Supporting the progress of renewable energies for heating and cooling in the EU on a local level

Solutions developed

Project partners focused on 6 local authorities from 6 EU countries – Ansfelden (Austria), Litomerice (Czech Republic), Herten (Germany), Helsingor (Denmark), Matosinhos (Portugal) and Brasov (Romania). Heating and cooling strategies were developed based on in-depth analysis of the local authorities’ specific circumstances, including barriers and drivers, and a model-based assessment of policy intervention in scenarios up to 2050.

Main results

Key results included local heating and cooling decarbonisation roadmaps for each of the 6 local authorities involved plus a set of training materials which were tested on a target audience. The team based the training materials on a series of presentations concerning a range of topics that included different aspects of policymaking. In addition the Least Cost Tool was developed for analysis at the local level.