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Conservation or Transition? The District Heating Networks between City and Countryside
Author/s: Giovanni Carrosio 
Year:  2019 Issue: 126 Language: Italian 
Pages:  21 Pg. 32-52 FullText PDF:  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, Conservation or Transition? The District Heating Networks between City and Countryside in "ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI" 126/2019, pp. 32-52, DOI:10.3280/ASUR2019-126003


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