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. (...)
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 (...)
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), (...)
EU Energy Efficiency Directive: National Heating and Cooling Plans partially available
1 April 2016
Article 14 of the Energy Efficiency Directive required each EU Member State to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the national potential of high-efficient co-generation and efficient district heating and cooling by December 2015.
EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling: Decarbonizing our buildings
17 February 2016
Just yesterday, the European Commission released a Communication on the EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling aiming at a "smarter and more sustainable use of heating and cooling".
Heating and cooling consume half of the EU’s energy and much of it (...)
Helsingør, Denmark: Towards a fossil free municipality
11 December 2015
The municipality of Helsingør, located some 40 km north of the Danish Capital Copenhagen, covers an area of 122 km², and has a total population of around 60,000 inhabitants living in the main city and smaller surrounding (...)
Brașov, a Romanian city working towards a green, CO2-free future!
16 July 2015
Back in 2011, Brașov was designated the “Green Capital of Romania”. It is a historical city built more than 800 years ago, located in the heart of the country and counting around 253,000 inhabitants. Surrounded by nature, the city every year (...)
Litoměřice, the next Czech post-carbon city
26 June 2015
While it has traditionally been relying on coal combustion for most of its energy use, the city is now taking steps towards a low-carbon future.
Litoměřice (24,388 inhabitants) is located in the Northern Bohemia region on the Elbe River. (...)