This paper, released by the FROnT project, focuses on strategic policy recommendations to support the deployment of renewable heating and cooling technologies (RES-HC). The document identifies the main barriers to RES-HC deployment which include lack of strategic priorities and governance, persistent market failures, poor awareness, quality and engagement and the financing challenge.
Post date: 23 Nov 2016
Heating and Cooling: Open Source Tool for Mapping and Planning of Energy Systems
HotMaps, a HORIZON 2020 project, will develop, demonstrate and disseminate a toolbox to support public authorities, energy agencies and planners in strategic heating and cooling planning on local, regional and national levels, and in-line with EU policies.
Post date: 11 Nov 2016
This report, released by the progRESsHEAT project - fostering the use of renewable energies for heating and cooling- provides an overview of existing political framework conditions, current targets, policy instruments and measures as well as involved stakeholders for the six case study countries and municipalities involved in the project as well as on EU level.
Post date: 9 Nov 2016
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