Environment: Combined heat and power communication

United Kingdom
Combined heat and power communication

The Commission has outlined its strategy for promoting combined heat and power (CHP) and dismantling barriers to its development in the hope of promoting CHP within the EU.

Promoting CHP will improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Communication outlines a strategy for increasing the gross energy generation from CHP by doubling its current share of electricity generation by 2010.

Member States would be obliged to develop policies both to remove obstacles to CHP penetration and promote CHP growth. The action programme on promoting CHP will be based on the conclusions of the recent Kyoto environment talks.