September 9, 2008
Denmark Supports Renewable Energy and District Heating in Russia
The Danish Energy Agency has signed an agreement to support a renewable energy project in Russia. As part of the agreement, Denmark will purchase CO2 credits from the project under the joint implementation mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol.
The project reduces CO2 emissions by 446,000 tons until 2017 which is approximately equivalent to the annual emissions of 11,000 Danish households.
During the winter, temperatures in Priozersk can fall below minus 20 degrees Celsius and the citizens are therefore dependent on a reliable supply of heat. The new, modern boiler houses provide a much more stable, efficient and environmental friendly heat-supply that also reduces CO2 emissions, according to The Danish Energy Agency.
A small part of the CO2 reductions will come from retrofitting the heating network. Furthermore, the project entails the replacement and installation of heating sub-stations as well as the installation of new thermal windows in the buildings which receive heating from the boiler houses.