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District heating shows lower total socio-economic cost in future energy system

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Graph: Aalborg University Summary What would the economic impact on a future energy system be if one were to unlock the full solar thermal potential in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Italy? According to a study conducted by Aalborg University as part of...

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Denmark approves funding for 13 large heat pumps

Charlotte McLaughlin, Ammonia21 Summary Last week, the Danish Energy Agency (under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate) announced it had allocated funding to install 13 large heat pumps at 11 small district heating networks in Denmark. The heat pump...

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Denmark is moving convincingly on decarbonisation

Press Release, Wire Service IEA's energy policy review focuses on challenges and opportunities from the growing share of wind power for the Danish electricity and heating sectors. Media Release (11/27/2017) - Denmark remains a global leader in decarbonising its economy and is...

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Danish heating decision could open the floodgates

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary A decision by the Danish Tax Appeals Agency at the beginning of September looks set to enable more data center-fed district heating networks. Prior to the decision, companies like Facebook and Apple had to pay for supplying heat to ...

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Denmark fires up its Copenhill power plant, with ski slopes set to open next year

Mike Chino, inhabitat Summary Six years ago, Bjarke Ingels Group unveiled plans for a ski slope power plant that could provide the city of Copenhagen with electricity, hot water, and a steady stream of recycled materials. It’s a wild design, and we never thought it’d see the light of...

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District Energy in Denmark: Moving Beyond Fossil Fuels

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Denmark launches district heating cost-benefit tool

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Denmark’s energy agency has launched a new tool to evaluate the costs and benefits of district heating compared to individual heating solutions. The District Heating Assessment Tool (DHAT) was developed by engineering consultancy Ramboll and, the...

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Aalborg CSP wins another order for a solar heating plant in Denmark

Press Release, Aalborg CSP Aalborg CSP, Danish renewable energy specialist and a well-known player in district heating circles landed a new order to deliver an 8MWth solar-thermal plant, which when completed will provide sustainable heating for 2,583 customers in the Copenhagen area. The solar...

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Smart and Submetering for Hot-Water DH Systems

Summary Copenhagen has been gradually converting parts of its district heating network from steam to hot water. The presentation will focus on the practical experiences from doing that in a major European city where works have to be coordinated with other utilities while at the same time...


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Lessons from Denmark: how district heating could improve energy security

Frederika Whitehead, The Guardian After the oil crisis of the 1970s, Denmark developed district heating schemes which heat homes more cheaply and efficiently. Photograph: Alamy Summary W hen the oil crisis hit in the winter of 1973 the price per barrel quadrupled, and...