renewable energy gap in heating ‘unacceptable’, EU says

By |junij 27th, 2017|district heating, heating and cooling, heating and cooling strategy, News, Renewable Energy Directive|

As renewable energies gradually take control of power generation, the heating and cooling sector remains far behind, with fossil fuels – heating oil, gas or even coal – still making up 84% of Europe’s heating consumption.

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Stockholm mayor: ‘Fuel poverty is non-existent in Nordic countries’

By |junij 26th, 2017|combined heat and power, district heating, geothermal energy, heating and cooling, heating and cooling strategy, News, solar power|

Nordic countries have relegated fuel poverty to the history books by setting legal minimum standards for heating and giving house-owners a strong incentive to invest in refurbishment, says the mayor of the Swedish capital.

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Cities are key players in the clean energy transition

By |junij 19th, 2017|cities, cities and climate change, district heating, Energy transition, News, Renewable Energy, renewables, solar power|

Cities are often leaders in climate action and ambition. National governments need to recognise this and empower them with the financial and technical means to complete their transition away from fossil fuels, writes Abdeluheb Choho.

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The keys to decarbonising Europe’s heating and cooling

By |marec 13th, 2017|building renovation, district heating, energy-efficient renovation, heat pumps, heating and cooling strategy, News|

Five factors are holding back the energy transition to a zero emissions Europe by 2050, writes Thomas Nowak.

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