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University of Birmingham Summary China’s stricter clean heating policies have improved air quality in northern China, particularly in Beijing and surrounding cities– potentially resulting in over 23,000 fewer premature deaths in 2021 than in 2015, a new study reveals. From 2015 to 2021, the impact of winter heating on China’s capital and 27 other cities saw concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) from heating activities reduce by 41.3% - compared with a drop of 12.9% in other northern Chinese cities which use lower levels of clean fuels than the ‘2+26’ cities. China’s centralised winter heating strategy is one of the world’s largest energy-consumption ...
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Mayor of London Summary A new report from City Hall has found that the Mayor’s London Plan policy almost halved emissions from proposed new developments, compared with levels required to meet national Building Regulations. This equates to a saving of over 38,000 tCO 2 , equivalent to 32,000 return flights from London to New York. London is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and these results are possible through continued successful implementation of the London Plan’s ambitious policies. The findings from the 2021 Energy Monitoring Report show that great progress has been made towards making London greener, one year after the ...
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DCD Summary Data center developer Prime is to develop a new campus in Denmark. The company this week announced plans for a three-building, 124MW campus located at Energivej in Saeby, in northern Denmark. The 27.52-acre campus will feature three three-story buildings, each offering 45 MW across 348,750 sq ft (32,400 sqm). Timelines for development weren’t shared. The Prime Denmark campus will be marketed to international cloud providers, Internet businesses, AI, and the Global Fortune 500. “Denmark represents a strong growth opportunity for Prime,” said Nicholas Laag, founder & CEO of Prime. “The project will provide much-needed capacity as Denmark’s ...
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Carleton News Summary Carleton is embarking on a wholly new approach to sustainability that will build upon the college’s remarkable success in reducing its carbon footprint to accelerate progress toward carbon neutrality. The more recently added geothermal heating and cooling system pushes Carleton’s progress toward carbon neutrality even further. The system has provided massive energy savings—in usage and cost—since the start of its implementation in 2019. The system’s ability to capture and repurpose existing heat reduced campus energy use by 50% in just the first year. Three 520-foot-deep geothermal bore fields on campus act like a giant thermal battery ...
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NREL Summary The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition announced today that 45 teams from 39 schools are advancing as finalists in the Class of 2022–2023. Competitors are designing distributed energy solar-plus-storage solutions for a real-world district or campus, giving them practice with industry tools and procedures that can make a significant impact as they prepare for careers in the renewable energy industry. Across the entire competition, teams are competing in one of five divisions as they ramp up for the final event that runs April 30–May 1, 2023. To attain a fully decarbonized electricity system by ...
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Utilities MiDDle East Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation PJSC (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, held the first meeting with its consultants for this year. The meeting aimed at highlighting the new developments in district cooling sector and creating awareness about on Empower’s practices in the district cooling operations. The company also showcased its unprecedented and advanced technologies used in the production and distribution of chilled water, and discussed different ways to apply its modern systems to enhance the district cooling services provided to the public. During the meeting, Empower highlighted ...
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Think GeoEnergy Summary Danish geothermal heating company Innargi has announced the location of the first two of the planned seven geothermal heating plants to be built in Aarhus, Denmark. Test drilling for the sites is expected to begin in autumn 2023. The first geothermal heating plant will be at Skejbyvej 450A. right next to Kredsløb’s interchange station. This plant is expected to be completed by 2025. The second heating plant, located at Sumatravej 11 in the Port of Aarhus, is then expected to be completed by 2027. The entire geothermal heating project is expected to be operation by 2029. When all seven geothermal heating plants are established, ...
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Think GeoEnergy Summary A geothermal heating project in the commune of Le Chesnay-Rocquencourt is expected to supply stable and renewable heat to Yvelines, France by 2025. This project is being developed by GeomY3, a joint company of Engie Solutions , the Yvelines departmental council, the municipality, and the current operator of the locale’s boiling room and district heating network. A capital of EUR 5.3 million has been used to set up the company. From October 2025, this project will supply heat to the 7500 households, the Parly 2 shopping center, the Mignot hospital, the town hall, the swimming pool, and the Nouvelle France condominium. Work on ...
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Osborne Clarke Summary Leading UK housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has won planning approval for its pioneering heating network at its Chilton Woods development. Taylor Wimpey's scheme will create a sustainable heating network that will eliminate the need for gas boilers at all future phases of its Chilton Woods development in Sudbury, Suffolk. Taylor Wimpey is working in partnership with utility provider GTC to create a community heat hub that will use large-scale air source heat pumps to supply homes with heat and hot water. Carbon emissions will be reduced by around 80% compared to traditional gas heating. International law firm Osborne Clarke advised Taylor ...
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EducationDiary.com Summary Today at the World Economic Forum, Administrator Samantha Power announced the Administration’s intent to work with Congress to provide $125 million to support the resilience of Ukraine’s energy and utility infrastructure in the face of the Russian Federation’s relentless, systematic attacks. Funding will be drawn from the 2023 Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act passed in December. Since the beginning of the war, and particularly since October 2022, the Russian Federation forces have deliberately targeted critical infrastructure like heating, power, and gas systems in an effort to weaponize the winter. Ukraine has ...
