By AITOR HERNÁNDEZ-MORALES
Happy Thursday, city lovers, and welcome back to the Living Cities project.
Last week, we looked at the major hurdles facing cities that have signed a pledge to become climate neutral by 2030. This week, we take you to Stockholm, where city authorities say they’ve hit on a winning formula to hit that ambitious target: district heating powered by biofuels and a carbon capture and storage facility expected to be up-and-running by 2026.
There’s enthusiasm among EU lawmakers for the project — which received €180 million in EU funding — but the question is whether the set-up can work in other cities.
More on that after the jump.
Exciting milestone: This humble newsletter is just a few subscribers away from hitting the 50,000 reader mark! Thanks to all of you for reading our stories and engaging with me; make sure to tell your friends to subscribe so they can join in on the fun! METRO BRIEFING BETTING ON CARBON CAPTURE: In Stockholm, ships carrying bark and sawdust from Sweden’s forestry industry are a regular sight from the city shores. Those shipments help fuel a sprawling district heating network that sends hot water from a central boiler to homes, businesses and public spaces around the city — a system, set up in the 1950s, that has allowed the city to cut its greenhouse gas emissions from heating buildings by 80 percent. Taking it to the next level: Since its last coal-fired boiler closed in 2020, the system runs […]