Vancouver’s Switch to Low-Carbon District Energy Systems

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To help meet its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Vancouver is encouraging the development of new low-carbon district energy systems, such as those that run on waste heat or biofuel. At present, the utility rates associated with low-carbon systems are reportedly 10 per cent higher than those for Vancouver’s existing natural gas-fired plants. Although there is some debate as to whether their rates will become cheaper than those for natural gas over time, one thing is for certain: they produce much lower greenhouse gas emissions – 66 per cent less at the city’s False Creek waste-heat utility alone.[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Read more” align=”right” style=”3d” color=”orange” size=”md” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vancouversun.com%2Ftechnology%2Fcarbon%2Benergy%2Bsystems%2Bcostlier%2Bthan%2Bplants%2F10986296%2Fstory.html%23__federated%3D1||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row]