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Crowdfunding as a novel financial tool for district heating projects

TEMPO Project, Euroheat & Power Summary The district heating and cooling sector is in full evolution towards decarbonisation alongside an in creasing share of renewable sources. This scenario entails new challenges above all from the point of view of the market. From a publicly-owned DHC...


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New district energy network set for Manchester's Strategic Corridor

Neil Hodgson, The Business Deck Summary A new and innovative energy project providing low-carbon heat and electricity to the City of Manchester is being pioneered as part of a major new development in the strategically important Southern Corridor of the city. Manchester Energy Partnership...


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Powering the north

Braydon Black, Alternatives Journal Summary Improving energy efficiencies are changing how Northern Ontario's MoCreebec people are taking control of their power consumption. The MoCreebec Eeyoud Council, an association representing the MoCreebec people of northern Ontario, is taking...


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District Heating: Wembley Park and the rise of efficient community heating

Crispin Matson, Planning & Building Control Today Summary Over the last 10 years, district heating networks have become an ever more popular means of heating new homes and buildings in the UK. The use of district heating in cities is not new; in Copenhagen, 95% of dwellings are connected...


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Transparency Instrumental in Successful Power Plant Project

Aaron Larson, Power Summary Public perceptions can make or break a project. One municipal utility found that out firsthand. When resistance grew strong against a new power plant it needed, the company rebooted and engaged with local stakeholders in a transparent decision-making process. The...


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Boston prepares to dive into energy buying business after much delay

Riley Villiers, The Daily Free Press Summary Despite some delays, Boston is entering into the energy buying business with a push from the mayor’s office to jumpstart programs that will obtain electricity for the City. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and his administration announced Aug. 22 ...


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City's energy park gets $750,000 charge

Gord Young, North Bay Nugget A community energy park under construction between the YMCA and Memorial Gardens is expected to be completed in November. Gord Young/The Nugget. Summary North Bay is getting more than $750,000 in federal funding for its community energy park, now under...


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Solar district heating potential of small towns in Europe

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Charts and table: PlanEnergi Summary Most small European towns connected to a district heating network have enough land available for a solar field to meet 20 % of heat demand. In all, 93 % of the identified solar heat potential can be produced at a price...


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More than 10,000 homes heated by geothermal energy in Grigny and Viry-Châtillon, France

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Geothermal heating plant of Sipperec in Rosny-sous-Bois, France (source: SIPPEREC) Summary Inaugurated earlier this month, the new heating network Grigny and Viry Chatillon already produces 124 GWh heat on an annual basis, the equivalent of heating...


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Powerhouse Behind New Town Centre

Bordon Herald Summary Although the title “eco-town” has mostly disappeared from the town-regeneration project - despite being still in use on Hampshire County Council’s website - the ethos of low-carbon, green technology remains a key aspiration for developers. At its recent planning...