District Energy in Cities

  • Reports and Studies
  • 01 February 2015
  • by UN Environment Programme

Cover - DES_District_Energy_ReportAmong the core component of the transition to a sustainable energy future are the integration of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, and the need to use ‘system thinking” when addressing challenges in the energy, transport, buildings and industry sectors. Tackling the energy transition will require the intelligent use of synergies, flexibility in demand, and both short- and long- term energy storageĀ solutions across different economic sectors, along with the new approaches to a governance.


The UNEP flagship publication District Energy in Cities: Unlocking the Potential of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, provides a glimpse into what integration and systems thinking looks like in practice for heating and cooling networks, and showcases the central role for cities in the energy transition.


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