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4DH gives expert advice to EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive

4DH Research puts District Heating on Global Agenda

District heating research affect European energy strategy

4DH reduces energy costs more than fossil fuels

Everything about the 2nd International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and 4DH on 27-28 September 2016 in Aalborg

New video: Smart Heating Systems save money and CO2

An increase to 50 % district heating in the countries of The European Union in combination with 35 % heat savings can not only enable the EU to meet its CO2 targets for 2050, but do this at a cost of 100 billion euro less than energy savings do on their own.

This is the conclusion of the Heat Roadmap Europe 2050 research that made the media headlines this spring at the conference Heating and Cooling in the European Transition, and when the plans for a European Energy Union were announced. According to leading 4DH and Heat Roadmap Europe researcher Brian Vad Mathiesen at Aalborg University, Denmark, the EU is now finally realizing the environmental potential of district heating, which can be seen in the ambitious plans for a European Energy Union.

According to Heat Roadmap Europe, 55 % of all the energy used in the European countries goes to waste on its way to the consumers. Today, approx. 10 % of the heating in the EU comes from district heating, and an increase to 50 % mainly in big cities would minimize waste heat, saving both energy and money.


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