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EU to Allow State Aid for Coal Plant Exit, Low-CO2 Industry Shift

S&P Global Summary The European Commission is willing to approve national government aid to coal plant operators for closing early, and to manufacturers to decarbonize their production, to support the EU's 2050 carbon neutrality goal, it said. Many EU national governments, including...


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Decarbonization is Next Step in Development of District Heating, Cooling Systems

Balkan Green Energy News Summary The use of renewable energy sources in district heating and cooling systems can substitute fossil fuels without increasing prices for customers, while bringing benefits in environmental protection. Solar thermal projects, geothermal energy, heat pumps,...


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How cities are decarbonising

The Fifth Estate Summary EUROPE: Cities around the world are taking action, even in the US where 30 cities now have stringent energy measures in their building codes. Now we know that an investment of $1.83 trillion a year in 16 low-carbon measures in cities – about 2 per cent of global GDP ...


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Retrofitting Single Purpose Electric Power Plants to CHP District Energy

Ishai Oliker, Power Engineering Summary Many cities are prioritizing modern district energy as the integrated solution needed for sustainable heating and cooling of the inhabitants. In Quito, Ecuador (at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, 2016) 197...