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Brussels: Launch Of The European Cogeneration Review

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Posted by 2 on Jan 28, 2003 - 06:37 AM

COGEN Europe, the European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration, has today launched its publication "The European Cogeneration Review - 2003", replacing the highly successful European Cogeneration Reviews issued in 1997 and 1999.

The 2003 Review will take stock of the development, current situation and prospects of cogeneration in European countries. It will track the many regulatory, socio-economic and political changes that are affecting the market for cogeneration, taking into account the impacts of European energy market liberalisation, increased pressure to meet Kyoto Protocol targets and the European quest for a secure, sustainable supply of energy. The 2003 Review will be published electronically over the next 6 months on a country by country basis.

The first country report on Spain is being published today, and reports on Ireland, Greece and Germany are soon to follow. Each country report will include updated statistical data on the cogeneration sector, provide electricity and gas prices, describe the national regulatory framework and the impacts of energy market liberalisation, analyse electricity grid issues, assess support schemes and barriers, and conclude with recommendations and a ranking of the national market for cogeneration against a number of criteria.

The country reports will be available to Members of the Association free of charge and two months ahead of the publication to non-members (at a price of €80 per country). The European Cogeneration Review will provide essential input and critical analysis at a time when the discussion on the European Cogeneration Directive is heating up and when the need for competitive energy markets, more efficient use of energy and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions makes a compelling case for more use of cogeneration in Europe.

Information and orders of the European Cogeneration Review: [1] CHP, Combined Heat and Power, or cogeneration is the simultaneous production of heat and electricity. This proven technology produces around 10% of Europe’s electricity and heat requirements and has a significant growth potential, which will lead to an improved environment and greater economic competitiveness. It is a highly efficient energy solution that delivers substantial reductions in greenhouse gases and other pollutants and is the single largest solution to meeting the Kyoto Protocol on climate change for Europe.

COGEN Europe is Europe’s umbrella organisation representing the interests of the cogeneration industry, users of the technology and promoting its benefits in the EU and the wider Europe. The Association is backed by the key players in the industry including gas and electricity companies, ESCOs, equipment suppliers, consultancies, national promotion organisations, financial and other service companies.


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