by Magdalena Kowalska, PlanEnergi Hotmaps’ open source data set and GIS-toolbox was successfully used for developing energy decarbonisation strategies for nine European regions as part of the Interreg Europe project DeCarb.

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 »

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?