COGEN Europe

The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration

Cogeneration (Combined Heat and Power or CHP) is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat, both of which are used.Read More

European Cogeneration Review

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.


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Case study of the week

Crowne Plaza “Le Palace Hotel” in Brussels is part of the PANDOX group and has 350 rooms and an area of 28,000 m². Compared to 2008, the hotel has reduced its 2010 energy consumption by 60% in natural gas and 20% in electricity through the implementation of energy savings actions.      


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Cogeneration can power the EU's industrial renaissance


Increasing the CHP base in European industries can improve these companies' competitiveness, thereby contributing to the industrial renaissance powering Europe's economic recovery. It can also improve the efficiency and reduce the total cost of the whole electricity system, argues a new COGEN Europe Position Paper.

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Cogeneration must play greater role in EU 2030 climate and energy framework


By clearly including energy efficiency in the EU's overall climate and energy policy framework with the publication in July of the Energy Efficiency Communication, the European Commission has taken positive steps to highlight the contribution of energy efficiency in its own right towards achieving the EU's security of supply, competitiveness and environmental objectives. COGEN Europe has responded to the Commission Communication with the publication of a Position Paper.

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Cogeneration principle still providing 11% of Europe's electricity


Cogeneration – also known as combined heat and power (CHP) – penetration in the EU remains flat according to data released recently by Eurostat. The 2012 figures also reveal that renewable fuels continue to gain ground in Europe's CHP fleet.

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Cogeneration/CHP News

Call for distributed generation commissioner in Australia

The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) has called on the federal government to appoint a commissioner to support the rollout of distributed generation.Read more about this news item

Statistics reveal insight into health of CHP in UK

The UK’s department of energy and climate change (DECC) has released a report on the state of the combined heat and power sector in the country for the period covering 2012-2013.Read more about this news item

Smart heat and power home sector researched

The heating industry is joining traditional energy supply companies, telecoms players and internet service providers in trying to develop connected home appliances which offer more control over heat and power demand.Read more about this news item

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