Cities Technology - 26/November/2021

Decarbonising heat at city scale

Cities are taking the lead on the decarbonisation of district heating and cooling networks, with the use of heat pumps on the rise

The problems with excessive heat are clear to anyone living in the cities where thermometers posted record highs in summer 2021, and increasingly to lawmakers, who see the health and economic impacts of the raging temperatures

STORAGE POTENTIAL District heating systems are great ways to store clean energy during times of surplus generation

EXPENSIVE TRANSITION The shift to low-carbon heating networks requires significant investment and more space

KEY QUOTE Perhaps between one third and a half of district heating will come from electricity by 2050 in Europe ...

 

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