Across the EU energy demand for heating is largely met through fossil fuels and accounts for around one third of the EUs carbon emissions. This needs to change and SHIFFT is working to address this urgent and complex dimension of the zero-carbon transition.
SHIFFT is an INTERREG 2 Seas project that is stimulating the adoption of low-carbon heating in existing residential and community buildings. There is enormous potential to reduce CO2 emissions through the adoption of low carbon heating, but a lack of awareness and knowledge on the technical options available and the benefits of sustainable heating; as well as the upfront investment costs of measures, can mean progress is slow. SHIFFT is helping to address this by installing measures in a number of pilot areas to demonstrate sustainable heating; working with citizens to raise awareness, remove barriers, develop incentives and co-create solutions for a transition to sustainable heating; developing city-based strategies in the 4 seas countries; and developing best practice to share.
The Influence of Public Participation and Energy Justice on the Heating Transition in Mariahoeve, The Hague
Posted October 2020Here is another MSc thesis from SHIFFT partner Delft University of Technology that has several students completing Master’s thesis graduation projects in the field of sustainable heating transitions. This thesis (by Rutger[...]Download
Posted September 2020SHIFFT partner Delft University of Technology currently has several students completing Master’s thesis graduation projects in the field of sustainable heating transitions. This Master’s thesis written by Stijn Wiegerinck concerns a through[...]Download
Posted September 2020This new working paper examines the possible roles that hydrogen could play in energy system decarbonisation, with a specific focus on its potential role in decarbonising heat in the built environment. Tackling[...]Download
Posted May 2020This report provides a high level summary of a more detailed SHIFFT report which can be accessed via the SHIFFT project website: A Common Approach for Sustainable Heating Strategies. The transition to[...]Download
The challenge of the transition to sustainable heating of homes and community buildings is shared by cities, communities, the housing sector and service providers in all 2 Seas countries. Individual actors cannot accelerate market adoption of sustainable heating techniques, but a strong cross-border partnership can. The SHIFFT partnership includes all key sectors: local authorities (Brugge, Mechelen, Middelburg, Fourmies), housing corporation (Places for People, UK), social housing company ( Woonpunt Mechelen, BE), local energy agency (Schakelaar Brugge, BE), sustainable energy business networks (CD2E, France) and academic expertise (Universities of Exeter & Delft).
Our observer network brings in further know-how from installation, energy and community engagement backgrounds and adds great dissemination power.
Combining this expertise from 4 countries allows us to come to effective solutions with validity for all territorial and institutional contexts in the 2 Seas area.Read more
Sharp decrease in fossil energy use is needed to achieve the EU’s climate goals. Households use 79% of energy for space and water heating; 84% of this energy is fossil-fuelled. Household CO2 emissions for heating in two Seas countries currently are around 90Mtonnes/yr.Read more
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RT @D2Grids: 📅#SaveTheDate for the online symposium on mine water #geothermal energy, on the 10th of March ! ♨️An event co-organized with…
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RT @chrisdunham70: Radio 4 discussing heat pumps plus district heating now on You and Yours.
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RT @janrosenow: UK government officials "anticipate that heat pumps will become the primary heating technology for new homes." Important s…
Our cross-border workshop discussing city heat strategies went very well yesterday. Many thanks to @TomPrinzie of… https://t.co/USuU7VfCML
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RT @SONNET_energy: 🚨 Exciting news! Our fellow @EU_H2020 project @arena_urban has agreed to join us to share closing thoughts during our up…
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RT @arena_urban: Reminder! Applications are now open for the next UrbanA Arena Event - Governance Arrangements for Sustainable Just Cities…
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RT @D2Grids: 📅 #SaveTheDate : On the 6/9/21, the 17th International Symposium on #DistrictHeating and Cooling will take place in #Nottingha…
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