International Organisations

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European Geothermal Energy Council

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https://www.egec.org

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EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, is a non-profit international organisation founded in 1998 to promote the European geothermal industry and enable its development both in Europe and worldwide, by shaping policy, improving business condition, and driving more research and development.

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International Geothermal Association

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https://www.geothermal-energy.org

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The IGA (International Geothermal Association) is a global geothermal organization uniting the geothermal sector around the globe. It aims at being the leading world authority in matters concerning the research and development of geothermal energy by setting educational standards and offering worldwide energy solutions and in-house technical support, with special support for countries in early stages of geothermal development.

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Euroheat & Power

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https://www.euroheat.org

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Euroheat & Power is a unique network of district energy organisations and professionals, connecting industry players, decision-makers and academia in a joint effort to drive forward sustainable heating and cooling.

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European Heat Pump Association

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https://www.ehpa.org

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The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) represents the majority of the European heat pump industry. Its members comprise of heat pump and component manufacturers, research institutes, universities, testing labs and energy agencies. Its key goal is to promote awareness and proper deployment of heat pump technology in the European market for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

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Energy Cities network

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https://energy-cities.eu

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The European association of cities in energy transition monitors and shapes policy developments according to local authorities’ needs and priorities.

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GeoTrainet organization

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http://geotrainet.eu

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GeoTrainet is an international non-profit organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. It is a membership organisation, made up of national bodies and run by the European Geothermal Energy Council and the European Federation of Geologists. GeoTrainet began as an EU-funded project which ran from 2008-2011. A lack of appropriately skilled personnel and varying quality of installations had been identified at a barrier to the expansion of shallow geothermal energy use in Europe, so the GeoTrainet project was set up to develop an educational programme which could provide a benchmark standard for training in the sector.

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Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

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https://www.globalcovenantofmayors.org

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GCoM is the largest global alliance for city climate leadership, built upon the commitment of over 10,000 cities and local governments. These cities hail from 6 continents and 138 countries. In total, they represent more than 800 million people. The cities and partners of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy share a long-term vision of supporting voluntary action to combat climate change.

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Heat and the City

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https://heatandthecity.org.uk

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The Heat and the City research team are studying sustainable heating for low energy buildings and cities. Their multi-disciplinary research addresses a major need in European energy and climate policy: how do we reduce the energy used for heating and hot water in buildings and create a low carbon heat supply? Heat and the City examines local heat and energy efficiency strategies, decision-making about options for low carbon heat systems, the development and operation of district heat (and cooling) networks, management of improvements to the fabric of buildings and actions to reduce energy use. The research is funded by the UK Research & Innovation Energy Programme and Scottish Government.

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4DH

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https://www.4dh.eu

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In a unique collaboration between industry, universities and the public sector, the 4DH Research Centre (4DH) has investigated the potential for and developed solutions for 4th Generation District Heating (4GDH). 4DH has created focus on and knowledge about the future 4GDH potential within the district heating industry. 4GDH systems and technologies will play a big part in future cost-effective sustainable energy systems and are likely to replace the import of fossil fuels and create jobs and economic growth in Denmark and in Europe.

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International District Energy Association

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https://www.districtenergy.org/home

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The International District Energy Association (IDEA) works actively to foster the success of its members as leaders in providing reliable, economical, efficient, and environmentally sound district heating, district cooling, and combined heat and power. Founded in 1909 as the National District Heating Association, IDEA continues to inform, connect, and advance the district energy industry around the globe. IDEA represents over 2,400 members from more than 25 countries around the world and from across the district energy industry. IDEA members own, operate or provide technology and services to district energy systems that supply steam, hot water, chilled water and energy services to multiple buildings in cities, communities, campuses, airports, military bases, industry and healthcare facilities.

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District Energy in Cities Initiative

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http://www.districtenergyinitiative.org

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The District Energy in Cities Initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership coordinated by UN Environment, with financial support from DANIDA, the Global Environment Facility, Italian Ministry of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, and the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP). As one of six accelerators of the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, the Initiative aims to double the rate of energy efficiency improvements for heating and cooling in buildings by 2030, helping countries meet their climate and sustainable development targets. The Initiative supports local and national governments to build know-how and implement enabling policies that will accelerate investment in low-carbon and climate-resilient district energy systems. It currently provides technical support to cities in four pilot countries (Chile, China, India and Serbia) and ten replication countries (Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Malaysia, Mongolia, Morocco, Russia, the Seychelles and Tunisia).

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European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling

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https://www.rhc-platform.org

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The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling, officially endorsed by the European Commission since October 2008, aims at playing a decisive role in maximising synergies and strengthening efforts towards research, development and technological innovation which will consolidate Europe’s leading position in the sector. The European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-Platform) became a European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) on 26 January 2016. The horizontal working group 100% RE District and the Geothermal Technology Panel are of special interest for COST Action Geothermal-DHC.

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