District Heating

Should the EU count wood as a renewable fuel? Opinions are divided.

As EU lawmakers return to Brussels after the New Year holiday, they are prepping for a major battle over a…

Opinion: CEE countries must not spend EU money to finance natural gas in district heating

As the EU desperately tries to find ways to keep hundreds of millions of Europeans warm this winter without the…

Ditching gas boilers for heat pumps will take EU “well beyond next winter” 

As part of its REPowerEU proposal to end Russian fossil fuel imports, the European Commission announced an increase in its…

UK homes should prioritise heat pumps over hydrogen

The UK government should prioritise expanding existing low-carbon heating solutions – including heat pumps, energy efficiency improvements and heat networks…

Data centres, demand response and decarbonising the cloud

"People often ask me why data centres use so much energy,” says Tor Björn Minde from the state-owned Research Institutes…

How Manchester is planning to get to net zero by 2038

What Manchester does today, the rest of the world does tomorrow. This was the claim made by British Prime Minister…

Everything but the (forest) sink

The EU has led the way in including the burning of “sustainable” wood in renewable energy goals. However, as global…

China’s dirty district heating is getting cleaner

China has long had the ignominy of being both the world's largest user of district heating, and the dirtiest. Decades…

What role can district heating play in the energy transition?

When Paul Voss, managing director at industry association Euroheat and Power, was first approached about working in district heating for…

Heating homes with hydrogen: Are we being sold a pup?

The expression 'to sell someone a pup' comes from an old confidence trick, where a bag purportedly containing a piglet…