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15 Jan 2024

How Vancouver Turns Sewage Wastewater into Renewable Energy

Vancouver's False Creek neighborhood is innovating in renewable energy [by using heat from sewage wastewater](https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20240103-sewage-a-low-cost-low-carbon-way-to-warm-homes). This system, operational since 2010, efficiently heats 6,210 apartments. Heat pumps extract warmth from sewage, providing a sustainable energy source and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This approach aligns with Vancouver's goal to become fully renewable by 2030 and reflects a growing trend in urban planning [to utilize waste heat](https://www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com/report/waste-heat-to-power-global-market-report), showcasing a shift towards more environmentally friendly energy solutions.