The progRESsHEAT project aims at assisting policy makers at the local, regional, national and EU- level in developing integrated, effective and efficient policy strategies to achieve a rapid and widespread penetration of renewable and efficient heating and cooling systems.
Post date: 9 Nov 2016
In Europe, there is a clear long-term objective to decarbonise the energy system, but it is very unclear how this will be achieved in the heating and cooling sector. As a result, there is currently a lot of uncertainty among policymakers and investors in the heating and cooling sector, primarily due to a lack of knowledge about the long-term changes that will occur in the coming decades. HRE4 will enable new policies as well as prepare the ground for new investments by creating more certainty in relation to the changes that are required.
Post date: 27 Oct 2016
On 21 October 2016, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) announced that the European Commission is looking for experienced professionals to evaluate and recommend proposals for funding under the H2020 Energy Efficiency Call for Proposals in the area of Heating and Cooling.
Post date: 24 Oct 2016
This manual of good practices provides guidance for policy makers establishing successful support schemes for renewable heating and cooling. It does so in order to help them effectively deliver competitive, affordable, and sustainable solutions for consumers and at the national level.
Post date: 21 Oct 2016
The FROnT manual of good practices provides guidance for policy makers establishing successful support schemes for renewable heating and cooling. It does so in order to help them effectively deliver competitive, affordable, and sustainable solutions for consumers at the national level.
Post date: 20 Oct 2016
The FROnT project aims at promoting a level playing field for Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) in Europe and to develop both strategies for RHC deployment, and improved understanding of the costs of RHC vs fossil fuel use. It analyses both existing support schemes and end user decision factors, in order to help establish strategic policy priorities for RES-H&C.
Post date: 14 Oct 2016
The City of Freiburg (Germany), the City of Basel (Switzerland) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability organise the seventh edition of the Local Renewables Conference Series, which will taking place on 26-28 October 2016 in Freiburg (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland). Leading international experts in the field of energy, technology, academia, government and business, offer the opportunity to advance the switch to renewable energy sources at the local and regional level.
The conference programme comprises plenaries, break-out sessions, and study tours:
Post date: 6 Oct 2016
On 13 September 2016, EuroAce reported that the European Parliament Plenary approved an own-initiative report on the Heating & Cooling Strategy (GIEREK Report), calling on the European Commission to focus action on reducing energy use in buildings, especially with regard to the upcoming review of energy efficiency legislation in October.
Post date: 14 Sep 2016
Retrofitting public buildings is crucial to meeting Europe’s energy efficiency goals. But can new knowledge in retrofitting be replicated across the EU
The move to energy efficient buildings is on. Two European directives are gently nudging things along, by requiring that 3% of public buildings be renovated every year and that public buildings be almost energy zero by 2018.
Post date: 12 Sep 2016
During EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016 the My Smart City District (MSCD) cluster of 8 projects representing 25 cities across 13 countries came together to deliver five different online seminars in five days on key issues and challenges for smarter, greener towns, cities and districts.
Post date: 12 Jul 2016