Baden Württemberg set on achieving its heating and cooling decarbonisation

In European cities, most of our energy consumption is used for heating and cooling. If cities want to reach their target of climate neutrality by 2050, they need to start planning how to phase out fossil fuels from heating and cooling now

Helsinki Energy Challenge outcomes: an artificial island, salt and a HIVE will help decarbonise heating

Key lessons include involving citizens, market forces and combining existing technology with local resources

The heated debate on hydrogen in our cities

Hydrogen is often presented as a quick fix to get rid of fossil fuels from heating and cooling in cities. But is it really?

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Stephan Brandligt

Unbreakable Delft – How city and region join forces

Stephan Brandligt, Deputy Mayor of Delft

Stephan Brandligt, Deputy Mayor of Delft, explains the Dutch way of city-to-city cooperation and how this will be crucial for the next XXL district heating system.

Fighting energy poverty
Barcelona - Spain

Fighting energy poverty

Being cold at home is not normal

Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting
Tartu - Estonia

Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting

Nearly zero energy retrofitting in 17 condominiums

Working with industry
Urban community of Dunkirk - France

Working with industry

Dunkirk’s industrial waste heat network

The HOTMAPS toolbox

The HOTMAPS toolbox

Supporting strategic heating & cooling planning at local level

This brochure will guide you through strategic heat planning. You will find out how the Hotmaps toolbox works and how it suppor tedthe pilot cities in their urban energy planning.

Decarb City Pipes 2050

Decarb City Pipes 2050

Transition roadmaps to energy efficient, zero-carbon urban heating and cooling

Decarb City Pipes 2050

Climate urgency calls on all political levels to act more stringent and faster. This proposal is the first to unite cities across Europe to work […]

PROSPECT

PROSPECT

Peer-powered cities and regions

PROSPECT

The overall aim of PROSPECT is to enable peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy plans.

HotMaps

HotMaps

Europe's open-source tool for strategic heating and cooling

HotMaps

HotMaps aims at designing a toolbox to support public authorities, energy agencies and urban planners in strategic heating and cooling planning on local, regional and national levels, and in line with EU policies.

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