During 2017, as we could gather data with a level of detail never perceived before for the heating and cooling technologies and markets in Europe. This data concerns GIS mapping in 14 European countries, the status on H&C demands in 2015 and a baseline scenario towards 2050.
With an innovative methodological approach, HRE also attracted attention outside of the EU, reached out to University of California, Davis and Stanford University, while helped European Commission with expanding the European perspectives on renewables and sustainable heating in China.
In the next General Assembly meeting, adjacent to the upcoming HRE Workshop, in NEMO Science Museum, Amsterdam, the consortium will discuss about the future heating and cooling scenarios and the project dissemination strategy. After having gathered so many important results last year, our focus now is to spread the word about it, as for example through the HRE Webinar series!
On January 25, over 60 stakeholders from various sectors met in Warsaw to discuss the supply of heat through district energy systems in Poland, presenting other heating sources used in Poland and best-practice local and international examples. A keynote was given by the Ministry of Energy's Vice Minister, who insisted to put more focus on heating and an efficient use of primary energy in the Polish energy laws, in need for revision. Smog and fuel poverty in Poland were highlighted as key problems by most speakers in their presentations. The HRE4 Peta4 tool was introduced, as well as the EU legislation. The workshop, organised by BPIE, under the framework of HRE4, and in cooperation with Forum Energii, also focused on available financing options and existing support programmes. Presentations and photos are available for download.
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Added February 2018
Twitter is abuzz with people using the #Peta4 to check the heat demand density in their favorite spots in Europe. Help spread the word about #energy & #heating potential, by joining in 4 simple steps:
1. Look up for your hometown – or a European town close to your heart – on the Peta 4.2 Atlas.
2. Tick the “Heat Demand Densities 2015” box and take a screenshot
3. Tell us what you see and what you think (make sure to tag #HometownHeat, @HeatRoadmapEU and your home town)
4. Post and share with your friends and followers
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 695989.