Paris is a densely populated, energy intensive city that is making real progress and commitments to reduce its impact on the environment. In 2004 the territory emitted 25 million tons CO2 eq and in 2009 a reduction by 2% has been noted. The city is now looking to increase efforts post-financial crisis to bring emissions down to 18.8 million tons CO2 eq by 2020, a targeted reduction of 25% on 2004 levels. District energy has played an important role in Paris historically in reducing coal consumption and today is expanding to connect social housing, improve energy efficiency and increase the renewables share.
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