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Policy & Planning articles
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.
This study is investigating how Swedish energy prices are influenced by the owner of the energy network – a private or a municipal company.
Alexandroupolis, a seaside municipality in Greece’s northeast coast is going to have cost-effective geothermal energy and heating soon. As...
The KeepWarm project, funded under H2020 Energy Efficiency, worked to accelerate investments to retrofit existing inefficient heat...
This article shows differences in energy performance between tenant-owned and rental apartment buildings, and also investigates differences between private and municipal rental companies.
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.
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.