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5 Cities around the world leading the charge on climate action

As a result of findings in its Climate Reality Project, EcoWatch has identified five cities around the world that are leaders in climate action programs: Copenhagen, San Francisco, Vancouver, Stockholm and Singapore. These are just five examples of cities that … Continue reading

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Copenhagen, striving to be carbon-neutral: Part 1, The Economic Payoffs

John J. Berger reports in Foreign Affairs that Copenhagen’s rapid energy transition creates new jobs, new economic activity, and new businesses. Copenhagen, Denmark— By focusing on reducing carbon emissions and becoming more sustainable, can cities enhance their citizens’ health, well-being, … Continue reading

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Learning from global partners on innovating district energy to curb climate change

Robert Thornton reports in Triple Pundit that late last month, the U.S. hosted the Royal Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark. And a major focus was sustainability. Namely, the international delegation of business leaders discussed district energy. Around for over a … Continue reading

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IEA: Cities are at the front line of the energy transition

The International Energy Agency, based in Paris, has announced in a recent news release that while countries and regions are setting grand targets to curb carbon emissions, the real action will be taken in the world’s booming urban centers. Cities … Continue reading

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3 Lessons for cities in Denmark’s clean-energy revolution

Justin Gerdes writes in Citiscope that in Denmark, the transition from fossil fuels started decades ago. The country boasts the world’s most aggressive clean energy targets. One powerful and effective incentive has been to give citizens a financial stake in … Continue reading

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Vancouver, Copenhagen, Helsinki mayors brainstorm on building greener cities

Elizabeth McSheffrey reports in the National Observer News on a recent meeting and collaboration on greening their cities among Helsinki Deputy Mayor Pekka Sauri, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen, and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson plans … Continue reading

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Copenhagen: Keeping the city warm efficiently

District heating is one of the most carbon efficient and flexible ways to produce and supply energy locally, cutting out much of the waste associated with centralized power generation. By integrating renewable energy such as biomass, surplus wind energy, geothermal … Continue reading

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DONG Energy to convert final unit at Avedøre plant to biomass

Danish energy giant DONG Energy has announced plans to convert the final unit of its Avedore Power Station to biomass. The last combined-heat-and-power (CHP) unit at Avedøre Power Station will be converted to use wood pellets as fuel instead of … Continue reading

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Lessons from Denmark: how district heating improved energy security

Frederika Whitehead writes in Theguardian.com about the advantageous effect that Denmark’s reaction to the oil crisis of 1973 has produced on the nation’s energy security. When the oil crisis hit in the winter of 1973 the price per barrel quadrupled, … Continue reading

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The world’s 10 most energy-efficient cities

Amy Gleich reports in OilPrice.com on her publication’s findings: “What are the world’s 10 most energy-efficient cities?” There are some interesting surprises… Reykjavik, Iceland By most measures, Reykjavik tops the list of energy efficient cities worldwide. Along with the rest … Continue reading

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