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29.02.2016

AGFW and Energiereferat are organising a Cities Congress on 20 + 21 April 2016

District heating as the mainstay for implementing the energy transition in Europe's cities – International Cities Congress within the framework of the EnEff Fair of the AGFW "District Energy in Cities"

District heating as the mainstay for implementing the energy transition in Europe's cities – International Cities Congress within the framework of the EnEff Fair of the AGFW "District Energy in Cities".

Since the climate summit in Paris, the energy transition and energy and climate targets have become an even greater focus of policy. The energy-efficient city is of central importance in urban policy and planning, especially in view of the climate change targets specified.

The focus of the event is the issue of the heat transition in the urban environment. The two-day congress will outline the long-term goals and how to achieve them. The concepts have to be translated into concrete projects. One initial step is an integrated climate, energy and urban development strategy that gives the issue of heat and the associated infrastructure the importance they deserve.

The congress will provide answers to the following questions:

• What role can district heating play in the implementation of the energy transition?

• How would greater integration of renewable energy in district heating systems actually look like?

• Can a town or a district be supplied with energy/heat that comes 100 per cent from renewable sources?

• How can more flexible systems and the reduction of energy consumption be achieved?

• Who are the important key players in all this? What policies and measures have to be implemented?

• What funding can be put to good use?

As part of the International Congress, representatives of European cities will demonstrate how they tackle and solve these problems with specific projects that are already being executed. For more information and to register for the congress, go here:

Congress programme: http://www.eneff-messe.de/en/programme/

Registration: http://www.eneff-messe.de/en/visitors/visitor-registration/