District energy in cities : unlocking the potential of energy efficiency and renewable energy / report author and research director, Lily Riahi, Policy Unit, Climate, Energy and Environmentally Sound Technologies Branch (UNEP).

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  • Kenya, Nairobi : UNEP, [2015]
  • ©2015
137 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm


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This report identifies modern district energy as the most effective approach for many cities to transition to sustainable heating and cooling, by improving energy efficiency and enabling higher shares of renewables. This publication is one of the first reports to provide concrete policy, finance and technology best-practice recommendations on addressing the heating and cooling sectors in cities through energy efficiency improvements and the integration of renewables, both of which are central to the energy transition. These recommendations have been developed in collaboration with 45 champion cities, all of which use district energy, with 11 of them using it to achieve 100 per cent renewables or carbon-neutral targets.
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  • "This report has been prepared by UNEP in collaboration with the Copenhagen Centre for Energy Efficiency (C2F2), ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and UN-Habitat"--Page 8.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-131).
Exploring the transition to modern district energy systems -- A framework for city-level policies and strategies for district energy -- Business models for district energy : a continuum from public to private -- Realizing national objectives and full benefits of district energy -- The way forward : deciding next steps to accelerate district energy.
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