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15 Mar 2017

Cogeneration in the Clean Energy Package

The Clean Energy Package has three aims: put energy efficiency first, make Europe number one in renewables and empower energy consumers. Engaging consumers is a vital part of the clean energy transition, as ultimately it is all energy consumers from heavy industry, through to commercial and public sector users and to individual householders, who will make this transition happen.

Being consumer-led and using a range of traditional and renewable fuels, Cogeneration or Combined Heat & Power (CHP), can help engage consumers and make them the active beneficiaries of the energy transition, receiving value for their contribution to the system rather than just paying for it. In addition, cogeneration contributes to make the EU become number one in renewables, boost energy efficiency and ensure the security of both heat and electricity supply in Europe, in line with the Clean Energy Package aims.

Read COGEN Europe’s legislative recommendations on the Clean Energy Package!

Read our key facts and figures on the benefits of cogeneration in the context of the Clean Energy Package!

COGEN Europe infographics on the Clean Energy Package

Efficient, enabling renewables, and consumer-led; cogeneration has a crucial role to play in helping the European Union lead the way in our transition to a clean energy system. Cogeneration is highly energy efficient, is increasingly fuelled by renewables, and helps energy consumers from industrial manufacturers, hospitals and universities through to households to have more control over their energy costs and use.

Check out our series of infographics on how cogeneration helps deliver the Clean Energy Package objectives:

Making Europe #1 in renewable energy

Putting Energy Efficiency First - Coming up

Empowering energy consumers - Coming up