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From lava to ammonia heat pumps: An Icelandic district-heating saga

Charlotte McLaughlin, A21 Summary A 10 MW ammonia heat pump system will now be used for Vestmannaeyjar's district heating system, which has been running on lava and electric boilers. Iceland’s Vestmannaeyjar once had “one of the weirdest district heating systems ever designed” – it ran...

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How these 'ecocities' make environmental living a reality

Isabella O'Malley, The Weather Network Summary Geothermal-heated sidewalks and efficient public transit powered by bioenergy might sound too good to be true, but for some ecocities this is just a normal part of commuting to work. As developing regions accumulate wealth and develop into...