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District heating (in Europe, and for energy efficient heating in cities throughout the world)
District heating is actually more than 100 years old. District heating started in 1903 in Moscow, Frederiksberg, and Copenhagen, all in the same year. District heating is used in Northern European nations to a more significant degree today than the rest of the world (outside China); and district heating has risen in popularity and use throughout much of the rest of the world. District heating has proven it's effectiveness in improving energy efficiency for buildings throughout European cities, and should be adopted in many more cities throughout the world.
District heating explained
For any modern city with a dense population, a district heating supply offers the most significant contribution to ensuring energy efficiency that's readily available (as discussed in this UN Environment article). District heating is used in many large and small cities across Europe, but needs to be used more in major cities throughout the world.
Please also see: Combined heat and power (cogeneration)