Balkan Green Energy News
The use of renewable energy sources in district heating and cooling systems can substitute fossil fuels without increasing prices for customers, while bringing benefits in environmental protection. Solar thermal projects, geothermal energy, heat pumps, waste heat and biomass are currently the most common models for increasing the share of renewables, while the use of electricity from wind farms and solar installations in district heating and cooling systems is becoming increasingly popular.
These are some of the key takeaways from the regional conference Renewable Energy Sources in District Heating and Cooling Systems held in Belgrade yesterday and today. The event was organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Federal Ministry of Finance of Austria, in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and was part of the 50th International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition.
The conference was opened by Belgrade Mayor Zoran Radojičić, who announced the adoption of an action plan for the district heating and cooling system for early next year. He also said that the city is drafting a Green City Action Plan and a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan, as well as preparing its candidacy for the European Green Capital Award.