In the context of decarbonization, district heating is bound to have a promising future, especially if heat (or cold) is generated from renewable energy sources (e.g., waste treatment plants, geothermal sources). However, district heating displays all the characteristics of a natural monopoly, at least at the infrastructure level, thus raising regulatory issues of pricing, access to the infrastructure, feed-in tariffs, and others more. We are looking for papers that help define the regulatory challenges the development of district heating is and will increasingly be facing for this special issue.

If you are interested in submitting, please send a 200-250 word abstract to Prof. Matthias Finger (editor-in-chief)

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