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Job Title:                        O&M Quality Director Province/State:             Ontario and Quebec, Canada City:                                 National Capital area (Ottawa/Gatineau) Position Status:             Permanent, Full time   ENGIE Services is seeking a quality leader as part of a Major District Energy Business in the National Capital Region. The project is a 35-year mandate for the operation and maintenance of a critical district heating and cooling plant network servicing governmental buildings in the Ottawa and Gatineau area. ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ) employs 154,950 people worldwide   ENGIE Services is a provider of energy ...
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Balkan Green Energy News Summary BiH capital’s district heating utility Toplane-Sarajevo has launched a geothermal energy research project in order to use renewable energy sources in the district heating system. Sarajevo is one of the cities with the most polluted air, not only in the region but also in the world. Toplane-Sarajevo uses natural gas as its main fuel, which also adds to pollution. The goal of the project is to use renewable energy sources in the district heating system The company has signed an agreement with the Environmental Protection Fund of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the allocation of funds for the project of hydrogeological ...
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Euractiv  Summary Efficiency must be at the core of Europe’s energy policy, the European Commission says in a draft policy document outlining its vision of a more agile, low-carbon energy system powered chiefly by renewable electricity. With its energy system integration strategy, the Commission hopes to achieve decarbonisation at the lowest possible cost by using the relative strengths of different energy carriers – whether electricity, gas or heat. “Today’s energy system is still built on several parallel, vertical energy value chains, which rigidly link specific energy resources with specific end-use sectors,” the Commission says in its draft ‘strategy ...
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Richmond News Summary The City of Richmond’s district energy system has received its second award for its environmentally friendly heating and cooling technology. Richmond was announced the recipient of the 2020 Canadian Energy Globe National Award for its Central at Garden City expansion of its Alexandra District Energy Utility (ADEU). The award was presented by the Energy Globe Foundation, an international organization that recognizes projects that “conserve energy and uses renewable or emission-free sources.” According to the City of Richmond, ADEU uses renewable energy technology from the ground to provide heating, cooling and domestic hot water ...
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DatacenterDynamics Summary Facebook has announced that its data center in Odense, Denmark, is now helping to heat up to 7,000 local homes. When the 50,000 sq m (500,000 sq ft) data center campus was   announced back in 2017 , Facebook promised to connect it to the local district heating system in Odense, which is Denmark's third-largest city. The facility began operation in September 2019, and the planned local heating project has now gone live, according to a   Facebook blog post   by Lauren Edelman, Facebook's energy program manager. District heating is a well-established concept in the Nordics, in which waste heat from industry circulates cities ...
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Southernminn.com Summary When emerald ash borers were found in St. Paul in 2009, experts warned an infestation could be afoot, and it would best be contained by the swift removal of infected trees. As the infestation accelerated, trees started coming down and the process continues 11 years later. So what happens to all that wood? Well, a lot of it is used to keep downtown St. Paul buildings (including the State Capitol complex) cool in the summer and warm in winter. The St. Paul District Energy plant burns urban tree waste and uses it to heat and cool 80% of the buildings in downtown St. Paul. In addition to the 65 megawatts of thermal energy the plant ...
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Yahoo! Finance Summary Vicinity Energy  announced today that it has acquired Morgantown Energy Associates, the district energy system serving   West Virginia University   ( WVU ) in   Morgantown, West Virginia , from an investment affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global, L.L.C.  This system provides steam to the Big 12 University's more than 60 buildings located throughout five campuses.   Morgantown   is now the 12 th   city served by Vicinity and brings its portfolio to a total of 19 district energy networks. Located on the banks of the Monongahela River, the system was constructed and began servicing   WVU   in 1992, historically burning coal ...
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Albawaba Business Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower)announced that it has successfully renewed three ISO certifications in Quality Management System (ISO 9001: 2015), Environmental Management System (ISO 14001: 2015), and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSAS 18001: 2007), that are related to internationally recognized practices for management Systems in Quality, Environment and  Health and Safety respectively. Empower is certified for all these three International Standards since 2006, which are integrated into one platform, that adds values to all stakeholders from Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental ...
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Yahoo! News Summary Investing in green recovery is the “best way” to boost the UK economy after the coronavirus pandemic, and could create 1.6 million new jobs, a new report has found. Think tank IPPR is urging the government to invest in a jobs-led recovery plan focused on helping the UK meet its targets for improving air quality, lowering carbon-dioxide emissions and restoring nature. A drive to insulate homes and fit low-carbon heating could create 1.6 million new jobs, according to the IPPR report ‘Transforming the Economy after COVID-19: A clean, fair and resilient recovery.’ The IPPR recommends increasing the energy efficiency of homes by switching ...
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Edie Summary In the immediacy of a global pandemic it's sobering to reflect that it is climate change that remains the foremost challenge humanity faces and Thursday's chastening Progress Report to Parliament published by the Committee on Climate Change is a timely reminder to all of us that the clock to 2050 continues to run down. It recommends that ministers act with urgency and decisiveness in securing a green and resilient recovery following COVID-19 should be heard by all of us. There’s plenty of evidence that the message is well understood by many. Commenting on social media, Andy Yuill of Natural Power observed that we should already be “decarbonising ...
