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Vienna to ban oil and gas heaters for 80 percent of new homes

AFP Relax News, Yahoo! News Summary The city of Vienna announced Wednesday that from summer 2020, only 20 percent of new-build homes will be allowed to use oil or gas heating as part of efforts to combat the climate crisis. The Austrian capital has one of Europe's most developed district...

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Vienna Smart City Pilot Project

Bernd Richter and Andreas Schuster, T&D World Summary Austria’s capital city of Vienna is creating a new district in which the buildings, electrical grid and energy market will be monitored continuously in a world-class living laboratory that incorporates new distribution grid solutions...

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The air we need to breathe

EURACTIV Summary This article is part of our special report Local utilities in the energy transition. Local infrastructure companies like Wiener Stadtwerke are already working hard to achieve the ambitious EU climate and energy goals for 2050. We can innovate and incite changes -...

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Slovenia’s Petrol lands district heating digitalization project in Austria

Balkan Green Energy News Summary Slovenian energy group Petrol has signed an agreement with Austrian energy company Wien Energie to carry out the first phase of district heating network digitalization in Vienna, Petrol has said in a statement. The DigitalIntelligent Smart Networks –...

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How Paris and Vienna are struggling to become the clean cities of the future

Pelle Matla, Energy Post Summary The success of the clean energy transition will depend to a large extent on the actions of local and regional authorities. Sustainability officers from Paris, Sabine Romon, and Vienna, Bernd Vogl, explain what clean energy goals they have set themselves and...

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Cities can find ample use for their waste

Saadallah Al Fathi, Gulf News Summary This year and for the eighth in a row, Vienna tops the Mercer quality of living survey where 230 cities worldwide are compared based on 39 criteria such as political, social, economic, and environmental factors. Environmental factors are major...