Energy Cities, Celsius Cities, #DHCities, FEDARENE and 25+ cities across Europe joined forces to urge the EU and Member States to properly support and empower cities to drive the transition to fossil-free heating and cooling.
With this Manifesto, tangible pathways in 3 key areas are laid out, to enable cities to go fossil-free in their heat sector:
- Empower and include cities in the EU and national energy transition, and leverage their expertise in national energy strategies;
heat planning for cities to have a clear picture of available local
sources, challenges, opportunities and project implementation support;
the right incentives for the utilization of waste heat in heat
networks, and accelerate the uptake of waste heat in heat networks to
decarbonize the heating and cooling system;