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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 […]

SHIFFT Webinar : Applying co-creation for inclusive decarbonisation of urban heating systems – (a cross border peer review session)


Click here to register… Applying Co-creation for Inclusive Decarbonisation of Urban Heat Systems The ‘SHIFFT’ (Sustainable Heat: Implementation of Fossil Free Technologies) Project invites you to participate in an interactive cross-border workshop to disseminate progress and receive feedback on our approach to the development of city heat strategies. We will employ a ‘fish bowl’ style […]

Monitoring and evaluating co-creation – The view from TU Delft’s expert team.


  In transitions to sustainable heating, to replace gas, coal and oil as heating sources, guaranteeing a fair process matters as much as place, price and technology. As a recent study concluded, process-based factors may be more important in shaping attitudes towards sustainable energy systems than the actual distribution of costs and benefits. Closer examination […]

Middelburg’s Heat Strategy – regional cooperation and participation in Zeeland, the Netherlands


Heat Strategy – regional cooperation and participation in Zeeland, the Netherlands   All Dutch municipalities* must have their Vision for the Heat Transition in place by the end of this year. This ‘Heat Strategy’ will describe how homes within the municipality will switch from natural gas to a renewable energy source. The overall aim is […]

Transitie visie warmte – regionale samenwerking en participatie in Zeeland


Transitie visie warmte – regionale samenwerking en participatie in Zeeland Alle Nederlandse gemeenten moeten voor het eind van dit jaar hun visie op de warmtetransitie hebben vastgesteld. In deze Transitie Visie Warmte, wordt beschreven hoe de woningen binnen de gemeente gaan overstappen van aardgas naar een hernieuwbare energiebron, met als doel de uitstoot van CO2 […]