How renewable energy could reinvigorate Romania’s slumbering district heating sector
March 3, 2023
The lack of modernisation and rehabilitation of Romania’s district heating systems is felt most strongly by the inhabitants, but it also affects local budgets and has a negative impact on the environment.
Solar-powered district heating is the breath of fresh air Pljevlja residents deserve
January 25, 2023
Speeding up investments in a sustainable district heating system powered by solar energy would not only help cut greenhouse gas emissions and heating bills; it would actually save lives.
Analysis of alternatives to coal-based district heating for the Bitola region in North Macedonia
December 21, 2022
The study examines the current heating situation in the Bitola region (covering the municipalities of Bitola, Mogila and Novaci), followed by an analysis of the techno-economic potential for using decentralised heating solutions that are also in line with the country’s environmental protection commitments.
Let the sunshine in: how a coal region in North Macedonia can switch to sustainable heating
December 21, 2022
The government in North Macedonia wants to link the 40 year old REK Bitola power plant to the regional heating system. But cementing the dependence on fossil fuels would be reckless. Instead, a new study finds that fitting houses in Bitola with air conditioning and solar panels could keep people warm, cut air pollution and even shield against increasingly volatile energy prices. Such households forming energy communities, the study shows, could not only lower initial investments but even generate them some income.
Moving Western Balkan district heating systems away from fossil fuels
November 21, 2022
With winter fast approaching, the need for efficient, clean and affordable district heating in communities throughout the Western Balkans is pressing.
Sustainable district heating gives hope to the Romanian city of Motru, in a coal mining region
November 18, 2022
A new study shows that the city’s district heating can come from fully renewable sources.
Heating from renewable and alternative energy sources for the city of Motru. Solutions and recommendations.
November 17, 2022
The study Heating from renewable and alternative energy sources for the city of Motru. Solutions and recommendations. identifies and analyses sustainable heating solutions for the city of Motru, located in Gorj County, Romania. It assesses the current
The EBRD must stay away from the unsustainable conversion of Tuzla’s coal plant and prioritise renewables in the district heating sector
November 9, 2022
This briefing offers an overview of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) ongoing assessment of whether to grant a EUR 50 million loan in order to replace unit 3 of the Tuzla coal plant with a waste and biomass incineration syst
Energiorganisationer i EU vil have handling på opvarmningsstrategi
November 4, 2022
… 10 energiorganisationer i EU – herunder Euroheat & Power – opfordrer EU-Kommissionen til en revision af den nuværende strategi for …
A 10-Point Plan to accelerate the EU heat transition
October 18, 2022
… 10 EU Energy organisations urge the European Commission to revise the outdated EU heating & cooling strategy.