The European Cogeneration Review – Germany is the third in a series of country reports that COGEN Europe will issue over the coming 12 months on cogeneration in Europe. The ECR covers the latest developments in the cogeneration sector, looking at market potentials and policy implications.
To mark the opening day of the EU's Heating and Cooling in the European Energy Transition conference, COGEN Europe today launches a Manifesto calling for heat to be thoroughly covered by the European Commission's work plan and in the actions to be developed under the new Energy Union Strategy.
Between 60% and 70% of homeowners find micro-CHP "appealing", according to a survey presented at today's event on 'Benefits of Decentralised Production of Heat and Power: householders and small energy users in the spotlight'. Micro-CHP can reduce the energy bills of households and small businesses by up to 18%, empowering them to slash their CO2 emissions and leaving the micro-CHP sector upbeat about future growth prospects.
As EU policymakers redirect their attention to primary energy savings and reducing the EU's reliance on imported energy, a new policy report highlights the substantial energy losses along the energy supply chain before reaching the end user. The CODE 2 policy report emphasises the need for energy system-level savings in both heat and power and shows what policy changes are needed to develop wider system efficiency. It concludes that implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) must be improved if efficient delivery of Europe's heat supply is to be secured.
DistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015
Houston Hilton North, Texas