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EU Energy Efficiency Legislation Falls Short of Proper National Implementation New Cogeneration Study RevealsPress Release Published 11 June 2018
New COGEN Europe National Snapshot Survey shows that the identified potential for additional cost-effective energy savings and CO2 emission reductions from cogeneration remains untapped due to weak national implementation of EU energy efficiency legislation. National experts surveyed warn that existing cogeneration capacity may also be at stake, if the Clean Energy Package fails to effectively deliver the “energy efficiency first” principle at national level.
FUTURE ENERGY SYSTEM NEEDS TO COMBINE HEAT AND POWERPress Release Published 06 June 2018 The European Union needs combined heat and power systems to resolve its energy challenges, COGEN Europe said in Brussels today at its Annual Conference ‘The Power of Heat’ as it unveiled its new vision of cogeneration’s role in the future energy system .
Study Highlights Sound Primary Energy Factor Approach Needed to Inform Consumers on the Real Efficiency of HeatersPress Release Published 15 May 2018
The Research Center for Energy Economics (FfE), today published a study on the Primary Energy Factor (PEF) for electricity and the corresponding CO2 Equivalent Emission Factor (CEEF) applicable to technologies coupling heat and electricity sectors. According to the study, commissioned by COGEN Europe, the additional electricity demand from sectors subject to electrification will rely less on renewable electricity and more on fossil fuel generation, compared to the average electricity mix. Based on the study, European renewable and efficient heat industry associations (AEBIOM, COGEN Europe, EFIEES, EGEC and EHP) call for a dedicated EU PEF approach for calculating the real efficiency of heating systems, which use or produce electricity, in order to inform energy consumers correctly and help deliver the EU energy and climate objectives.