This webinar will discuss key findings from the 2017 edition of the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report (GSR), look at the expanding role of solar in the power and heating and cooling sector and highlight the latest data on solar energy technologies, investment and policies.
Joanna Costello, Deputy Executive Secretary, International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
Post date: 2 Jun 2017
The European Commission’s “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package of legislation, which was presented at the end of last year, aims, amongst others, at accelerating renewable energy innovation, based on the EU’s commitment to cut CO₂ emissions by 2030.
With renewable energy deployment progressing fast in power generation, the heating and cooling sector still has some way to go to reduce the remaining 84% of EU heating still generated by fossil fuels.
Post date: 25 May 2017
Following the adoption of the European Heating and Cooling Strategy, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has brought together a large coalition of thermal industry players from various countries behind one vision: the full decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sectors by 2050. As a result, the first ever DecarbHeat Industry Pledge and Declaration of support will be signed in Brussels on 11 May. This will be in farme of the DecarbHeat Forum organised in Brussels.
Post date: 5 May 2017
Heat Pumping Technologies in Special Applications and New Markets: vol.35 No 1/2017
Special Applications and New Markets in the new issue of the HPT Magazine
This latest issue of the Heat Pumping Technologies (HTP) Magazine has Special Applications and New Markets as the topical theme. The applications range from innovative ways to use heat pumping technologies in commercial buildings, to their use in common household appliances.
Post date: 10 Apr 2017
5 factors are holding back the energy transition to a zero emissions Europe by 2050, writes Thomas Nowak.
The way we use energy in our society needs to change if we want to keep global warming well below 2°C, as stipulated at COP21 in Paris. This transition needs to include decision-makers on all levels and must above all include citizens.
Post date: 28 Mar 2017
Type: Ask the Experts
Study on the impact assessment for a new Directive mainstreaming deployment of renewable energy and ensuring that the EU meets its 2030 renewable energy target - Mainstreaming RES
Post date: 16 Feb 2017
Il Decreto Legge n. 244 /2016 (noto come Milleproroghe), pubblicato sulla Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 304 del 30 dicembre 2016 all’art. 12 comma 2, proroga al 1 gennaio 2018 l’entrata in vigore dell’obbligo di copertura con fonti rinnovabili di almeno il 50% della somma dei fabbisogni di acqua calda sanitaria, raffrescamento e riscaldamento negli edifici nuovi e sottoposti a ristrutturazione rilevante, obbligo contenuto nell’Allegato 3 del Dlgs 28/2011.
Per tutto il 2017 pertanto rimane l’obbligo di coprire con rinnovabili il 35% della somma dei fabbisogni.
Post date: 2 Feb 2017
Two solar-related projects are included in the last cut-off of the Fast Track to Innovation pilot scheme (FTI), which runs since 2015 under the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.
These projects are:
Integrated solar heating and cooling unit based on a novel zeolite chiller and heat pump:
The project receives 2,167,437.50€.
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Climate Action Plan 2050 - Principles and goals of the German government's climate policy - Executive Summary
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
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