Monthly Archives: February 2012

Beijing & Copenhagen collaborate on district heating/cooling

Copenhagen City Council reports that from the perspective of district energy, China and Denmark´s capital cities are sister cities. The result of collaboration can lead to large export opportunities from Denmark in green know-how and substantial job creation for both … Continue reading

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Denmark to outlaw oil & natural gas for residential heating

In a push to establish economical district heating throughout Denmark, the Danish government will require that all use of oil and natural gas for domestic residential heating must be phased out by 2030. Currently 399,322 households are heated with their … Continue reading

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Denmark-based Grundfos establishes factory in Serbia

Grundfos, a leading pump manufacturer based in Denmark, has built a new 25,000 sq m factory in Indjija, Serbia, 45 km northeast of Belgrade. The firm began manufacturing in Serbia about a year ago in rented production facilities in Nova … Continue reading

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Emerson to automate one of China’s largest waste-to-energy facilities

Emerson Process Management has received a contract from the Shanghai Laogang Refuse Incineration Co. to install its OvationTM expert control system at what will be one of the largest waste-to-energy facilities in China. With a capacity of 3,000 tons of … Continue reading

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European nations to set legally binding targets on energy efficiency

European countries will have to set themselves legally binding national energy efficiency targets, and save energy by specific means such as renovating public buildings, under a draft EU directive approved by a European Parliament committee today. The EU has set … Continue reading

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District energy for Coquitlam, BC, Canada neighborhoods

Coquitlam, a city of about 115,000 people in British Columbia, Canada, is planning for five more of its neighborhoods to establish private utilities for district heating, domestic hot water and district cooling systems, including two sections of Burquitlam — where … Continue reading

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Washington state to include thermal energy in REC process

Today the Washington state Senate passed ESHB 2664, which allows thermal energy from renewable sources to qualify for RECs through utility voluntary purchase programs. Effectively this bill provides a financial incentive (RECs) for utilities to develop renewable thermal sources (biomass … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force issues $7B draft RFP for Huntsville site

The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, has issued a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for $7 billion in shared capacity contracts to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy through power purchase agreements or other contractual equivalents. … Continue reading

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Fortum signs agreement with 7T on TERMIS District Energy Management

7T has signed an agreement for the roll-out of TERMIS District Energy Management system in Fortum-operated district heating systems. The first project to be launched is Stockholm, Sweden, for a network supplying some 3,000 MWt to the city. 7T is … Continue reading

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Munich, Germany bases its energy success on ownership

Munich, Germany, which has the biggest district heating system in Europe–covering about 80 percent of the city–powers its metro, trams and all its households with renewables. The key to this energy success, says deputy-mayor and Green Party member Hep Monatzeder, … Continue reading

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