Assurances made on biomass by EU but concerns remain

The EU’s new biomass policy will ensure there will be no additional carbon emissions released, according to a high-ranking European Commission official.

Brussels is rewriting its Renewable Energy Directive this week, and Giulio Volpi, an official at the European Commission’s energy directorate was keen to downplay the negatives associated with […]

Denmark signs partnership agreement with German green frontrunner

A new partnership agreement between the German state of Baden- Württemberg and Denmark was announced today. The agreement aims to help the German green frontrunner accelerate its transition to a low-carbon, energy effective society and simultaneously increase Danish exports of energy technology.
The partnership agreement spans areas such as energy […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Markets, Political|

Danfoss: EU Buildings Directive – Member States need to deliver in trilogue

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is key to unlock the energy efficiency potential of our buildings and make them future proof for digitalization. On 25 October, the European Parliament’s rapporteur Bendt Bendtsen (EPP/DK) received the mandate to enter trilogue negotiations on the EPBD with the Council and […]

EU announces new member state energy cooperation regulations

The European Parliament has announced a new rule facilitating cross-border cooperation between EU states in the event of an urgent gas shortage.

Sufficient gas supply for households, district heating and essential social services such as hospitals would take priority in the event of such an occurrence. A member state can […]

By |September 18th, 2017|Political|

Historic visit: China’s energy minister visits Denmark

The visit marks the first time a Chinese Energy Minister has visited the country. Minister Nur Bekri will take a closer look at the Danish energy system and hear more about Denmark’s transition

The visit is the culmination of close collaboration between Denmark and China, which is the world’s […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Political|

Positive forecast for CHP in post-election Germany

Germany will stage its general election on the 24th September and there is debate about the potential impact on the country’s energy policy, once the victors are known.

Argus reports that the next government, tipped to remain headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the CDU, will most likely extend support […]

By |September 1st, 2017|CHP, Markets, Political|

Heating targeted for EU emissions reduction

The European Commission is to review all permits to district heating plants and power stations as part of a plan to further tackle pollution.

Power stations and district heating plants are said to be responsible for around one-third of air pollutants from industry, with large combustion plants, with a total […]

By |August 3rd, 2017|Political|

Building performance specialist points to EU heating and cooling law failure

The head of research at a top European think tank dedicated to buildings performance believes the European Commission has failed badly in developing a legislative framework to boost the decarbonisation of heating and cooling systems.
Speaking to Euractiv, Maarten De Groote, the head of research at the Buildings Performance Institute […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Political|

New issue of Hot Cool

In Hot Cool 2 2017 we focus on the new “Winter Package”. The theme is covered through articles by Morten Helveg (the European Parliament), Kim Mortensen (the Danish District Heating Association), Birger Lauersen (Euroheat & Power), and Susana Paardekooper, Brian Vad Mathiesen and Lars Grundahl (Aalborg University). Included are also articles by Peter Jorsal […]

Denmark in Chinese agreement with focus on district heating and offshore wind

And Danfoss in heat pump cooperation with the Chinese heat pump industry.

Yesterday, Lars Chr. Lilleholt met with the Chinese Energy Minister Nur Bekri in response to the Minister’s participation in the international energy summit Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation.

As part of the meeting, the Danish and Chinese Ministers […]

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