The declaration of a climate emergency means we must all look at how we can make big changes within our own communities. The current COP25 meeting in Madrid will highlight the society wide approaches which must be taken across the industrialised countries.
Europe has an urgent need to change how it heats its houses and public spaces. Heat accounts for 79% of energy consumption in the typical European household yet most customers and cities know little about low carbon alternatives for keeping their homes warm and their bills down. If the EU cannot change this, it will fail to meet its targets for carbon emissions. The SHIFFT project – Sustainable Heating: Implementation of Fossil-Free Technology – represents a €5.7M investment by the EU’s INTERREG 2 Seas programme into decarbonising heat in (...)