Today, approximately 50 per cent of the world’s population is living in urban areas and by 2050, this number is projected to be almost 70 per cent. This global urbanisation increases the population density and consequently puts pressure on future cities’ supply of resources, which includes heating and cooling of residential and commercial buildings.
Multiple benefits are to be obtained by transforming the cities’ energy supply from individual systems to a collective district heating and cooling system. These include an efficient supply of stable and reliable heating with low heat loss, cost-effective cooling of large residential and office buildings as well as the possibility of integrating multiple and flexible clean energy sources, which is a way towards creating fossil free cities.
Green tax part of new climate action plan agreed upon by large majority of Danish parliament
The Danish parliament agreed upon a revised climate action plan that will increase CO2 reductions by 1.4 million tonnes. Nine out of ten Danish political parties supported the action plan, which will include a green tax reform
One of the world’s most advanced district energy systems developed with Ramboll’s assistance
Ramboll has supported utility company Taarnby Forsyning (TF) in establishing one of the smartest and most advanced district heating and cooling systems in the world. The project demonstrates how smart cities are built on smart solutions that promote the synergy between energy and the environment while benefitting the local community.
Danish-German partnership in green spotlight: German minister visiting Denmark for green solutions
Denmark has the experience and technology to help lift the big promises made at the several green summits during the autumn. The determination to live up to these promises is clearly marked by the visit to Denmark by the minister of the Environment, Climate and the Energy Sector from the German state Baden-Württemberg. The visit will showcase concrete Danish green approaches and solutions.
New “Cool Coalition” aims to save lives, energy and trillions for the global economy
As global temperatures rise and the growing energy demands of air conditioning threaten to emit more greenhouse gases, over 20 leaders this week committed to a new global effort on clean and efficient cooling, which can help mitigate climate change, further sustainable development and save money.
Denmark and Vietnam Jointly Launch Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2017
Yesterday, Mr. Thomas Egebo, Permanent Secretary of State, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate and Mr. Hoang Quoc Vuong, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) in Vietnam signed the Programme Document of the Energy Partnership Programme between Viet Nam and Denmark. The signing marks the beginning of another three years of close cooperation between the Danish Energy Agency and Ministry of Industry and Trade with a total budget of DKK 21.6 million.
District Energy holds a vast potential for energy efficiency in urban areas. This White Paper highlights the key elements for success in district heating and cooling. It covers aspects from regulation and planning, efficient production of thermal energy, to storage, distribution and end user solutions.
Keeping the city warm efficiently
Keeping the city warm efficiently District heating is one of the most carbon efficient and flexible ways to produce and supply energy locally, because it cuts out much of the waste products associated with centralised production of power. With the integration of renewable energy like biomass, wind energy and geothermal energy as replacements for fossil […]
District Heating in the Copenhagen Region
1 million consumers benefit from smart energy solution in Greater Copenhagen. 95% of all heat is generated by CHP plants fuelled by waste and biomass. Only 5% from boilers. The system is now in a transition towards smart integration of wind energy via large heat pumps and electric boilers, and CHP plants with storages, which can respond on electricity prices .
District heating in Beijing – the best air polution abatement
The District Heating in Beijing is of interest in a Danish perspective. Beijing was the first city to study and use the experience from the district heating system in Greater Copenhagen. In 1984, Chief Engineer Zeng Xiang Lin started to study the system. In the years to come, Danish Consultants provided assistance financed by DANIDA. In […]
District Heating in Frederiksberg
Frederiksberg District Heating is owned by the Municipality of Frederiksberg with 93,000 inhabitants, in the centre of the Metropol of Copenhagen. It is operated by Frederiksberg Forsyning, which also operates water, gas and waste water. Frederiksberg District Heating is the oldest district heating system in Denmark founded in 1903. It distributes heat to 97% of […]
Nordhavn – Winner project for sustainable urban development
Together with COBE architects and SLETH, RAMBOLL was elected as the winning proposal in the international idea competition on the development of Nordhavnen – a new city district for 40,000 inhabitants and 40,000 workplaces. Our vision is to set new standards for sustainable development to minimize the CO2 emissions and the impact of climate change […]
HafenCity – Hamburg’s new city quarter sets green standards
The city quarter HafenCity has been built in the heart of Hamburg, Germany. HafenCity is currently Europe’s largest inner-city development project, and the project is setting green standards as city planners have chosen the most sustainable and economically advantageous solutions with Danfoss technologies.
Pension scheme group sends green signal with A-rated circulator pumps
Seeing a chance to achieve significant energy savings as well as major reduction in CO2 emissions, Danish pension scheme and banking enterprise PenSam made a strong decision and changed all the circulator pumps at their administration headquarters in a single swoop. “We quite simply replaced all our pumps in one move,” states service manager Sidsel […]
Waste-to-energy CHP Vestforbraending in Copenhagen, Denmark
Vestforbraending is one of the largest waste management companies in Northern Europe. The company owns and operates a combined heat and power producing waste-to-energy plant with an annual capacity of 600,000 tonnes of waste. All the heat produced is utilized as the plant is interconnected with the regional district heating system in Copenhagen. Ramboll has, […]