District heating has declaration on its environmental impact – hear the positive results from Høje Taastrup District Heating

Date: 02/06/2021

Høje Taastrup District Heating has just published its declaration on how much – or perhaps rather how little – district heating consumers are putting a strain on the environment. And it seems to be going the right way.

- The declaration shows that in 2020 we discharged 54.5 kg of CO2 for each Megawatt-hour district heating. It may be difficult to relate to such a figure, but I can state that for natural gas customers the corresponding measurement is over 200 kg, says Astrid Birnbaum, Director of Høje Taastrup District Heating.

The amount of CO2 emitted from district heating has been constantly decreasing for several years. For Høje Taastrup District Heating, the volume has been reduced by more than 75% since 1990.

This means that the company has already more than reached the goal set in the Climate Agreement in June 2020, when a majority of the Parties in the Folketing set a target that emissions by 2030 should be reduced by 70% compared to 1990. In 2020, district heating has thus been 79 % CO2 neutral.

- I know that several of our corporate customers have been waiting for the new environmental declaration in order to document that they are using sustainable energy. The declaration can be downloaded from our website, under the menu item District Heating Info, Astrid Birnbaum informs.