Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your

Cogeneration sector supportive of a comprehensive follow-up to the Heating and Cooling Strategy
by Staff Writers
Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Feb 22, 2016

File image.

The European Commission has published the long awaited Heating and Cooling Strategy, putting for the very first time the heat sector on the map of EU policymaking. COGEN Europe welcomes the Strategy and is hopeful that it will support better and more consistent European energy and climate policies, where the cogeneration principle plays a key role.

As an integral part of its European Energy Union framework, the Heating and Cooling Strategy correctly identifies that heat represents half of the EU's energy consumption. It goes on by highlighting that significant greenhouse gases emissions reductions and efficiency gains can be reaped in the space heating sub-sector.

Furthermore, the Strategy rightly assesses the current situation in industries, where decarbonisation of heat is more complex. It is key that heat demand is not seen as purely seasonal, as heat is also central to fuelling the European industrial economy.

In this year of delivery for the European Commission, with the upcoming reviews of the Energy Efficiency Directive, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the Renewable Energy Directive and Electricity Market Design to list but a few, moving forward with a system wide approach when devising policies would unveil the local and societal benefits of cogeneration systems.

It is worth recalling that existing CHP technologies if further deployed in businesses, public, commercial and residential buildings can substantially cut primary energy consumptions and consequently CO2 emissions.

Roberto Francia, COGEN Europe Managing Director, commented: "The Heating and Cooling Strategy presented this week represents a milestone for the implementation of the Energy Union vision. COGEN Europe is committed to keeping this momentum by continuing to engage with the European institutions and with other stakeholders to promote a greater uptake of cogeneration technologies, as a way to enhance energy efficiency, reduce energy imports, decrease emissions of GHG and of other pollutants, reduce energy costs for consumers and stimulate jobs and growth at local level".

The Strategy and other EU and national level policy and market developments will be debated by the CHP industry at COGEN Europe's Annual Conference "The Power of Heat" on 22-23 March in Brussels. The programme is now available and the registration is opened.

COGEN Europe will continue to engage with the European Commission to make sure the spirit of this landmark Communication rolls across the full range of energy and climate policies being developed and reviewed this year.


Related Links
Cogeneration Europe
Powering The World in the 21st Century at

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
Creation of Jupiter interior, a step towards room temp superconductivity
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Dec 21, 2015
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and a major component of stars such as the Sun, as well as gas-giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn. In recent years, hydrogen's behavior at high temperature and high pressure has been in the realm of interest not only for planetary science, but also for fields such as materials science for the purpose of achieving a hydrogen energy soci ... read more

Aldrin recounts successes and challenges of historic space journey

Edgar Mitchell, astronaut who walked on Moon, dead at 85

The forgotten moon landing that paved the way for today's space adventures

ASU satellite selected for NASA Space Launch System's first flight

Somewhere between Earth and Mars Science Fiction Became Science Fact

Becoming a Martian

Site of Martian lakes linked to ancient habitable environment

Opportunity climbing steeper slopes to reach science targets

Visions of the future unleashed at TED

Flowering Zinnias set stage for deep-space food crop research

Practical Advice for Aspiring Space Explorers

Are private launches changing the rocket equation?

China Conducts Final Tests on Most Powerful Homegrown Rocket

Last Launch for Long March 2F/G

China aims for the Moon with new rockets

China shoots for first landing on far side of the moon

Black Mold Found in Cargo Prepared for ISS, Resupply Mission Delayed

Putting the Public in the Shoes of Space Station Science

Russians spacewalk to retrieve biological samples

Russia to Deliver Three Advanced Spacesuits to ISS in 2016

JAXA Launches X-ray Astronomy Satellite

ULA Launches NROL-45 Payload for the National Reconnaissance Office

SES-9 Launch Targeting Late February

Spaceflight Awarded First GSA Schedule Contract for Satellite Launch Services

Volcanoes Light Up Atmospheres of Small Exoplanets

Planet formation around binary star

Proto-planet has 2 masters

Earth-like planets have Earth-like interiors

Scientists prove feasibility of 'printing' replacement tissue

Light used to measure the 'big stretch' in spider silk proteins

Not your grandfather's house, but maybe it should be

Shaping crystals with the flow

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2016 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.