This event, which is organised by the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) and will take place on Wednesday 21 June (16.00 - 17.30) in the context of the EUSEW 2017 Policy Conference, will present several innovations in the area of renewable heating and cooling, with a specific focus to the following technology areas:
Post date: 25 May 2017
The 2nd International Conference on Energy, Environment and Economics (ICEEE 2017) focuses on energy, environment and economics of energy systems and their applications.
Contributions are invited, but not limited to, the following topics:
Post date: 25 May 2017
This report, released by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) shows that over the last five years (2012-2016), the use of geothermal energy, particularly for heat, has slowly but steadily increased across Europe. In the European continent, there exist more than 100 geothermal power plants, with an installed capacity that amounted to around 2.5 GWe in 2016 (of which 1 GWe in the European Union, the others being shared between Turkey and Iceland); a major increase is expected by 2020 (rapid growth of the Turkish capacity).
Post date: 18 May 2017
hybridGEOTABS first newsletter contains a short introduction to the technology and objectives of this Horizon 2020 research project. It also gives a summary of progress as shared at the recent project meeting in Finland; in particular, the chosen demo buildings and technical developments.
Post date: 24 Mar 2017
hybridGEOTABS first newsletter contains a short introduction to the technology and objectives of the research project. It also gives a summary of progress as shared at the recent project meeting in Finland, in particular, the chosen demo buildings and technical developments.
Post date: 21 Mar 2017
Geothermal energy is limitless, ubiquitous and free at the point of use. When combined with the very high energy efficiency of TABS and application range of hybrid systems, it offers huge potential to meet heating and cooling needs in Europe, and reduce CO2 emissions.
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
GEOTABS is an acronym for the combination of geothermal heat pumps with thermally activated building systems (TABS). It is an innovative clean technology for energy efficient and healthy buildings which has several advantages; the radiant heating and cooling system has already proven to be one of the most comfortable ways to condition indoor spaces, especially multi-storey offices.
Post date: 15 Mar 2017
The European Geothermal Energy Council gives a tepid welcome to the EU Commission’s proposals for the revision of the EU energy framework.
The European Commission unveiled the “Clean Energy Package” including, amongs other things, the revision of the directives on Renewable Energy (2009/28/EC), the Energy Performance of Buildings (2010/31/EU), Energy Efficiency (2012/27/EU), and the design of the electricity market.
Post date: 5 Dec 2016
The UK government has announced that ₤320 million will be invested over the next 5 years in schemes to support (local) district heat networks in cities. Heat networks are already used widely across Scandinavian cities to ensure space heating and hot water in buildings. The heat can be generated from various sources including large heat pumps, combined heat and power plants and deep geothermal plants but also from waste heat of factories and offices. The government sees a potential to reduce the heating costs by more than 30% for some households.
Post date: 5 Aug 2016
ETHOS is a medium sized building having a very low annual energy consumption and is suitable for a targeted audience of families with modest financial resources. It represents a test pilot for real estate projects within the entire territory.
Post date: 2 Jun 2016