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Renewable energy for heating and cooling

Eurostat Summary In 2018, renewable energy accounted for 21% of the total energy used for heating and cooling in the European Union (EU). This share has increased steadily since the beginning of the data collection in 2004, when the share was 12%. Increases in industry, services and...


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Open-Source Software to Support Low-Carbon District Energy Network Planning

TheMayor.eu Summary With an ambitious EU Green Deal on the table, providing secure, affordable and low carbon energy stays high on the priority list of local authorities to increase air quality and reach their energy and climate targets in 2030 and establish new ones by 2050. With heating and...


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EU to Allow State Aid for Coal Plant Exit, Low-CO2 Industry Shift

S&P Global Summary The European Commission is willing to approve national government aid to coal plant operators for closing early, and to manufacturers to decarbonize their production, to support the EU's 2050 carbon neutrality goal, it said. Many EU national governments, including...


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Europe is Making District Heating Smart

Open Access Government Summary District heating provides the necessary flexibility to integrate, utilize and store waste heat and fluctuating energy from renewables, ultimately increasing the efficiency of the entire energy system. As a result, it holds the potential to fully decarbonize...


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Towards a decarbonised heating and cooling sector in Europe

Aalborg University, Department of Planning Authors: Brian Vad Mathiesen, Nis Bertelsen, Noémi Schneider, Luis Sánchez-García, Susana Paardekooper, Jakob Zinck Thellufsen, Søren Roth Djørup Supported By: Danfoss, ENGIE "This report analyses, and where possible quantifies, the...

20191205 Towards_a_decarbonised_H_C_sector_in_EU_Final_Report.pdf


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European Commission loan to support waste-to-energy plant in Bulgaria

Power Technology Summary The European Commission (EC) has approved around €94m to support the construction and operation of a waste-to-energy cogeneration plant in Bulgaria. Bulgaria informed the EC in October 2019 that it intends to build a high-efficient cogeneration plant in Sofia that...


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EU approves EUR 57 million Croatian support for HEP District Heating

Balkan Energy News Summary The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Croatian plans to support the EUR 57 million modernization of a district heating system in the city of Zagreb (Croatia) by the city’s district heating operator HEP Toplinarstvo (HEP District Heating)...


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Conference To Discuss Renewable Energy Sources In District Heating And Cooling

Balkan Green Energy News, Middle East Utilities Summary A conference on renewable energy sources in district heating and cooling systems, organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Federal Ministry of Finance of Austria, in partnership with the...


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EU approves €64m Polish support for waste-to-energy plant

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News Summary The European Commission has approved €64 million (£55m) of public support from Poland for the construction of a highly efficient waste-to-energy facility. The funding will be used by municipally-owned company Port Czystej Energi (PCE), with...


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Low temperature district heating: New plants for eight European cities

EURAC Research, EurekAlert! Summary In Copenhagen, part of the traditional district heating network will be isolated to create an innovative low temperature network using the waste heat provided by two supermarket refrigeration systems. In the centre of Milan, a new district heating network...