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The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration


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  1. 24 Jun 2014

    No energy transition without sustainable heat

    Heating and cooling account for nearly half of the final energy consumed in the European Union. Marie Donnelly, Director of Renewables, Research and Innovation, and Energy Efficiency in DG Energy, underlined the European Commission’s growing awareness of the need to address this key sector as part of the EU’s broader energy policy during a special event in Brussels today.

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  2. 19 Jun 2014

    Policymakers must address role of heat in fuelling EU economy

    Around half of the final energy consumed in the EU is used in industrial processes, and to heat and cool commercial buildings and households. Yet despite the huge economic significance of this demand, the European Commission is yet to produce a comprehensive strategy for assessing how heat-related policies could help the EU to meet its climate and energy objectives while ensuring growth and competitiveness. COGEN Europe has joined forces with Euroheat & Power to hold a high-level policy event focusing on the crucial issue of delivering competitive and sustainable heat to industry and the residential sector.

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  3. 28 May 2014

    Cogeneration's role in boosting EU supply security: time to revisit this no-regret policy path

    The publication today of the EU's new Energy Security Strategy puts energy efficiency firmly on the EU security of supply agenda and re-emphasises the fundamental importance of making further energy efficiency efforts in Europe in the next EU institutional cycle.

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  4. 28 Apr 2014

    COGEN Europe calls on Member States to take bolder steps for micro-CHP in implementing the EU's new Energy Efficiency Directive

    COGEN Europe today published a Position Paper highlighting the opportunities for Member States to more effectively harness the benefits of micro-CHP technologies.

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  5. 22 Apr 2014

    IPCC confirms role of CHP in long-term CO₂ reduction

    COGEN Europe welcomes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) recognition (with strong agreement) of the key role played by combined heat and power (CHP) in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy supply. Marking the contradiction between this finding and the direction of some EU member states' policy on CHP, COGEN Europe warns that the current situation risks undermining even existing gains.

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