Category: RENEWABLES FOR aTING AND cooling

Experiences with policies for REHC

Twelve OECD country studies were compiled to investigate national strategies in place to promote REHC, in particular heating (Annex B). Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom were selected due mainly to their current policies and interests in deploying REHC. The following sections summarize the current policies of […]


Instruments SenterNovem, the Dutch agency for energy and innovation under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, is responsible for programmes on renewable energy and energy savings. Carrot and Guidance. In 1994 the Dutch Government signed a long-term Agreement with the solar industry and energy utilities for the implementation of solar hot water systems with objectives for […]

Solar thermal

Solar thermal technologies contribute 2% of the total renewable heat supply for the 12 OECD nations evaluated. However, continued market growth as in recent years may lead to a more substantial contribution in the future. The number of policies to support solar thermal technologies has been roughly equal to the number of those in support […]

Market growth

The use of biomass for heat in Sweden has increased significantly since 1990 (Figure 38) reaching 48% of total heat for industry, 30% for district heating and a further 12% by the residential sector. Most of the biomass is produced from the expansive forests. However, in order to fulfill the increasing demand for wood-chips and […]


Renewable heat policy V#»* ^ Nqf#» ^ ^ ^ jf* г&Ь %&Ь Instruments Carrot. A CO2 tax has been imposed in Norway since 1991 from which renewable energy projects are exempt (IEA, 2005). Stick. As of 1999, local authorities were given the ability to impose a mandatory connection of new buildings to district heating plants. […]