Heating and cooling will play a decisive role in the long-term decarbonisation of Europe’s energy system: the sector is responsible for 51% of final energy use in Europe and about 27% of CO2 emissions – only 19% of the heating and cooling final energy demand is coming from renewable sources. Considering the increased level of ambition… Read more »
The Hotmaps software beta version is now available! This tool allows users to browse through a European map and retrieve information on space heating and hot water demand, CO2 emissions as well as potentials for renewable supply like biomass and solar energy on a spatially disaggregated level. Users are able to select their regions and… Read more »
Prepared by Pietro Zambelli, Simon Pezzutto, Giulia Garegnani, Alessandro Pignatelli, Liise Lehtsalu (EURAC), Lukas Kranzl, and Sara Fritz (TUW) Hotmaps is part of the H2020 Pilot on Open Research Data – a plan established to maximise access and reuse of projects research data. Data Management Plans (DMPs) describe how to make research data findable, accessible,… Read more »
By Sara Giovannini You have probably heard about the advantages of District Heating and Cooling systems : they increase energy efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to the development of a greener economy. But what can be done to foster the supply of renewable and low carbon heat to our buildings ? Our experts just released a… Read more »
By Martin Freire Marseille’s eco-district of Îlot Allar uses seawater for heating and cooling through a new private initiative: Massileo. This renewable technology is likely to expand in the coming years, but what does this mean for public ownership of the energy systems?