Conservation or Transition? The District Heating Networks between City and Countryside

Author/s Giovanni Carrosio
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/126 Language Italian
Pages 21 P. 32-52 File size 375 KB
DOI 10.3280/ASUR2019-126003
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European institutions and industrial players believe that district heating networks can play a key role in the energy transition. We tested this belief on the Italian case, starting from a census of all the existing plants. We have isolated two types of district heating: urban and rural. We have discovered that the territorial and relational dimension counts with respect to the ambivalent role that district heating plays in the energy transition.

Keywords: Energy transition; district heating; socio-technical regime; carbon lock-in; network.

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Giovanni Carrosio, Conservazione o transizione? Le reti di teleriscaldamento tra città e campagna in "ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI" 126/2019, pp 32-52, DOI: 10.3280/ASUR2019-126003