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Supplier obligation can be a cost effective model for more renewable energies in the heat sector

17 May 2017
About a year ago the EU Commission put its highly regarded proposal for a heating and cooling strategy forward in order to support the use of renewable energies comprehensively. The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI - (...)

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The progRESsHEAT team in Herten: A journey through time!

12 April 2017
On the occasion of a project meeting held end of March in Düsseldorf, Germany, the progRESsHEAT team took a tour to Herten, one of the case study cities of the project. The day started with a presentation of the district heating system of the (...)

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Smart District Heating and Cooling in Paris Saclay: The most innovative DHC grids in Europe

21 February 2017
This article is an excerpt from the publication: Efficient district heating and cooling systems in the EU Case studies analysis, replicable key success factors and potential policy implications French district heating systems have been (...)

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25 January 2017 // Smart Reflex webinar: Renewable district heating and local heat planning

11 January 2017
16:00-17:30, CET Organised in the framework of the Smart Reflex project Heat planning at local level is a crucial activity to ensure that renewable energy sources available in the area are adequately exploited, thus creating economic and (...)

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How to develop support schemes for Renewable Heating and Cooling: A publication by the FROnT project

3 November 2016
The FROnT project is an IEE project closely linked to porgRESsHEAT as it aims at promoting a level playing field for Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) in Europe, and develop strategies for its greater deployment. The FROnT manual of good (...)

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Missed the progRESsHEAT webinars? Watch the recordings!

12 September 2016
In the framework of the progRESsHEAT project, we are holding a series of webinars on various topics related to district heating and cooling. Three webinars already took place: Assessing the potential for combined heat and power in EU member (...)

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Webinars: Denmark’s successful district heating system, Waste heat & district heating

11 August 2016
The progRESsHEAT project team warmly invites you to participate in two webinars: The success story of the extensive Danish district heating system 31 August 2016, 14:00-15:30 This webinar will focus on the success story of the extensive (...)

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progRESsHEAT webinar on 24 June: Assessing the potential for combined heat and power in EU member states – insights from Austria and Germany

8 June 2016
The EU Energy Efficiency Directive requires Member States to assess potentials for Combined-heat- power applications and district heating solutions based on regional information. Most member states have submitted assessments to the Commission. (...)

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Homeowners in Elsinore enjoy tailor-made support for saving energy

25 April 2016
Have you ever wondered how to reduce the energy consumption of your citizens? Then Elsinore’s award-winning approach will definitely be worth the read. The municipality of Elsinore has set itself the ambitious goal of reducing CO2 emissions to (...)

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Sharing and learning in a progRESsHEAT cross-municipality workshop in Denmark

15 April 2016
Representatives from the six case study cities of the progRESsHEAT project gathered mid-March in Denmark for a cross-municipality workshop and study visits. Six municipalities are case studies in the progRESsHEAT project: Herten (Germany), (...)

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Upcoming events

Monday 11 September 15:30-17:45 // progRESsHEAT workshop - Navigating the transition to renewable heating and cooling in Europe: Policy recommendations and lessons learned from local case studies

Copenhagen, Denmark

The workshop aims to share lessons learned and experience with policy instruments and strategies to efficiently support the transition to a sustainable heating and cooling sector. Key results of the progRESsHEAT project are presented and discussed with the participants.
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From 12 to 13 September // 3rd International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and 4th Generation District Heating

Copenhagen, Denmark

Organised by the 4DH international research centre
The aim of the conference is to present and discuss scientific findings and industrial experiences related to the subject of Smart Energy Systems based on renewable energy and future 4th Generation District Heating Technologies and Systems (4GDH).
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