An energy transition issue
Like Greater Nancy, many local authorities are engaged in their own energy transition. Their main aim is to reduce their environmental footprint in a context of growing urbanisation and consumption. They are focusing on two drivers:
improving their energy efficiency
incorporating increasing amounts of renewable energy.
Increasingly, cities are putting in place a local circular economy. This entails recovering waste generated locally as a resource or simply using renewable resources produced nearby. Renewable sources account for 84% of the fuel used to generate heat at Greater Nancy’s new Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy boiler plant, designed and operated by Dalkia. The two renewable resources are the city’s municipal waste (62%) and biomass (22%) from local forestry resources.
20,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided annually