As part of the 2021 European Energy Transition Conference in Dunkirk, France Ville Durable is leading a workshop on "Heating and cooling networks for energy resilience in Europe", in partnership with EDF, ENGIE and Efficacity.
On this occasion, ENGIE is presenting the advantages of renewable heating and cooling networks to make the transition to sustainable cities, as demonstrated for example by Copenhagen, which will be carbon neutral by 2025 and where 98% of the population is connected to a heating and cooling network. Other case studies conducted by Engie in Paris, London and Barcelona support this presentation.
Find in the appendix the details of ENGIE's recommendations for resilient and carbon-neutral cities through heating and cooling networks:
- Identify potentials and establish national and local plans for district heating and cooling
- Increase investments in energy efficiency improvements throughout the value chain, including in buildings
- Commit to implement actions in liaison with the local level:
- Begin to study the potential and role of district cooling
- Ensuring a level playing field for a carbon-free energy system
- Taking a systemic approach