The Green Revolution Starts at Home’s Outcomes
During the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2019, the session co-organised by DecarbHeat and FEDARENE, “The Green Revolution Starts at Home” took place in order to presents the heating and cooling sector in Europe and the resources available for local, regional and national authorities. Various innovative tools and projects such as RELaTED, PLANHEAT and Hotmaps are being developed to assist cities and regions for decarbonizing heating and cooling.
Nino Aveni, Senior Communications Advisor, remarked the relevance of this kind of session due to the necessity on fostering sustainable solutions, added to the lack of political compromise at different levels, including the European Union. ” EU leaders failed to agree on much-needed 2050 climate neutrality goals, with four countries reluctant to find consensus and asking for a tailored assessment of each country’s economic needs and overall readiness before proceeding with an EU-wide agreement. Paradoxically, thousands of citizens, together with governments and industry representatives have flooded the rooms of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) to join hundreds of events focusing on the urgency of tackling the climate crisis, showcasing an extraordinary array of strategies and technologies to activate a much-needed mitigation process.”
EU funded projects PLANHEAT , HOTMAPS and RELaTED, presented at the event, offered solutions that can support cities and regions in this direction. Software developed by HOTMAPS and PLANHEAT can assist cities and regions in their heating and cooling planning, while RELaTED is developing an innovative ultra-low temperature concept for thermal district energy networks. Such tools and solutions are part of an integrated, holistic approach to decarbonize the sector.
FEDARENE is partner of the project REnewable Low TEmperature District (RELaTED) provides a demonstrated concept of ultra-low temperature network solution for new district heating systems and the progressive conversion of currently running district heating systems in order to de-carbonize energy supplies in urban environments. During the EUSEW session Roberto Gary, Tecnalia coordinator presented information related to the project, emphasizing the Heating and Cooling alternatives in order to supply millions of European households, being key the improvement of networks and technologies.
All stakeholders present at the event agreed on the urgency of decarbonizing the building sector. An integrated approach, bringing together different technologies and calibrating the contribution of each according to the local specificities, while allowing citizens better access to information on how to make the right investments for them and their environment, stimulating financing and taking advantage of legislation on building renovations are key to achieve decarbonization.
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