Half of Europe’s energy consumption today is made up of heating and cooling and most of that demand is met through the burning of oil and gas. In an increasingly urbanised world, cities have both the power and the responsibility to deliver the change we need and make the heating and cooling revolution happen.

Many European cities have inspiring stories to tell about how they plan their heat transition towards a 100% green, reliable system based on local sources and heat networks. During this webinar we heard from five remarkable cities from all corners of Europe, from very advanced decarbonised systems going the extra mile, to retrofitting and decarbonising existing networks, to getting a new network started.

The best practices presented in this webinar are:

  • The Helsinki Challenge: crowdsourcing for combustion-free solutions
    Laura Uuttu-Deschryvere, Project Director of Helsinki Energy Challenge at the City of Helsinki
    Starting at 00:00

  • Zagreb: Modernizing & upgrading existing systems
    Ivan Ivankovic – Head of Energy, Energy Management and Sustainable energy Development, City of Zagreb  
    Starting at 12:46

  • Vilnius: Making the system future proof
    Paulius Martinkus – Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer at Vilnius šilumos tinklai (Vilnius District Heating Company)
    Starting at 23:27

  • Rotterdam: Impactful solutions through collaboration and stakeholder engagement
    Lydia Hameeteman, Advisor and Project Manager at the City of Rotterdam
    Starting at 33:43

  • Dublin: Starting at the top – new networks with new solutions
    John O’Shea – Energy Systems Analyst at Codema, Dublin’s Energy Agency
    Starting at 46:42

  • Summary of the break-out session discussions – starting at 56:51


Click here for the presentation slides.

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