The first release of the THERMOS tool has been developed within the EU H2020 project THERMOS (October 2016 – June 2020). It is a free, open-source software that offers local authorities address-level data for the optimised expansion of an existing system, the planning of an entirely new system, or assessing the performance of specific networks or non-networked solutions via direct comparison.
Post date: 18 Jun 2019
REIC (Regional Education and Information Centre for sustainable development in south-east Europe) in collaboration with GIZ(deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
) is delighted to invite you on the xv regional summer school “energy and climate planning”.
The 7-day education program will be held in ethno village čardaci (municipality Vitez), the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Post date: 17 Jun 2019
The call for abstracts for the 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2019
(SSPCR 2019) is finally open.
Following the success of the last years, Eurac Research is organizing a new edition that will be held on December 9-13, 2019 in Bolzano (Italy), with a theme of “Turning visionary approaches into planning policies and tools”.
Post date: 12 Jun 2019
Several Mediterranean islands are not connected to the main electricity grid yet meaning that independent local grids cater for their power requirements, mainly using imported fossil fuels whose resources scarcity, especially during the high-demand summer months, is a significant challenge. Seasonal variability in power demand, fuel price volatility, as well as a growing tourism development, impose some additional complexity.
Post date: 9 Jan 2019
A new guidebook on "How to develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)" has just been released by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
Now aligned with the 2030 Covenant of Mayors target, the guidebook has been enriched with information on climate change adaptation, which is one of the three pillars of the movement in Europe.
The guidebook is divided into three parts:
Post date: 5 Dec 2018
Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit.
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
The Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
The EU funded CITYOPT project (Holistic simulation and optimization of energy systems in Smart Cities) aims to make cities smarter through applications and guidelines supporting efficient planning, detailed design and operation of energy systems in urban districts. The specific target is to engage users with the new CITYOPT applications, create new partnerships connecting city leaders and stakeholders and create new business models for decision support systems for energy efficient neighbourhoods.
Post date: 23 Jun 2017
Organised by the DHC+ Technology Platform within the H2020 PLANHEAT project, Sustainable Cities– Towards Zero-Carbon Heating & Cooling
offers you the unique opportunity for exchange with fellow municipalities committed to decarbonising their heating and cooling systems.
Post date: 19 May 2017
In this two-day conference – in cooperation with the European city network EUROCITIES – The following topics will be discussed with international decision-makers, experts on city development and city administration. Europe’s cities are growing. The efficient use and supply of energy play a major role in meeting the challenges of increasing urbanization and in developing a smart and sustainable future. Therefore politics, urban planning and the economy are requested to implement smart energy strategies, instruments and financing tools in order to master the challenges lying ahead.
Post date: 18 May 2017