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District Energy in Denmark: Moving Beyond Fossil Fuels

Speakers Jan Elleriis, Vice Director, CTR #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #Fuels #InternationalPerspectives #Denmark #NorthandCentralEurope #CTR


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Mapped: How the US generates electricity

Summary The US electricity system is often described as the world’s largest machine . It is also incredibly diverse, reflecting the policy preferences, needs and available natural resources of each state. Carbon Brief has plotted the nation’s power stations in an interactive map to show how...

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Arctic climate change researchers still conflicted over UAF’s coal-fired powerplant

Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks Summary The University of Alaska Fairbanks, a member of IDEA, is building a heat and power plant to replace the old facility that went into service in 1964. The new $245 million powerplant, scheduled to come online next year, will feature updated technology that’ll...

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DOE report blames natural gas for closures

Hannah Northey and Peter Behr , E&E News Summary A long-awaited Energy Department staff report on electricity markets and reliability singles out natural gas — not renewables or environmental regulations — as the leading driver of coal plant closures in this decade, challenging the...

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Lessons from Denmark: how district heating could improve energy security

Frederika Whitehead, The Guardian After the oil crisis of the 1970s, Denmark developed district heating schemes which heat homes more cheaply and efficiently. Photograph: Alamy Summary W hen the oil crisis hit in the winter of 1973 the price per barrel quadrupled, and...

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Energy commission pegs cost of coal in CHPP tariffs to future quotations

Interfax-Ukraine August 1, 2017 Summary The National Commission for Energy, Housing and Utilities Services Regulation (NCER) has pegged the upper cost of coal in the tariffs of combined heat and power plants (CHPPs) to the future quotations for the next six months. Full Article Continue...

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Swedish heat energy system – new tensions and lock-ins after a successful transition

Adis Dzebo and Björn Nykvist, Stokholm Environment Institute July, 2017 Summary This policy brief highlights the successes and challenges Sweden's heat energy system faces as it moves towards a low carbon energy system. Sweden has successfully begun a transition to a low-carbon energy system,...

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Energy company that heats and cools downtown Kansas City is going green

Diane Stafford, Kansas City Star July 21, 2017 Summary A rooftop restaurant on a downtown office building. A quick-melting ice rink in Sprint Center. A vanishing coal pile at the Missouri riverfront. They have nothing in common — unless you know about the network of heating and cooling...

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Norway to become the first country to ban the use of oil for heating buildings by 2020

Terje Solsvik, Reuters June 15, 2017 Summary OSLO (Reuters) - Oil producer Norway will prohibit the use of oil and paraffin to heat buildings from 2020 as it tries to rein in domestic emissions of greenhouse gases, the government said on Thursday. The ban will cover new and old buildings,...

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France to close up to 17 nuclear power stations

EnergyCentral July 11, 2017 Summary France is to close up to 17 nuclear power stations to reach the government's target of 50 percent nuclear power by 2015, Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Monday, July 10. Full Article Continue Reading #Fuels #News #France ...