Monthly Archives: March 2013

Shams 1, the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant launched in Abu Dhabi

Shams 1 (Arabic for sun), officially launched on March 17 in Abu Dhabi, is the first commercial scale Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project implemented in the United Arab Emirates and its dimensions have set new world records. It is the … Continue reading

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QUEST announces Canadian National ICES Map

The organization Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST), has announced the publication of its National Integrated Community Energy Solutions (ICES) Map. This interactive map displays some of the many exemplary Integrated Community Energy Solutions that are being implemented across … Continue reading

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IDEA Applauds UK Department of Energy & Climate Change for Heat Strategy

For Immediate Release – March 27, 2013 – The International District Energy Association (IDEA) congratulates the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) on the publication of its latest heat strategy report, “The Future of Heating: Meeting the Challenge.” … Continue reading

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UK’s DECC gives green light for major expansion of district heat

The UK-based Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) reports that the UK Government has today published its heat strategy paper, “The Future of Heating: Meeting the challenge,” paving the way for a major program of investment in new district heating … Continue reading

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COWI authorized to use unmanned aircraft systems for mapping & environmental monitoring

COWI, an international consultancy firm based in Denmark has announced that it has been authorized to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial purposes. This capability will make the airborne observation and mapping of small geographical areas much easier, including … Continue reading

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England: Waste energy heats huge new tomato greenhouses

FreshFruitPortal.com reports that Eastern England will become home to two new tomato glasshouses totaling 17 hectares. The project, named Sterling Suffolk from Greenery UK Ltd, comes in response to increasing European preference for locally and sustainably grown produce. SITA UK and local … Continue reading

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Illegal in Denmark: new heating systems that use fossil fuels

Antonio Di Cintio reports in Energi & Olie that it is now illegal, throughout the entire country of Denmark, to install heating systems that use fossil fuels. New buildings must be fitted with heating systems stoked by biomass and other … Continue reading

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Foster Wheeler to supply 105MWe biomass CFB steam generator in South Korea

Foster Wheeler AG has announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by GS Electric Power and Services (GS EPS), an independent power producer in South Korea, for the design and supply of a … Continue reading

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Green Investment Bank to invest £18m in NHS center

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has announced that it will provide £18m of funding towards a new energy innovation center for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Trust), in what will be its first investment in the NHS. Non-domestic … Continue reading

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New England’s reliance on natural gas for power poses challenges

Scott DiSavino reports in Reuters that New England has become dependent on natural gas for more than half of its electric generation over the past decade, creating severe challenges to reliable power system operations, the region’s power grid operator said … Continue reading

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