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Office of ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY Summary Among numerous highlights in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s recently published Geothermal Power Production and District Heating Market Report , one in particular stands out: since 2019, 11 new geothermal power purchase agreements have been signed across four states. This is a big deal in renewable energy circles, but why should it matter to us, the energy consumers across the country? Power purchase agreements are the contracts that allow utilities to procure electricity from power plants. These agreements help determine how much you ultimately pay for the electricity that charges ...
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ENGIE   Senior Project Manager   This Sr. Project Manager position will be located in Iowa City, IA. ENGIE at the University of Iowa employs over 100 energy professionals in the trades, technical specialties, engineering, management, and support to operate the utility production and distribution systems, driving toward greater use of renewable and sustainable fuels.  What you’ll do: Facilitate and coordinate all design and construction phases of multiple University projects.  Responsible for execution of the Utility Master Plan to include: (1) condition assessments for extending the life cycle and reliability of critical systems and components ...
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ENGIE Construction Manager   ENGIE is searching for an experienced Construction Manager in Iowa City, IA.   ENGIE at the University of Iowa employs over 100 energy professionals in the trades, technical specialties, engineering, management, and support to operate the utility production and distribution systems, driving toward greater use of renewable and sustainable fuels.  As a Key member of ENGIE’s Capital Projects team you will be responsible for the development, design, and execution of multiple Utility System Capital Improvement and Efficiency projects. The Construction Manager will report to the project’s respective Program Manager during ...
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South Dakota State University Director of Energy Systems Facilities & Services Department   South Dakota State University (SDSU) is seeking a Director of Energy Systems to join our Facilities & Services Department. This position will manage central utilities, building HVAC operations and maintenance, energy conservation, engineering, and sustainability. This is a 12 month, full-time position, offering great benefits and a generous leave package.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the US. Sponsorship is not available for this position.    For a complete listing of the minimum and preferred qualifications, the application deadline, ...
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Renewable Energy Magazine Summary The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set a target for London to be net zero carbon by 2030. To support this ambition, he has commissioned experts Element Energy to analyse the possible pathways to achieving net zero. The Mayor has also stressed that fairness must be at the heart of the net zero pathway, but that the cost of no action will impact lower income Londoners the most, with overheating, toxic air and flooding all posing a risk. This means supporting those on low incomes from the costs and ensure they benefit from warm, energy efficient homes, cleaner air and the new green jobs that will come from taking faster ...
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Reading.co.uk Summary The University of Reading has been awarded a £100,000 grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to take the first steps towards decarbonising the heating of Whiteknights campus buildings. The grant is awarded from BEIS’ Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) and will be match funded by the University. The money will be used to support design work to introduce a large heat pump into the University’s existing Whiteknights Energy Centre. The Energy Centre, which opened in 2015, provides heating to 16 buildings on the Whiteknights campus, through a 3.3 km underground district heating network. The Energy Centre’s ...
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The Titusville Herald Summary EnergyCAP, LLC, the leading provider of energy management and utility bill processing software, today announced that Lalit Agarwal has been named Vice President, Energy Management & Sustainability. This new leadership position at EnergyCAP will not only serve as the corporate subject matter expert in building energy management but will spearhead the company’s ambition to expand its offerings for sustainability and carbon reduction goals as it relates to the built environment. Lalit Agarwal formerly served as the Executive Director of University Operations and held numerous other energy and facilities roles over his 20+ ...
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Hellenic Shipping News Summary Innargi, founded by the holding company behind shipping giant Maersk, signed a deal to build a geothermal district heating plant that will heat thousands of homes by harnessing heat from the earth’s core. Geothermal power has the advantage of being more stable than weather-dependent renewables, but as an expensive and not yet mature technology, has not seen the explosive growth enjoyed by wind an solar power in Europe. The Danish plant, which will be the EU’s largest, is expected to be completed in 2029 and will provide up to 20% of Denmark’s second-biggest city Aarhus’ district heating demand, Innargi said in a statement. ...
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PR Newswire Summary Vanderbilt University, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Nashville Electric Service (NES), Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC), and Silicon Ranch Corporation broke ground today on a new solar farm that is now under construction in   Bedford County, Tennessee . The 35-megawatt (MW AC )   Vanderbilt I Solar Farm   is expected to begin producing power before the end of 2022, bringing new renewable generation to the Tennessee Valley. Originally   announced   in   January 2020 , the partnership was the first of its kind under TVA's nationally-recognized Green Invest Program, which matches demand for green power from diverse ...
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Globe Newswire Summary Thompson Rivers University (TRU), a public academic and research university established in 1970, and Creative Energy, a leader in innovative district energy solutions, announce a new partnership to design, build, own, and operate an on-campus district energy system for TRU’s main campus in Kamloops, British Columbia. The system is expected to offset over 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over 30 years, the equivalent to planting a 4,000-acre forest, approximately 16 times the size of TRU’s Kamloops campus. “This project is integral to TRU’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality,” said Brett Fairbairn, TRU president and ...
