• 07.08.2020  Industrial excess heat for district heating: Database shows great potential for supplying households

    Excess heat from energy-intensive industries is often suitable for use in district heating systems but is usually unutilized. A detailed overview of the potentials available in the EU is now provided by a database of the sEEnergies project. In Germany, 29 petajoules of excess heat from industrial sites could be used, which corresponds to the demand of more than half a million households. The information is available as maps and downloadable datasets.


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Climate Protection Scenarios VII published


Report for the German Environmental Agency published: Energy and climate policy scenarios - Projection of Germany's greenhouse gas emissions through 2035ons for the industrial sector and for residential appliances.

This publication develops projections of greenhouse gas emissions for Germany on the basis of bottom-up models. The FORECAST model was used to develop projections for the industrial sector and for residential appliances. In particular, the impact of individual energy and climate policy instruments has been specified. The With-Measures scenario (MMS) takes into account all measures decided upon by August 31, 2014. In the Additional-Measures Scenario (MWMS), the additional measures adopted by the German government in December 2014 in the Climate Protection 2020 action programme and the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency have been added.
Compared to the base year 1990, an emission reduction of 32.7% (MMS) and 37.4% (MWMS) for the greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol will be achieved by 2020, and 43% and 49% respectively, by 2030. The content of this report essentially corresponds to the German government's 2015 GHG projection report.

The report can be downloaded here.

Climate Protection Scenarios VII published
Climate Protection Scenarios VII published

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