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Enel is starting work on geothermal district heating project in Tuscany

The ThinkGeoenergy blog reports that Enel is starting work on geothermal district heating project in Tuscany. In the next few days Italian Enel Green Power will start construction work on a geothermal district heating system in Piancastagnaio, a small town … Continue reading

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Tapping into underground urban heat islands

Peter Rüegg reports from ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) that cities are heat islands – not only above ground but below ground too, and therein lies the enormous potential to better harness this energy through geothermal … Continue reading

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NFOŚiGW to spend billions to fight smog in Poland

Alexander Richter reports on news published on the Polish website Narodowy Fundusz Ochrony Srodowiska i Gospodark Wodnej (NFOŚiGW) (The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management) that the government of Poland has launched an ambitious $2.4 billion program to … Continue reading

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Clean-energy technologies deserve equal tax treatment

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of GEO, the Geothermal Exchange Organization, a nonprofit trade association based in Illinois, opines in the Houston Chronicle about the expiration of tax credits for combined heat and power, geothermal heat pumps, fuel cells, microturbines … Continue reading

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New Report: Geothermal Power Market Showing Strong Growth

A new report by the US Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) projects sustained strong growth for geothermal power through 2016. The “2016 Annual U.S. & Global Geothermal Power Production Report” forecasts that projects now under development when completed would increase capacity … Continue reading

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Helsinki seeks to provide best practices in climate action

Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen has set the stage and Deputy Mayor Pekka Sauri outlines in Helsinki News Helsinki’s commitment to emissions reductions following the Paris Climate Agreement. The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris spelled out the significance of cities … Continue reading

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“Earth Source Heat” geothermal project could warm Cornell campus, expand energy study

Syl Kacapyr, public relations and content manager for the College of Engineering at Cornell University, reports that Cornell is pursuing a project that has the potential to eliminate an estimated 82,000 metric tons of carbon from its annual footprint and … Continue reading

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Nashville International Airport cuts cooling energy use in half with geothermal lake plate district cooling system

ENR, Renewable Energy World and Nashville’s WRCB-TV, Channel 3 News report that the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) in Tennessee has transitioned the air conditioning at the Nashville International Airport to a geothermal (also called “geoexchange”) lake plate district cooling … Continue reading

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Airport in Tennessee transitions to geothermal lake plate district cooling system, saves 50% energy consumption

ENR, Renewable Energy World and Nashville’s WRCB-TV, Channel 3 News report that the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) in Tennessee has transitioned the air conditioning at the Nashville International Airport to a geothermal (also called “geoexchange”) lake plate district cooling … 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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