Buildings are important sources of greenhouse gas emissions, which are largely attributable to the generation and provision of heat. Two-thirds of all households in Denmark are connected to district heating networks while a good two-thirds of residential buildings in Germany still have central heating based on oil or natural gas. Changes are needed both in Denmark and Germany. District heating is only a climate-friendly technology if the inputs of the central plants are low-emission and renewable. At present, a majority of the district heating energy in Denmark is generated from biomass, and waste in CHP plants.
The 4 December German-Danish Chamber of Commerce During discussed together with industry experts where the expansion of district heating networks makes sense, how the inputs of district heating can be made more sustainable, and what role heat pumps will play. Municipal heat planning, the development of geothermal energy, and increased energy efficiency are key issues in ensuring a sustainable heat supply.
The afternoon was facilitated by our Premiumpartner Rambøll at their headquater in Copenhagen.
The panel consisted of industry experts from Innagi, Dansk Fjernvarme, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, and Danfoss.
Thank you to everyone who participated.