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 February 2021Click on the Download buttons for: Workshop Program Tom Prinzie Key Note & Other Presentations from the SHIFFT January Cross Border Peer Review.DownloadDownload
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
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
The Latest News & Events
We are currently planning a number of events across the region…Click here for further information.Read more
Cross-border learning webinar: April 15, 2021 10:00-11.30 AM Amsterdam @ShifftP https://t.co/wIQFwtLIJM
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RT @janrosenow: The debate about reforming energy taxes and levies is in full swing in Germany. Germany’s Federal Court of Auditors tells…
Are you interested in the latest #heat technology? The municipality of Middelburg is organising a SHIFFT network e… https://t.co/BbAtwObZJR
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RT @aauenergyplan: The @aauenergyplan + @IRENA report is here! 📘 We outline the need for strategic #heating and #cooling plans in 'Integra…
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RT @ralf_roman: new paper: "Energy-economic assessment of reduced #districtheating system temperatures" Relevant for @tempo_dhc @EuroheatP…
For a round-up of the recent online event ‘The role of cities and municipalities in the heat transition’ hosted by… https://t.co/icpvH4BNm0
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RT @CAenergypolicy: Thanks to Lord Colin Moynihan for referencing Citizens Advice's response to @BEISgovuk consultation in yesterday's Hous…
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RT @janrosenow: HOT OF THE PRESS: New report by @RegAssistProj @e3g sets out how the UK can meet and exceed its target of 600,000 heat pump…
Lies Debbaut, the #SHIFFT lead for city of #Bruges, was on Belgian Radio 1 this morning to talk about the opportuni… https://t.co/Hnm9EqsopR
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RT @heatpolicyrich: Missed this last week: BEIS back 20-fold growth of heat pump supply chain now https://t.co/NnN9UXfQoK via @theADEuk