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Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Workshop "Navigating the transition to renewable heating and cooling in Europe: Policy recommendations and lessons learned from local case studies"

Time: Monday, 11th September 2017, 3:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Venue: Building C, Frederiksholms Kanal 30, Copenhagen K, DK-1220, Denmark

The Horizon 2020 project progRESsHEAT aims at assisting policy makers at the local, regional, national and EU-level to develop integrated, effective and efficient policy strategies to achieve a rapid and widespread penetration of efficient, renewable heating and cooling systems. Together with 6 local authorities in 6 target countries across Europe (Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, Portugal and Romania), heating and cooling strategies are developed by a detailed analysis of (1) heating and cooling demands and future developments, (2) long-term potentials of renewable energies and waste heat in the regions, (3) barriers & drivers and (4) a model-based assessment of policy intervention in scenarios up to 2050.

The workshop organised in the framework of the 4DH Conference aims to share the experiences and lessons learned with policy instruments and strategies to efficiently support the transition to a sustainable heating and cooling sector. Key results of the progRESsHEAT project are presented and discussed with the participants.

For further information on the agenda and registration, please visit https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/navigating-the-transition-to-renewable-heating-and-cooling-in-europe-registration-36435155531

The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. We research the short- and long-term developments of innovation processes and the impacts of new technologies and services on society. On this basis, we are able to provide our clients from industry, politics and science with recommendations for action and perspectives for key decisions. Our expertise is founded on our scientific competence as well as an interdisciplinary and systemic research approach.