Monthly Archives: December 2015

Danfoss at COP21: Put energy efficiency first to achieve the target

Energy efficiency is the largest contributor to reducing CO2 emissions – now and in the future. Well-proven solutions exist that can save the needed energy; however, their adoption must be accelerated, according to Niels B. Christiansen, Danfoss President and CEO,  speaking … Continue reading

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Qatar Rail signs contract with Qatar Cool to provide district cooling to Doha Metro stations

Qatar Railways Company, which oversees the construction of Qatar’s integrated railway network, has signed a contract with Qatar Cool, the leading provider of reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly district cooling services, to provide district cooling services at seven of the … Continue reading

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Work never stops to keep temperatures comfortable at the University of Idaho

Terri Harber reports in the Idaho Press-Tribune* that the steam plant at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, is in operation even when classes aren’t in session. The University of Idaho is a member of the International District Energy … Continue reading

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Dubai to cut energy demand by 8-10% by 2020

Indrajit Sen reports in Arabian Oil and Gas that the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has reaffirmed its commitment to strive for low carbon emissions and green energy, as well as to push for reducing the emirate’s energy needs. “We … Continue reading

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Citycon converts to geothermal energy in Jakobsbergs Centrum

Citycon OYJ has announced that it will convert to geothermal heating and cooling in Jakobsbergs Centrum and estimates that the conversion will reduce the overall energy consumption of the shopping centre by up to 65%. Jakobsbergs Centrum will serve as … Continue reading

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$11.9 Million funding agreed for Swedish biomass CHP plant

Tildy Bayar reports in Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production (COSPP) that a biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Sweden is to receive funding through a long-term loan. The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the municipality of Jönköping have … Continue reading

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Cities will help lead in putting Paris climate agreement into action

Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James (I) and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (D) report in The Hill that world leaders came together in Paris this month and reached an historic agreement to combat climate change with a major focus on … Continue reading

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District ATES systems in The Netherlands: best practices of a grown-up technology

Herman Velvis, Senior Advisor with IF Technology in The Netherlands, reports on the growing use of geoexchange using Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) by the Dutch. Since its introduction in the early 1980’s, Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) combined with … Continue reading

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SNC-Lavalin to provide district cooling in Riyadh airport project

The Saudi Daily Record reports that a consortium led by Canadian construction company SNC-Lavalin is to provide district cooling services for the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. SNC-Lavalin is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). SNC-Lavalin … Continue reading

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A state-by-state look at renewable energy requirements

The Associated Press, December 22, 2015 — Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have requirements that utilities get a certain amount of their electricity from renewable sources. Nine additional states have goals for renewable energy, while a dozen others have no targets. … Continue reading

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