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Heat Pumping Technologies in Special Applications and New Markets: vol.35 No 1/2017     Special Applications and New Markets in the new issue of the HPT Magazine   This latest issue of the Heat Pumping Technologies  (HTP) Magazine has Special Applications and New Markets as the topical theme. The applications range from innovative ways to use heat pumping technologies in commercial buildings, to their use in common household appliances.  
Post date: 10 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

5 factors are holding back the energy transition to a zero emissions Europe by 2050, writes Thomas Nowak.   The way we use energy in our society needs to change if we want to keep global warming well below 2°C, as stipulated at COP21 in Paris. This transition needs to include decision-makers on all levels and must above all include citizens.  
Post date: 28 Mar 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

Study on the impact assessment for a new Directive mainstreaming deployment of renewable energy and ensuring that the EU meets its 2030 renewable energy target - Mainstreaming RES    
Post date: 16 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Il Decreto Legge n. 244 /2016 (noto come Milleproroghe), pubblicato sulla Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 304 del 30 dicembre 2016 all’art. 12 comma 2, proroga al 1 gennaio 2018 l’entrata in vigore dell’obbligo di copertura con fonti rinnovabili di almeno il 50% della somma dei fabbisogni di acqua calda sanitaria, raffrescamento e riscaldamento negli edifici nuovi e sottoposti a ristrutturazione rilevante, obbligo contenuto nell’Allegato 3 del Dlgs 28/2011.     Per tutto il 2017 pertanto rimane l’obbligo di coprire con rinnovabili il 35% della somma dei fabbisogni.
Post date: 2 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Two solar-related projects are included in the last cut-off of the Fast Track to Innovation pilot scheme (FTI), which runs since 2015 under the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.   These projects are:   Integrated solar heating and cooling unit based on a novel zeolite chiller and heat pump: The project receives 2,167,437.50€.
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: News

Climate Action Plan 2050 - Principles and goals of the German government's climate policy - Executive Summary  
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

This paper, released by the FROnT project, focuses on strategic policy recommendations to support the deployment of renewable heating and cooling technologies (RES-HC). The document identifies the main barriers to RES-HC deployment which include lack of strategic priorities and governance, persistent market failures, poor awareness, quality and engagement and the financing challenge.
Post date: 23 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

By connecting several buildings to the same heating system the number of heating generation systems is reduced to one. This usually saves investment costs. Additionally there is in general a smaller total peak load than the sum of all separate peak loads by the included buildings. Not all buildings will need their peak load at the same time. On the other hand the heat distribution system, large pipes in the ground, will generate additional investment costs and additional thermal losses. In many cases local district heating systems and district heating systems include waste heat (e.g...
Post date: 23 Feb 2016
Type: Ask the Experts

Equitix Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) - UK   The Equitix Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) invests in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the United Kingdom that focus on:   demand-side energy efficiency; renewable heat;   Combined heat and power (CHP) projects.  The individual schemes to be financed are likely to be small and are expected to not be subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (Directive 2011/92/EU).  
Post date: 20 Apr 2015
Type: Link

This scheme is now closed.    Dotácie na slnečné kolektory a kotly na biomasu   Within this scheme, subsidies were provided to owners of houses and apartment buildings for the installation of biomass boilers and/or solar thermal collectors that met certain minimum technical criteria.  
Post date: 30 Apr 2013
Type: Link