On the occasion of the Heat Roadmap Europe 4 (HRE4) workshop in Brussels on Tuesday 7th March, the project has launched the upgraded version of the first ever interactive maps of the heating and cooling demand, efficiency and supply in Europe.
The newly launched Pan-European Thermal Atlas (Peta4) is the perfect tool for European governments of all levels, but also for businesses, consultants, academia and energy enthusiasts to quickly and accurately assess thermal resources and thermal demand in a region. Read More.
Added July 2017.
European Commission - Overview of support activities and projects of the European Union on energy efficiency and renewable energy in the Heating & Cooling Sector, 2016 [Article]
David Connolly, coordinator of the H2020 project "Heat Roadmap Europe" and one of the developers of the EnergyPLAN model talks to SETIS Magazine about energy systems modeling. Read the interview here.
HRE4 is coming towards the end of its first year and the first public results are being prepared to be launched at an open workshop in Brussels, in the beginning of March. In a step towards identifying the most economically feasible and technologically effective pathway to decarbonisation by 2050, Heat Roadmap Europe 4 will host a Workshop on March 7 in Brussels (Belgium). It will be a great opportunity to get the first package of insights for the 14 HRE countries, which together account for approximately 90% of total heating and cooling in Europe. Read More.
We are already in month eight of the Heat Roadmap Europe 4 (HRE4) project, with work progressing steadily. As you will see, the past few months have seen HRE well-represented, as well as the publication of our first results. We will continue to keep you updated on the project's progress, particularly as we plan to offer our online, interactive thermal heat atlases by the end of the year. Read More.
We have almost reached the 6 month mark since the start of the Heat Roadmap Europe 4 project and in our first newsletter below, you can read about some of work we have already carried out as well as our ongoing activities. All work packages have now begun and are progressing well, so we expect to publish our first results before the end of the year, which we will keep you informed about as they develop. Read More.
Added August 26, 2016
The Energy Union is a game changer that will likely accelerate the growth of renewable energy in the EU, and the Heat Roadmap Europe project can play a big role in that development. Those were the main conclusions from speakers Martin Lidegaard, former Danish Energy and Foreign Minister, Morten Bæk, director of the Danish Energy Agency and Atli Benonysson, Vice President of Danfoss, at the kickoff event for the 4th Heat Roadmap Europe project held in Copenhagen in the beginning of April. Read More.
Added April 13, 2016
Over the last five years, the European Union has radically changed its views on heating, partly thanks to a series of studies led by a group of researchers at Aalborg University, Denmark. This is evident from a new EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling launched today, 16.02.2016.
Five years ago, the EU’s focus was firmly set on reducing the heat demand and electrifying the heat supply. District heating was on the periphery of EU energy policy at that time. In fact, an official communication from the EU Commission in 2011 said that district heating was expected to decline in the future. Read More.
Added February 16, 2016
The 4th Heat Roadmap Europe project, which is a comprehensive study of the heating and cooling sectors in the 14 largest EU countries, has been approved by the EU’s research programme Horizon 2020. The study, which is led by researchers from the 4DH centre at Aalborg University, Denmark, will begin in February 2016 and continue for 3 years. During this period, the researchers and their partners at 19 other European universities, companies and organisations will map the heating and cooling demand in 14 countries, along with the potential sources of surplus and renewable heating and cooling that could be used to supply these demands. Read More.
Added November 2, 2015
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 695989.