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Online Event : Implementing local heat strategies: Practical learning from pioneer cities


Good news! This SHIFFT Project Event will now be available to attend online.   You can register to join at Implementing local heat strategies: Learning from pioneer cities (Virtual) We look forward to seeing you.

Co-creation, a residents’ initiative and a role model for other Home Owners’ Associations


SHIFFT – Co-creation: Natural gas-free Apartment buildings in Middelburg independent of natural gas – a residents’ initiative and a role model for other Home Owners’ Associations How do you make an apartment complex energy-sustainable? With the energy of the residents of course! In the south of the city of Middelburg there are two identical apartment […]

SHIFFT Project Event : Implementing local heat strategies: Practical learning from pioneer cities


    Attention all Academics and Heating Sector Professional Colleagues. You are warmly invited to attend our London event on the 12th of December. Registrations are via the Eventbrite here.

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SHIFFT Final Project Event: Decoupling Europe from fossil gas: Unleashing city power


Decoupling Europe from fossil gas: Unleashing the power of city governments in the heat transition. The partners of the SHIFFT project are pleased to host our closing event ‘Decoupling Europe from fossil gas: Unleashing the power of city governments in the heat transition’ on the 8th November 2022 in Brussels. The event will explore how […]

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Cultural Heat Network: Ville de Fourmies FR – Progress Update


MERLIN TCHUITCHUI CHARGÉ DE MISSION ENERGIE-MOBILITÉ, VILLE DE FOURMIES The city of Fourmies is located in the Haut-de-France region in the Sud Avesnois community of municipalities (CCSA). It has a population of about 12,000 inhabitants and is an actor in the energy transition and sustainable development. A global energy study of the city reveals an […]

Heat Decarbonisation Cross-Border Workshop


Heat Decarbonisation Cross-Border Workshop Monday 7th March 2022 at 1PM (UTC) If you have experience in the decarbonisation of city heat systems, we welcome your participation in the upcoming Heat Decarbonisation Cross-Border Workshop. The Heat Decarbonisation Cross-Border Workshop will be hosted by University of Exeter’s Peter Connor, Associate Professor in Sustainable Energy Policy with Calum […]

Financial Policy Incentives for Consumer Adoption of Low Carbon Heat Technologies: Lessons from the Literature


CALUM HARVEY-SCHOLES RESEARCH FELLOW, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER Rapidly increasing uptake of low carbon heat technologies such as heat pumps, district heating, and energy efficiency measures is essential to hitting targets for household carbon emissions. A major hurdle to adoption them over other preferences remains the comparatively high initial cost of these systems, even though reduced […]

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Norwich Pilot Site Update


Places for People Group The Norwich pilot site is one of four pilot investments taking place as part of the EU funded SHIFFT project, which aims to demonstrate the benefits of low carbon heating systems. The site, owned by Places for People, is a domestic refuge centre in the Norwich area of South East England. […]

The Heat Transition must be local, energy-efficient, and rapid – the UK’s new Heat and Buildings Strategy is light on all three


The Heat Transition must be local, energy-efficient, and rapid – the UK’s new Heat and Buildings Strategy is light on all three Calum Harvey-Scholes Research Fellow, University of Exeter It is widely accepted that delivering a zero carbon heat system will need to be both decentralised and designed for the locality, implying an important role […]

Delft University of Technology Conference


Social Innovation: Next steps in the Energy Transition Conference On 18-19 November 2021, the platform on Social Innovation in the Energy Transition at Delft University of Technology is organizing its second conference: ”Social Innovation: Next steps in the Energy Transition”. This free conference will be held online and is open to a wide audience. 100 practitioners and scientists from all over the […]

Technology, policy and the role of cities – three things we learned from the SHIFFT EUSEW webinar


Technology, policy and the role of cities – three things we learned from the SHIFFT EUSEW webinar Calum Harvey-Scholes Research Fellow, University of Exeter The SHIFFT October webinar focused on the “inclusive decarbonisation of urban heating systems” and included insights from policy experts Dr Jan Rosenow (Regulatory Assistance Project) and Professor Thomas Hoppe (TU Delft) […]

CD2E adopt a different approach to co-creation….Sustainable heat: how can social housing organisations be involved?


Sustainable heat: how can social housing organisations be involved? CD2E leads a co-creation project to install sustainable heat in the form of solar thermal in collective social housing in Northern France. Appetite from Social Housing Organisations (SHOs) has proven low so far. Out of the 8 organisations we aim to collaborate with, only one has […]