CODE 2 Press Release – Boosting supply security with cogeneration: EU’s CHP potential revealed in major new report
Cogeneration has the potential to deliver substantial primary energy savings in Europe by 2030, confirms a major new report representing the culmination of the EU-funded project CODE 2.
The CODE 2 project estimates that in 2030 CHP could generate 20% of the EU’s electricity using a range of increasingly renewable fuels. The CHP Roadmap projections estimate that new and upgraded CHP capacity beyond 2012 would further reduce total inland energy consumption by 870 TWh and additionally reduce CO2 emissions by 350 Mt in 2030. 15% of the EU’s heat today comes from CHP (850 TWh). The CODE 2 project estimates that this heat volume will increase by around half to 1,264 TWh in 2030.