This report identifies relevant German best practices in the field of sustainable heating for the transformation of China’s heating and cooling market. The focus is on implemented, innovative, sustainable and integrated heat generation and heat supply solutions, taking into account local conditions (resources) and economic framework conditions (business models). The study draws from existing and implemented solutions and experiences in Germany’s heating sector. The discussed solutions have two objectives:
- Reduce the severe local pollution linked to the heavy use of coal and other fossil fuels for heating purposes;
- Mitigate climate change.
Project: Sino-German Energy Partnership
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)