In the framework of the International Conference on Smart Energy System, on 9 September, EASME is organising a technical workshop with the participation of 14 EU funded projects on the subject of Waste Heat & Cold utilisation.
Questions to be addressed include:
- Renewable gas, biomethane, hydrogen and bioLNG, what qualifies as lower-carbon gas? What do we mean by green gas?
- What role can decarbonized/green gas play in the energy systems? Will natural gas play a role in the medium and long-term future?
- How can cleaner gas help decarbonize industrial, transport and heating sectors? What is the outlook for 2030 and beyond?
- Does the EU need more infrastructure for these new sources of green gas?
- Do we need to decentralize the gas system as we did for the electricity system?
Investment in the renewables sector can provide major benefits in terms of the competitiveness of EU industry, as well as providing a major boost for jobs and growth, according to a new two-part study published today by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy. Highlighting the significant economic contribution that renewables are already providing, the study identifies a number of potential solutions to bottlenecks and administrative hurdles that would provide an even greater boost to certain sectors.
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SDEC 2019 will offer a packed agenda with up to six workshops and eight session. In total we expect to have around 50 speakers and tutors taking part in our event. Everyone interested in district energy should be able to find a interesting option at this event.
At this largest event of the cogeneration sector in Europe, the latest trends from the energy world will be discussed with industry representatives, policymakers and other key stakeholders. Focus will be placed on the role that cogeneration can play in achieving Europe’s climate and energy goals.
RE-Source 2019 will be Europe’s leading corporate energy procurement event.
With more markets opening up to the corporate renewable sourcing opportunity, RE-Source 2019 is the perfect platform to network, learn and do business with key players from both the buyer and supplier side.
CISBAT is a scientific conference organised for the 15th time by the Solar Energy and Building Physics Lab (LESO-PB) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). Academic partners of the conference are renowned scientists from University of Cambridge and MIT as well as the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research “Future Energy Efficient Buildings & Districts” and the Swiss chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association IBPSA, backed by a strong international scientific committee.
This report presents the activities performed in the heating and cooling initiative of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Energy. The objective of the initiative was to support regions to improve their heating and cooling strategies and to enhance their chances to access EU funds for their projects. Three workshops brought together regional representatives and experts in the field of heating and cooling.
Heating in buildings is at the core of energy consumption – space heating and hot water production account for around 70% of energy consumption in residential buildings in IEA countries, resulting in significant CO2 emissions. This is receiving increasing attention in many countries, including through a renewed focus in IEA’s in-depth reviews of energy policies of IEA member countries.
The study attempts to identify some key factors influencing deployment and to relate them to the trends observed in specific countries/regions. These factors include: energy and climate policies, FC funding programmes, competing technologies, the presence of FC system manufacturers and energy prices (spark spread). The study finds that the global deployment of large-scale fuel cells is currently dominated by the US and South Korean market, which together make up almost 95% of installed capacity.
Concern is growing around the issue of energy efficiency in data centres (DC) as more and more data are saved, processed, and transferred to facilitate myriad digital services worldwide. Utilising waste heat from DCs as heating for nearby districts may be a potential solution if technical and knowledge barriers are overcome, suggests this Finnish study, which identified key obstacles to this concept and possible methods of implementation.