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.
Micro-CHP technologies can cut household energy bills by 25-34%, reduce household CO₂ emissions by up to two tonnes per year in 2015 and deliver primary energy savings of up to 25%. But the right EU policy framework must be put in place if their contribution to achieving the EU's energy, climate and competitiveness objectives is to be fully realised, shows a new Delta-ee 'Micro-CHP Benefits Study' launched at the COGEN Europe Annual Conference today.
As the cogeneration sector gathers in Brussels for the COGEN Europe Annual Conference, the sector's most important annual event, the industry warns that the scope of the EU's upcoming Heating and Cooling Strategy must take into account the wider energy system if it is to be successful.
COGEN Europe's 2015 annual survey of EU cogeneration markets reveals that the sector's ability to help deliver the EU's energy and climate objectives is hampered by the policy flux and regulatory uncertainty currently holding back investment. The survey results, to be presented at the COGEN Europe Annual Conference exploring #thepowerofheat in Brussels on 19-20 May, is a wake-up call for the EU in trying to achieve its energy efficiency objectives.