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5 Cities around the world leading the charge on climate action

As a result of findings in its Climate Reality Project, EcoWatch has identified five cities around the world that are leaders in climate action programs: Copenhagen, San Francisco, Vancouver, Stockholm and Singapore. These are just five examples of cities that … Continue reading

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Heat from data centers to be used to warm homes in Stockholm

John Kennedy reports in Silicon Republic on a novel first for green computing — a plan by the city of Stockholm to capture excess heat from data centers and use it to heat  apartments across the city. Data centers are … Continue reading

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Stockholm’s ingenious plan to recycle old Christmas trees–and more

Sign up for IDEA’s Weekly Newsletter TVN reports that discarded Christmas trees in Stockholm, Sweden, will be transformed into plant food, biofuel for district heating, and carbon sinks. But that’s just the beginning of the value of advanced urban arborism … Continue reading

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Three ancient oaks saved on site as Fortum Värme builds world’s largest 100% biofuel CHP plant

The Nordic Investment Bank reports that Fortum Värme’s new combined heat and power plant in Sweden is designed with inward curves to precisely fit in between three elderly, majestic oaks. That might sound peculiar at first, especially considering the plant … Continue reading

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New biomass-fired district heating CHP plant inaugurated in Värtan, Stockholm

On May 9, Fortum Värme, jointly owned by Fortum and the City of Stockholm, inaugurated its new, biomass-fired combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Värtan, Stockholm. When the plant starts commercial production in the autumn, it will use forest … 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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Stockholm power goes green as biomass ousts coal

Jesper Starn reports for Bloomberg on the conversion of major power plants in Nordic countries from burning coal to burning wood chips. For a lesson in global energy history, look no further than Stockholm’s oldest power plant. Since 1903, Fortum … Continue reading

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Fortum opens new waste-to-energy CHP plant in Stockholm

Oil and Gas Observer reports that Fortum has opened a new waste-to-energy CHP plant in Stockholm, Sweden. The new combined heat and power plant unit, Brista 2 (“Burst 2″), produces district heat for local residents and electricity for the Nordic … Continue reading

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Minnesota and Sweden sign bioenergy cooperation agreement

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Daniel Johansson, Swedish State Secretary, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today in Stockholm, Sweden that pledges to continue working together on research, technology and public policy related to … Continue reading

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Supplying heat secures viability of power plants in Northern Europe

Steve Hodgson writes in Cogeneration and On Site Power Production (COSPP) that the revenue stream from heat supply has become an increasingly critical factor in the economic viability of electric utility plants in Northern Europe. Meeting heat loads is, of … Continue reading

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