The background for Denmark's leading position in the world concerning the spread of district heating is that covering the heating needs of buildings by connecting to district heating has been part of Danish society for more than 100 years- indeed, for almost 120 years.
This article provides a quick historical overview of the development of district heating in Greater Copenhagen from the beginning of 1903 until today. Insight into the benchmarks for the further develop- ment toward a CO2-neutral district heating system in Copenhagen 2050 is shared in the article "District heat- ing in Greater Copenhagen - 2050."
By Lars Gullev, Senior Consultant, VEKS
100 years ago, daily waste was collected and transported by horse carriages to the city dump.
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