The decarbonisation of the heating energy production in cities remains a challenge in the fight against global warming. The City of Helsinki has launched a global one million-euro challenge to design the future of urban heating. The Finnish city relies on the use of coal, which consumption increases during the winter months. Helsinki believes to be the right place to bring new heating innovations because of its engaged stakeholders and cold climate. This challenge should help the city to decarbonise its heating system beyond coal and biomass, speed up its journey towards carbon-neutral Helsinki, and aid to the cooperation with other cities by sharing solutions.
You can find instructions on how to apply and more information on the Helsinki Energy Challenge website: https://energychallenge.hel.fi/
The deadline for Challenge applications/ proposals is 30 September 2020.
The City of Helsinki will organize the first webinar to present the Challenge to the global audience, on 28 April – the details and registration link will be available here mid-March: https://energychallenge.hel.fi/events – you are all warmly welcome to join it and invite your stakeholders to join too!