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Policy & Planning articles
Governance innovation for accelerated sustainable transitions
Climate change and the destruction of ecological systems threaten our planet, and our society cannot continue to operate as usual. Governance innovation is needed according to a new paper.
Guide to European district energy projects
In a new publication over 60 district heating and cooling projects are being highlighted and carefully presented.
Get inspired and collect knowledge from innovative new projects financed by the European Commission.
Digitalisation and heat pumps – next step towards fossil free energy systems
The digitalisation process in society means new business models for heat pumps as well as the need for further development of integrated solutions. European Heat Pump Association, EHPA has provided an overview on the subject.
Cities Manifesto for Fossil-Free Heating and Cooling
To ensure that cities’ needs and leadership role are taken on board in this pivotal moment for the future of heating and cooling, Celsius Cities, #DHCities, Energy Cities and FEDARENE have come together to endorse the Cities Manifesto for Fossil-Free Heating and Cooling.
Heat pumps in district heating systems
The combination of district heating and heat pumps are foreseen to have a key role in the future district heating systems. This article looks at the integration of large-scale heat pumps in district heating, which can help balancing the power grid when the production of electricity from intermittent renewable energy sources fluctuates.
Ownership and district heating prices: The case of an unregulated natural monopoly
This study is investigating how Swedish energy prices are influenced by the owner of the energy network – a private or a municipal company.
A pioneering project for sustainable energy in Greece
Alexandroupolis, a seaside municipality in Greece’s northeast coast is going to have cost-effective geothermal energy and heating soon. As...
KeepWarm: Supporting modernisation of district heating systems in Central and Eastern Europe
The KeepWarm project, funded under H2020 Energy Efficiency, worked to accelerate investments to retrofit existing inefficient heat...
Blame it on the owner: ownership and energy performance of multi-dwelling buildings
This article shows differences in energy performance between tenant-owned and rental apartment buildings, and also investigates differences between private and municipal rental companies.
The impact of refrigeration technology on climate, economy and health
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.
Friendly Sam – Tools for modelling and optimising energy systems
This text describes Friendly Sam, a toolbox developed to formulate optimisation-based models of energy systems.