As countries consider how too meet their commitments and goals regarding climate change district heating and cooling has become a major consideration in lowering carbon emissions. Approximately 50% of energy consumption in the EU comes from space heating and cooling. Heating represents the largest part of this load and by transitioning away from fossil fuels towards renewable resources, such as geothermal, CO2 emissions could be cut significantly. The 1st SUSTAINABLE DISTRICT ENERGY CONFERENCE (SDEC) will give insight into the potential impact of utilizing renewable district energy on energy security, greenhouse gas emissions, improved quality of life, and lower heating costs.
The Iceland case and how the country transformed its energy usage from fossil fuels to renewables will be presented as a potential blue print for similar energy transitions throughout Europe and beyond. The conference will also focus on the role of innovation in such transitions.
The Global District Energy Climate Award and its event is the occasion where outstanding innovative projects are awarded, the 6th Global District Energy Climate Awards Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 1st Sustainable District Energy Conference in Reykjavik.
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