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Think GeoEnergy Summary The Societe d´Exploitation de Energies Renouvelables (SEER) has commenced the drilling of a new geothermal borehole at the commune of Ras-Orangis in Essonne, France. This will be the second borehole for the heating network of the Grigny and Viry-Châtillon municipalities and will supply geothermal heating to an additional 23,000 households. The first geothermal borehole was completed by the developer SEER in 2016 . It was drilled to a depth of 1650 meters and produced water at 71 degrees Celsius and a flowrate of 300 cubic meters per hour. The corresponding geothermal heating network Grigny and Viry Chatillon and the heating plant ...
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TNW Summary A “metal sock” in the ground stuffed full of hydrogen. Vats of scorching sand. Huge weights moving very, very slowly up and down old mineshafts. Is this the future of energy? This menagerie of strange machines and heat-retaining vessels is poised to emerge across Europe as the continent seeks ways of storing the surplus energy produced by renewables. The UK, for example, wasted half a billion pounds’ worth of wind energy in 2021 because it had nowhere to store it. Without such storage, electricity must be used at the very moment it is generated. In an industrial corner of Kankaanpää, Finland, a town home to around 12,000 people, ...
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Cooling Post Summary Engie New Ventures, the energy provider’s venture capital subsidiary, has invested in Alpinov X, a Grenoble-based start-up using water as the refrigerant in a new cooling technology. The Alpinov X technology employs a patented “turbo-cryo-pump” process, adopted from the aerospace industry, which enhances the differences in latent heat and saturation vapour pressure. In doing so, it is said to make it possible to increase the energy efficiency of cold production by nearly 30% compared to the best compressors on the market. The company has already developed the technology to produce snow for ski resorts and is now said to be developing ...
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Zawya Summary Japan's Marubeni Corporation said it has joined hands with two key regional players in the utility sector - Ajlan & Bros for Trading of Saudi Arabia and Qatar's United District Energy International (UDEI) - to enter into the district cooling business in KSA. The Marubeni move comes at a time when the demand for district cooling in KSA is expected to expand due to factors such as continuous population growth and urbanization, vigorous real estate development, and increased motivation for energy conservation. As per the JV deal, the three companies will work jointly to meet the local demand for district cooling services. Marubeni will ...
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Yahoo! Finance Summary 2G Energy AG, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of gas-fired Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, has signed a framework supply agreement with Centrica Business Solutions UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Centrica plc which is listed in the FTSE 100 index on the London Stock Exchange. Centrica Business Solutions builds, operates and maintains energy assets that help organisations to decarbonise and save money, specialising in onsite, behind-the-meter energy solutions for the public sector and large industrial businesses - integrating hydrogen-ready CHPs, large-scale solar PV and heat pump technology. Their portfolio includes CHP plants ...
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Euractiv Summary Regulations dedicated to the transformation of district heating sector are one of the key areas of the “Fit for 55” package being at the very moment discussed in the EU institutions. At the level of the European Union as a whole, the district heating sector satisfies approximately 13% of heat demand, however its role in densely urbanized areas is far more important since it cannot be replaced by any other form of providing heat and warm water with required characteristics. For Poland this issue is of key importance, since heat from large-scale district heating network is used for heating purposes in 40.4% of households, which translates ...
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pv magazine Summary AlphaStruxure, a joint venture of Schneider Electric and Carlyle Group, announced it will design and install an 11.34 MW rooftop microgrid project on the New Terminal One of John F. Kennedy International Airport in Jamaica, N.Y. Upon completion by 2026, the microgrid will feature the largest rooftop solar array in New York City, made up of 13,000 solar modules. At 7.66 MW, also the largest PV array on any United States airport terminal, with all available and viable rooftop space on the new terminal used for solar panels. Electricity generated from the project is enough clean power for 3,570 average homes per year. Besides solar generation, ...
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SeeNews Summary Croatia's state-owned power utility Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP) said on Friday it has invested a total of 389,000 euro ($423,000) in the construction of two integrated photovoltaic solar power plants on the rooftop of its combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Sisak and Osijek. One of them, of 215 kW, has started production at TE-TO Sisak, while the other one, of 200 kW, is in preparations for trial production at TE-TO Osijek, HEP said in a press release. The state-run environmental protection and energy efficiency fund has provided 40% of the financing for the investment. The two solar plants will enable HEP to cut costs for the use ...
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Solar Builder Summary Investment management firm Harrison Street has entered into a long-term public-private partnership (P3) with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts, for the university’s on-campus utility system. Under the terms of the 40-year deal, Harrison Street will lease, manage, operate, develop and finance the WPI’s utility system, while Cogen Power Technologies will serve as the operator of the facility. As part of the agreement, Harrison Street is looking to add an estimated 1 MW in solar energy on the campus, pending design, engineering, interconnection and diligence considerations. The company ...
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Application Due Date: February 28, 2023 Summary On December 2, 2022, the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) issued a $13 million solicitation for new energy projects that will help federal facilities improve the efficiency of their operations and reduce their carbon footprint. Applicants must register and submit application materials through EERE Exchange . The application deadline is February 28, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET . Questions regarding this FAC can be sent to AFFECT2022Approp@ee.doe.gov . All questions and answers related to this FAC are available to download (Q&A last updated January 18). ...
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