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Steel Guru Summary MAN Energy Solutions has completed the expansion of the Sund power plant near Tórshavn, the Faroese capital, and successfully handed the plant over to local energy supplier Elfelagið SEV. With this, four MAN 9L51/60 engines have been successfully integrated into the islands' hybrid energy-system and will complement the existing power station with an additional 37 MW power generation, as well as district heating capacity. To supply electricity to the almost 52,000 islanders, SEV relies on an intelligent combination of renewable energy sources, storage solutions and power-plant engines to ensure grid stability. Danish power-plant specialist, ...
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Emirates News Agency Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, has launched a consumption rationalisation campaign under the theme ’Set your AC at 24 C Auto and Save’. The campaign will run until the end of summer and aims to encouraging its customers to rationalise the district cooling consumption during the summer season by setting the air- conditioner thermostat at 24 C, as well as using innovative and eco-friendly methods that help in reducing indoor temperature and monthly costs, and achieving significant savings in energy and resources. The campaign targets all customer segments across residential and commercial buildings that ...
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Balkan Green Energy News Summary IN MOST COUNTRIES WHERE EBRD IS ACTIVE, THE PANDEMIC STRUCK WHEN THE WINTER WAS ENDING, SO THE CONSEQUENCES COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE. EXPERTS SAY GREEN AND RESILIENT IN DISTRICT ENERGY ARE NOT CONFLICTING OPTIONS AND THAT FOCUSING ON EFFICIENCY ALONE INSTEAD OF LIFTING THE SHARE OF RENEWABLES BRINGS THE RISK OF RUNNING OUT OF TIME IN TERMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development held an online discussion to address the possibilities for a resilient, low carbon district energy in the age of COVID-19. Greg Gebrail and Bojan Bogdanović, who wrote a policy paper on the response to the coronavirus, ...
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MiBiz Summary Since the late 1800s, downtown Grand Rapids has been equipped with a network of pipes that heat buildings with steam generated from a series of boilers across from Van Andel Arena. Known as district energy, the concept is seeing a revitalization as a clean energy tool, particularly when the boilers that generate the steam are powered by renewable energy. In Grand Rapids, officials with   Vicinity Energy Inc.   — which recently acquired the facility from   Veolia North America   — tout the efficiency rate of producing steam from the natural gas-powered boilers and potential capital cost savings for building owners in lieu of their ...
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Teesside Live Summary Plans which could see a £230m energy plant being built on Teesside are expected to create almost 500 jobs. Plans were initially submitted last year by Graythorp Energy Ltd to build a combined heat and power plant on a 15-acre site at Tofts Road West, next to the Graythorp Industrial Estate south of   Seaton Carew . If it is approved those behind the project say there would be   450 construction jobs with a further 40 permanent posts   once completed. The applicant estimates it will add £2.72m to the local economy each year. The centre would generate 49.5 megawatts of dependable electricity for the local grid, 50% of which ...
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Energy Industry Review Summary Siemens Energy and Polenergia signed a letter of intent pertaining to cooperation in the area of industrial application of high-efficiency cogeneration, as well as introduction of solutions that enable sustainable production and use of hydrogen.   Siemens Energy, a leading producer and supplier of energy and gas technologies, and Polenergia, the largest Polish private, vertically integrated energy group, decided to enter into a close cooperation for the development of modern technologies in the area of decarbonisation of the industry and the power sector. The outcome of their joint activities will be implementation of ...
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Worcester Business Journal Summary Noresco, a Westborough energy efficiency and infrastructure firm, has begun work on a cogeneration and microgrid system expansion at Naval Submarine Base New London in Connecticut. The $169.3-million energy savings performance contract will support 100% of the power requirements for the base’s mission-critical piers and nuclear submarines in the event of a grid outage. Additionally, the new cogeneration system will provide 10.75 megawatts of electrical power generation capacity and generate steam heat for mission-critical waterfront operations and training buildings. The project includes other energy conservation measures ...
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Forbes Summary Thermal energy storage allows polluting industries to clean up and reduce emissions As the global energy system becomes increasingly electric – not just in power but transportation and heat, too – storing energy is going to play an ever more important role in ensuring that clean energy can be used when it is most needed. To date, most of the focus has been on storing surplus power generated by solar and wind farms, using battery technology or pumped hydro-electric facilities. But there is also a huge potential in storing heat, or thermal, energy in a similar way. The market for heat storage is more than three times the size of the electricity ...
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House Select Committee on Climate Crisis Summary Plan Would Put Americans Back To Work, Save Lives, And Help the United States Reach Net Zero By 2050. On Tuesday, June 30, led by   Speaker Nancy Pelosi   and  Chair Kathy Castor  (D-FL), members of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled a comprehensive plan titled “ Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America.”   The report lays out the Climate Crisis Action Plan, full of detailed, ambitious and actionable climate solutions that Congress should enact to benefit American families in communities across ...
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E&E News Summary Democrats on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will recommend a federal clean electricity standard, a carbon price and a national net-zero emissions goal, as part of the wide-ranging report they will officially unveil Tuesday, June 30. The long-awaited document, which runs 538 pages, was crafted largely without input from the panel's Republicans and is widely seen as a climate guide for Democrats if they win control of government in 2021. Democrats will roll out the document tomorrow morning at a press conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "The Climate Crisis Action Plan outlined in this report provides ...
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