This article describes the refrigeration industry from an environmental point of view and argues for phasing out refrigerators with gases that contribute to global warming.
Energy supply articles
This text describes Friendly Sam, a toolbox developed to formulate optimisation-based models of energy systems.
The IEA publication Solar Heat for cities: The sustainable solution provides information about solar heating for cities and showcases nine solar district heating systems built in Europen cities.
This article describes different ways to optimise the production and supply of district heat and cooling, from smaller to larger optimisations.
Sewage water can be used to recover waste heat for heating or cooling buildings, and the use of waste water has high energy potential.
This article describes strategies to improve energy efficiency in data centres – such as using waste heat for district heating systems.
In this text you can learn about waste incineration and Waste-to-energy (WtE). It also describes the method’s role in recycling and its part in a circular economy.
Low temperature district heating can prove to be an important part in also keeping the globe’s temperature low. This webinar presents some of the opportunities and challenges cities may encounter in their endeavour towards a sustainable and efficient low temperature district heating systems.
Ground source heat pumps (GSHP) and deeper geothermal heat can provide temperatures high enough for conventional DH.
Biofuel CHP plants have the potential to be used as a renewable peak plant, during times of low supply or high demand.
In Helsingborg, an absorption chiller at Västhamnsverket has been installed by Öresundskraft in order to deliver district cooling.
This article describes how solar energy can be harvested and used to supply district heating networks.