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European sustainability award launched at Change the Change conference

Win 10,000 EUR and be recognised as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2019 Transformative Action Award
Press release
21 January 2019

Increasing the Social Acceptance of Wind Energy: Horizon2020 project WinWind feeds policy processes across Europe

Aiming to raise the social acceptance of wind energy, the WinWind project managed to establish ongoing and evolving stakeholder and policy dialogues in selected regions with comparatively low wind energy prevalence over the last year. In Spain and Latvia, project partners were invited to share the experiences gained in feed national and regional policy making processes, ensuring the establishment of inclusive procedures.
Guidance document

Energy Innovation Procurement. A Guide for City Authorities

This Guide provides a multi-level approach for ambitious City authorities that wish to achieve transformational energy outcomes across the city. It includes the methodology that was created and applied within the European project CEPPI (Coordinated energy-related PPIs actions for cities) known as the ‘Flexible Framework for Energy Innovation Procurement’, approaches to needs identification and planning, and strategies for procurement interventions to achieve innovation.
Press release
07 March 2017

New EU research tool makes energy planning for governments easier

An EU-funded research project has launched a tool that allows European governments, businesses, consultants, academics, planners and energy enthusiasts to assess thermal resources and thermal demand in any given region.
The Pan-European Thermal Atlas (Peta4), launched today in Brussels, is an interactive online map of the heating and cooling demand, efficiency and supply in Europe. Created by the Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE) project, it provides visual and technical data for heating and cooling pr...
Press release
25 October 2017

Major enhancements made to European Energy Planning Tool

An EU-funded research project, Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE), has added major new features to its energy planning tool. The Pan-European Thermal Atlas (Peta4), assesses heating and cooling demand, efficiency, and supply across Europe, supporting cities and industry in their efforts to decarbonise the heating and cooling sector.
A free interactive online map, it gives visual and technical data on the location and scale of heating and cooling datasets, and its latest update, Peta4.2, incorporates var...
Press release
28 March 2018

Comprehensive heat and cold profiles of key EU Member States published

Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE), an EU-funded research project, has published datasets providing insight into the structure of the heat and cold supply in the EU and individual Member States. These publicly available datasets can be used by national and regional authorities and industry as the basis for strategic energy policy development and the European Commission in the next stages of its Heating and Cooling Strategy process.
HRE’s datasets break down information into digestible formats whic...