Cities and communities across the globe which demonstrate local district energy leadership in providing clean, sustainable energy solutions are being invited to apply to be recognized within the new District Energy Climate Awards, to be made by representative organizations of the district energy sector at their District Energy Summit, in Copenhagen on 3 November.

The time has come, says the International Energy Agency, to focus on communities seeking to promote economic growth while minimizing the environmental consequences.

District heating and cooling is central to sustainability, says the IEA. Its infrastructure enables the biggest carbon footprint reductions by allowing cities to harvest the potential renewable energies and surplus heat that otherwise would be wasted.

Applications can be made by owners, operators, investors, users both individually or jointly.
For more information about the summit and the award, see www.copenhagenenergysummit.org.