Monthly Archives: November 2015

UK Government cuts support for Carbon Capture and Storage Competition

Just days ahead of COP21, the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, on November 25, 2015, the London Stock Exchange confirmed that, following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, HM Government confirms that the £1 billion ring-fenced capital budget for the Carbon … Continue reading

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City of Toronto can lead on climate — and it already has

Edward Keenan reports in the Star that Toronto is up for an award at the COP 21 climate summit beginning in Paris next week: “In 1991, Toronto City Council had the foresight to become the first city in the world … Continue reading

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Progress made at Gateshead District Energy Centre as structural steelwork is installed

Jamie Hardesty reports in Bdaily that progress is being made to the Gateshead District Energy Centre, a new energy centre being built in the Baltic Business Quarter, as structural steelwork is now in place. Based in Quarryfield Road, Gateshead, the … Continue reading

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£300m investment a milestone for heat networks in UK

The Government’s Spending Review has announced £300m in funding to support up to 200 heat networks across the country, opening the door to £2 billion of infrastructure investments in UK cities. These heat networks will generate enough heat to support … Continue reading

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UK’s Eden project to go geothermal

David Appleyard reports in Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production (COSPP) that plans have been revealed for a new geothermal on-site heat and power project to be located at the UK’s Eden project in Cornwall. The environmental complex of geodesic domes … Continue reading

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Edmonton, AB, Canada considers carbon pricing impact on district energy deployment

Scott Johnston reports on 630 CHED, Edmonton, AB, Canada that the green house gas emission plan unveiled Sunday by the New Democratic Party (NDP) will help and hurt the city. Some costs will go up, he says, while the city … Continue reading

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University of Texas’ Juan Ontiveros receives USGBC Galvin Award for Performance Excellence in Energy Renewal

Juan Ontiveros, associate vice president for Utilities, Energy, and Facilities Management for The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as the first individual recipient of the Robert W. Galvin Award for Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal. This U.S. … Continue reading

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A new district energy system for Duluth

Midwest Energy News reports on a new district energy system that will be a “once in a generation opportunity” for the City of Duluth, Minn. When Duluth’s downtown city streets are reconstructed over the next three years, the city’s local … Continue reading

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Maryland launches FY16 CHP Grant Program

​​In support of Maryland’s ongoing efforts to enable sustainable energy development, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is announcing a newly enhanced program in fiscal year 2016 (FY begins on 7/1/2015 and ends 6/30/2016) designed to further encourage Combined Heat and Power … Continue reading

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District heating – yesterday’s proven concept; tomorrow’s energy future

Becca Aspinwall, a commercial lawyer with a speciality in district heating and ESCOs at the law firm of Pinsent Masons reports in Out-Law.com that the centuries-old concept of “district heating” is growing in prominence again and could revolutionize the way … Continue reading

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