This article describes the refrigeration industry from an environmental point of view and argues for phasing out refrigerators with gases that contribute to global warming.
Policy & Planning articles
This text describes Friendly Sam, a toolbox developed to formulate optimisation-based models of energy systems.
Transition strategies for delivering low carbon district heat: 6 guides to put you on the right track
The HeatNet NWE project aims to introduce 4DHC (4th generation District Heating) in North West Europe. Here are six guides from the project.
This handbook from the Upgrade DH project describes technical and non-technical approaches for upgrading existing systems.
This text from the ReUseHeat project defines a performance assessment procedure, and applies it to four solutions for urban excess heat recovery.
This text describes Energy System Integration and the role of district heating and cooling in the new European Commission Strategy on Energy System Integration.
The European Green Deal puts Europe on the path to climate neutrality by 2050. In this text, you will find links to more information about this crucial policy action plan.
This webinar provided a European perspective on financial investment, from EU’s Urban Agenda Energy Transition Partnership to success cases and transparent green bonds to minimize the risks.
District heating will have a key role in the decarbonisation ambition for the EU. At the same time, the DHC systems are governed by numerous laws and policies, at EU, national and local levels.
We summarize some key points from RINA’s analysis of the bankability of urban excess heat recovery investments (from the H2020 Reuseheat project).
Interconnecting cities district heating grids can achieve more efficient production units, better economics and more resilience.
DH systems operating at lower temperatures than conventional systems enable utilizing heat sources with low temperature like waste heat.