On global scale politicians, businesses and consumers are increasing their focus on energy consumption, supply and security of supply.
While it is obvious that the industrialised world cannot function without consumption of energy there is now evidence that the emissions of CO2 into the air will potentially lead to global warming. Hence, focus is now directed towards the challenge of an increased or flat demand for energy while at the same time lowering CO2 emissions.
In a global business-as-usual scenario where nothing is done to mitigate CO2 emissions, it is estimated that the CO2 emissions will increase by 50 % from 2002 to 2030.
Based on years of experience in many countries, especially the Scandinavian ones, it is clear that District Heating and District Cooling are economically advantageous, extremely reliable and - perhaps most importantly - environmentally safer than other solutions being employed today.
Combined heat and power generation (CHP) is actually the single biggest solution to the 2020 EU target of reducing CO2 emissions by 20% and increasing the renewable share of energy to 20%.
Denmark and Sweden are among the most energy-efficient societies in the world and there is a wide range of competences and expertise knowledge related to energy efficiency.
By acting now, we should have every chance to lead the way towards a “greener” society where the increased demand for energy is fulfilled by actually using less energy sources. We are in position where we could be doing more with less….