Why District Heating is crucial to addressing the issues behind Earth Overshoot Day
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s consumption of natural resources exceeds the planet’s capacity to regenerate those resources in that year. In 2021, it falls on July 29. If we want to avoid an environmental catastrophe, we must find ways to ensure the date arrives later and later every year. Energy consumption, as one of the biggest contributors to resource depletion, is a key area where we can make gains in reducing our carbon footprint – and district heating in particular could have a fundamental role in helping to move back the date of Earth Overshoot Day.