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Finnish official: ‘Heating is far from being just a local issue’

Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 requires decarbonising the whole economy, including the energy-hungry heating sector, says Finland’s Riku Huttunen. And that will involve cooperation at all levels of government, including local and EU...

One week to submit your abstract for CLIMA2019!

CLIMA 2019 deadline is approaching: one more week to go! The deadline to submit you abstract  for CLIMA 2019 Congress is 1 September 2018. Check out for more information on abstract and paper submissions and...

Committed of... #DecarbHeat 2017: EHPA event on the decarbonisation of Europe’s heating and cooling sector

A decarbonisation of Europe’s energy system without a decarbonisation of the heating sector is impossible. Yet, efforts currently under way are too slow. Transforming the heating industry -from research and development to manufacturing,...

Horizon 2020: New calls on energy efficiency now open!

On 19 January 2017, a series of Calls for Proposals opened in the context of Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17 in the area of Energy Efficiency.   The Energy Efficiency area of this Work Programme has been designed for 2016/2017...

Thermally efficient social housing for young adults

When young people move out of supported accommodation the leap to independent living can be tough. A new project in the north west of England is converting a former sheltered housing block for elderly people into managed...

The BRICKER active system installation kicks-off in Liège!

Since September 2016, the renovation works at the Province of Liège School of Engineering have been progressing, and now as we move towards the New Year, a new phase has just begun. It involves installing a renewable heating system, the...

European Commission develops new energy system model

The European Commission is developing a new energy system model which is capable of analysing the EU's energy systems in high level of detail.     The model –Modelling the European Energy System (METIS)– can simulate...

Overview of New Classes of Refrigerants at ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference

ATLANTA – More than 160 refrigerants are maintained under ASHRAE’s refrigerant classification standard, and that list continues to grow as the industry’s need for new refrigerants increases.   A review of the new classes of lower global-...

European Union on-the-ground support for the 2016 Heating and Cooling strategy

For the first time, a single document has been drafted by the European Commission providing an overview of  the activities and projects funded by EU programmes supporting the EU heating and cooling strategy which was adopted in February...

Renewables: the largest source of installed power capacity in the world in 2015 - New IEA report

  On 25 October 2016, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that it was significantly increasing its five-year growth forecast for renewables thanks to strong policy support in key countries and sharp cost reductions. Renewables...