The objective of Heat Roadmap Europe is to create the scientific evidence required to support the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector in Europe
The first Heat Roadmap Europe 4 workshop in Brussels is a great opportunity to get the first package of insights of the project. Workshop attendees will learn about the different types of heating and cooling demand and supply, the exact heating and cooling potential and where it is located. At the networking cocktail, participants will toast to the launch of the Pan-European Thermal Atlas and exchange views in the casual and 'eco-friendly' atmosphere of the Renewable Energy House.
The Heat Roadmap Europe 4 project is mapping and modelling the heating and energy systems of the 14 largest users of heat in the EU, to develop new policies at local, national, and EU level to ensure the uptake of efficient, sustainable and affordable heating and cooling solutions.
HRE4 plans to cover the 14 countries in the EU ranked largest by heat demand. With these 14 countries, we will cover 85-90% of the heating and cooling demands in Europe; this means our results are hugely relevant for the EU level.
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We are already in month eight of the Heat Roadmap Europe 4 (HRE4) project, with work progressing steadily. As you will see, the past few months have seen HRE well-represented, as well as the publication of our first results. We will continue to keep you updated on the project's progress, particularly as we plan to offer our online, interactive thermal heat atlases by the end of the year. Read More.
We have almost reached the 6 month mark since the start of the Heat Roadmap Europe 4 project and in our first newsletter below, you can read about some of work we have already carried out as well as our ongoing activities. All work packages have now begun and are progressing well, so we expect to publish our first results before the end of the year, which we will keep you informed about as they develop. Read More.
The Energy Union is a game changer that will likely accelerate the growth of renewable energy in the EU, and the Heat Roadmap Europe project can play a big role in that development. That is what Martin Lidegaard, former Danish Energy and Foreign Minister, Morten Bæk, director of the Danish Energy Agency and Atli Benonysson, Vice President of Danfoss, at the kickoff event for HRE4 held in Copenhagen in the beginning of April. Read More.
“The whole perception of heating has changed in the Commission over the last few years, and we’re really happy to see our work contribute to this change through real policy,” said David Connolly, Associate Professor at Aalborg University and coordinator of Heat Roadmap Europe. Read More.
The 4th Heat Roadmap Europe project, which is a comprehensive study of the heating and cooling sectors in the 14 largest EU countries, has been approved by the EU’s research programme Horizon 2020. Read More.
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 695989.