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Emirates Summary   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has commenced the operations of the first phase of its new District Cooling plant in Za’abeel, Dubai, with a cooling capacity of 27,750 refrigeration tonnes (RT). The total cooling capacity of the plant will be 50,000 RT upon completion and will be interconnected with the company’s existing district cooling plant in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to deliver total cooling energy of 112,000 RT, to serve the existing and upcoming projects in the area. The projects are the DIFC buildings, the Dubai World Trade Centre and the Emirates towers, the Wasl1 mega-development, the ...
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Arabian Business Summary Cooling giant Tabreed has acquired the district cooling plants and associated assets serving the Al Mouj mixed-use development in Muscat, Oman for AED65.4 million ($17.8m), plus related transaction costs, according to a statement posted on the   Dubai Financial Market   website. Via Tabreed Oman SAOC, Tabreed, formally the National Central Cooling Company, signed an agreement with Al Mouj Muscat SAOC for the acquisition. Tabreed has also turned to India, inking a deal to   invest $400m in the country   over five years via a partnership with the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Continue ...
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Chatham University Director of Green Buildings & Systems and Assistant Professor   Chatham University's Falk School of Sustainability & Environment has an opening for a Director of Green Buildings & Energy Systems at its groundbreaking Eden Hall Campus. We are seeking someone who brings experience both in professional practice and in the classroom so they can bridge key functions within Eden Hall's living, learning laboratory. Successful candidates will show how their training and experience prepare them to (1) oversee operations of state-of-the-art green buildings, on-site renewable energy systems, and a green wastewater treatment facility, ...
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ekathimerini-com Summary After the raft of commitments announced by the world’s governments at last year’s COP26 climate summit, the question on everyone’s lips is how much progress on reducing carbon emissions will actually be made. To his credit, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis outlined a number of ambitious targets for Greece, including phasing out coal and increasing renewable energy sources, with the construction of new offshore wind farms and establishing Greece as a green energy hub for Europe.  Significantly, he said, “We also want to be innovators in pump storage electricity, taking advantage of the country’s unique geomorphology.” ...
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Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Summary District heating systems   could be a key technology in achieving the international climate mitigation goals, both those laid out in the Paris Agreement and the more stringent ones set by the European Green Deal. In this sense,   Frascold   and Solid Energy have combined forces to contribute to the diffusion of district heating and pave the way to an ecological transition by signing up to numerous projects in Denmark. Frascold is a leading player in the development, manufacture and marketing of semi-hermetic compressors for the industrial refrigeration and air conditioning sectors, while Solid Energy is ...
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The Georgia Straight Summary Our province is still reeling from an unprecedented and deadly heat wave fuelled by climate change. Tragically, hundreds of people died from heat-related illnesses across the province, and the town of Lytton burned to the ground. But this extreme weather also serves as an urgent wake-up call for all of us—we need to do more to combat the climate crisis. At the University of British Columbia, we are committed to doing our part to address the climate crisis. We have pledged to achieve net-zero operational emissions by 2035—15 years ahead of the previous target date—and to reduce our emissions by at least 85 percent below 2007 ...
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best Summary Energy storage developer Malta has teamed up with project management company Bechtel Corporation to deploy electro-thermal energy storage systems. The companies will develop and deploy Malta’s 10-150+ hour energy storage technology in a variety of grid-scale applications. The system takes power from renewables or the grid and stores it as heat in molten salt, where it can be converted back to power using a heat engine to be redistributed on the grid. Near-term actions include jointly developing a portfolio of long-duration energy storage projects. The energy storage facility will aid emissions reductions, improve grid stabilisation, and ...
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Think GeoEnergy Summary Eden Geothermal   has announced that installation work has started on the heat main for the Biomes, greenhouses, and other buildings of the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK.  Installation of the heat main is expected to take around 6 months for two teams. It will consist of two parallel 6-inch steel pipes (one for supply and one for return) each covered with thick insulation. They will run below the ground of the Eden Project estate for a total distance of 1.4 kilometers. As Eden Geothermal disclosed, the heating system will consist of three closed loops: The first loop is formed by hot water from the well which will be brought ...
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The New York Times Summary America’s greenhouse gas emissions from energy and industry rose 6.2 percent in 2021 as the economy began recovering from pandemic lows and the nation’s coal plants roared back to life, according to a preliminary   estimate published Monday   by the Rhodium Group. The rebound was not a total surprise: The nation’s emissions had   plummeted more than 10 percent in 2020 , the largest one-year drop on record, after the initial coronavirus outbreak triggered widespread lockdowns and energy use plunged to its lowest level in decades. As restrictions eased and economic activity picked back up, emissions were expected to bounce back. ...
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Windpower Monthly Summary Ørsted has taken a 45% stake in Liquid Wind’s large-scale FlagshipOne e-methanol project, currently in late-stage development in Örnsköldsvik, north-east Sweden. The project will see new onshore wind farms developed to power FlagshipOne's 70MW electrolyser. Although details for the wind farms are yet to be confirmed, Liquid Wind said each of its planned e-methanol projects will require up to 470GWh of renewable electricity a year to run the electrolysers. The electrolyser then produces hydrogen. Combined with biogenic CO 2 , captured by the Hörneborgsverket combined heat and power plant located at the site, this will be used ...
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