European Union Continues to Phase-Down Its Use of Climate-Warming Fluorinated Gases

The EEA report ‘Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2019’ assesses the data reported in 2019 by European companies on the production, import, export, destruction and feedstock use of F-gases until 2018. It looks at the progress made under both the ongoing EU-wide phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and the global HFC phase-down, which …

Heat Pumps – What Savings They Make and How Much They Cost?

Advantages of heat pumps The main advantage of heat pumps over the competition in the market for heating and cooling appliances is that facilities equipped with heat pumps receive much more energy compared to the costs. Namely, the system is powered by electricity and generates between 3.5 and 6 kW …

Net Zero Carbon Neighbourhood to Be Built in South Wales

One of the world’s first net zero carbon neighbourhoods will be constructed in Wales after Neath Port Talbot council approved the development of 35 homes able to generate more clean energy than they use. Development of the £8m project in Pontardawe in south Wales is expected to begin this spring. …

All Set for Entering New Markets

In an old wine cellar, in the middle of rolling vineyards at the bottom of the massif of Stara Planina, two brothers were thinking on how to make a course of making excellent wine from a good grape harvest more certain. It was their turn to take care of this …

Vineyards and Solar Panels Sunbathing on Fruska Gora

Even though California and Vojvodina are miles apart, they have at least one similarity – a Silicon Valley. T he Silicon Valley in California was named after developed high-tech industry in this American region. Its “godfather” was the fact that the base chemical element that is used for producing chips …

DecarbHeat Conference

DecarbHeat will take place in Brussels on 11 and 12 May 2017. The venue is the prestigious BEL building, a show-case of an eco-friendly passive house building equipped with PV, heat pumps and ventilation. EHPA members are invited to participate in the General Assembly taking place on 10 May at …