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Projects: Copenhill ski slope and energy-from-waste plant, Copenhagen

Ike Ijeh, Building Summary Sustainability is the zeitgeist of our age. It’s serious stuff all right but can it also be fun? According to Bjarke Ingels of architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) the answer is a resounding yes. And as if to prove it, his practice has just completed a milestone...


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BIG opens Copenhill power plant topped with rooftop ski slope in Copenhagen

Lizzie Crook, De Zeen Summary BIG has completed the "cleanest waste-to-energy power plant in the world" in Copenhagen, Denmark, which is topped by an artificial ski slope that is open all year round. CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke, is a power plant located on an...


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A Focus on Smart Energy Green Cities

Open Access Government Summary Under the coordination of the non-profit European Green Cities, with the support of the Danish Energy Agency’s Smart Energy pool during 2019 and 2020, a targeted development and dissemination work on ”Smart Energy” solutions will be carried out in several...


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Waste water turned into district heating

Christian Risborg and Niels Bahnsen, NIRAS Summary With an innovative heat pump solution, Kalundborg Utility utilises wastewater from a sewage treatment plant to produce district heating. The sewage treatment plants have the potential to become the energy producers of the future, a report by...


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How Copenhagen Plans to reach carbon-neutral status in just six years

Fast Company Summary If you miss the metro as you walk up to a stop in central Copenhagen during rush hour, you won’t wait long for the next train: the automated system is designed to run every two minutes. It’s one way for the city to convince residents not to drive a car, and as the metro...


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Governance Models and Leadership for District Energy

District energy offers tremendous economic and emission reduction benefits for a city or county, but ownership models matter! Based on experience from the European market, Mr. Bo Riisgaard Pedersen will discuss pros and cons of different ownership models for DE systems, in terms of achieving the...

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Moving District Energy Projects from Concept to Completion: DE Handbook as a Tool

Track: District Energy: Think Global, Act Local Workshop Speakers Niels Vilstrup, Embassy of Denmark Shirin Karoubi, Danish Consulate in Toronto #AnnualConference #2019 #ConferenceProceeding #DistrictEnergy #Workshop #Pittsburgh #Denmark

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Promising results from carbon capture project for biomass CHP plants

Kelvin Ross, Power Engineering International Summary A new research project is studying the feasibility of using carbon capture technology at biomass CHP plants in Denmark. The project is a collaboration between Danish engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll , the ...


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A.P. Moller Holding gets green light for geothermal projects in Aalborg and Aarhus

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary With two new permits for exploration and extraction of geothermal energy, A.P. Møller Holding Invest IV is now launching underground studies in Aalborg and Aarhus. The green potential of using geothermal energy in district heating can be great, says...

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Clean energy and transport projects win share of €4bn EU fund

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News Summary Grants are being provided for electric buses and trams, wind farms and energy efficiency projects. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved €4 billion (£3.5m) of new financing for transport, clean energy generation and access to...

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