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.
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
Posted April 2020This is a summary of the cross-border co-creation webinar focused on the sustainable heating transition on April 3rd 2020, organised by Delft University of Technology and University of Exeter. The webinar was[...]Download
Posted April 2020Executive Summary SHIFFT is an INTERREG 2 Seas project promoting cross-border cooperation between four European countries: the Netherlands, France, Belgium and the UK. The main objective of SHIFFT is to stimulate the[...]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 @EU_BUILDUP: 🌅Coastal countries offer the EU unique opportunities to transition to sustainable heating for buildings!🌡️ @ShifftP, a ne…
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RT @RenovateEurope: Only few days left until the end of registrations!🙆♀️🙆 Don't miss our workshop: "Efficient public buildings: How will…
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RT @KeepWarm_EU: Need support for the upcoming comprehensive assessment of the potential for efficient heating & cooling? We've collected a…
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RT @janrosenow: Boris Johnson is being misled by Britain’s multibillion-pound fossil fuel lobby into backing climate change policies that r…
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RT @EnergyREV_UK: @EnergyREV webinar - 11:00-12:00 on Monday 28th September. Join us to hear about: Net zero localities: ambition & value…
Interesting article from @OpenAccessGov concerning the importance of heat pump to decabonising heating in London: https://t.co/WrYFm9Yf3x
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RT @Renewables_UoE: @heatpolicyrich You might be interested in the lit review just published by the SHIFFT project @ShifftP which considers…
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RT @theADEuk: The ADE welcomes the publication of the @beisgovuk heat networks skills review. @uk_ace played an integral role in this repor…
Our latest research considers the role of #hydrogen in decarbonising #heat. We conclude that such a strategy is cur… https://t.co/q1EaGIAdso
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RT @janrosenow: As the @NEA_UKCharity Warm Homes Week comes to an end it is important to remind ourselves that the UK still has a long way…
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RT @janrosenow: How to decarbonise our heating systems and protect the energy poor? Lively discussion this morning with @macleank @HStock…
Check out our new SHIFFT working paper on '#hydrogen, heat, and the #decarbonisation of energy systems' Full paper… https://t.co/FsQyH9iLyX