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  1. Sep 2018
    1. District heating is one of the key pillars of our sustainable energy action plan. This plan has been decided by the local parliament in 2008 and renewed in 2015. Our first priority is to cut in half the total energy demand of the city until 2050 and then cover the rest with renewable energy and/or waste heat. To use large amounts of waste heat (e.g. from a waste incineration plant, industry, datacentres …) you need a distribution system, because it is not useable only locally. This is why we want to increase the share of district heating in the city. For the future we see a district heating system which will be “open source technology” – everyone can use the heat and also be a prosumer, delivering surplus energy, e.g. from a solar – thermal plant, to the system. There will not be any longer central DH-Stations but smaller plants and the use of all waste heat sources we can get.

      HotMaps - open source heating / cooling mapping and planning toolbox

  2. Aug 2018
    1. Doing more with less: Some of the 126 economies surveyed in this year’s Global Innovation Index are innovating more efficiently than others. Who are they – and what are they doing right?

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    1. More than half of Frankfurt’s urban area is undeveloped, with 52 percent of the city being made up of open spaces and expanses of water. Frankfurt is also home to approximately 160,000 trees and 1,400 types of plants, including 120 particularly rare species.

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  3. Jul 2017