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11 May 2012

First RHC Week at the European Parliament

First RHC Week at the European Parliament

Combating climate change and ensuring the security of energy supply represent profound challenges for Europe. Adapting the current energy scenario into a truly sustainable one will require realising the full potential of renewable energy sources to satisfy the heating and cooling demand– which accounts for around half of the EU’s final energy consumption. The European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-Platform) brings together stakeholders from...

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16 Apr 2012

2nd Joint Workshop on extending the RED sustainability criteria to solid bioenergy

Within the BfN-sponsored project “Implementation of biodiversity targets in sustainable bioenergy use“, the Öko-Institut in cooperation with the Dutch Agentschap NL and the Joint Research Centre held the 2nd Joint Workshop on Extending the RED Sustainability Requirements to Solid Bioenergy on March 12, 2012 in Den Haag (Netherlands). The presentations and further information is given here.


13 Mar 2012

Energy Roadmap 2050: Neither hot nor cool

European heating&cooling associations

On 6th March, eleven European heat&cool sector related associations published the joint statement “Energy Roadmap 2050: Neither Hot nor Cool“ calling for an ambitious European heating and cooling policy and showing that despite its huge potential, the heating and cooling sector remains misinterpreted in the EU Energy Roadmap 2050.



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