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Can China keep the climate cool while its air-conditioning market heats up?

Alan Miller, South China Morning Post Summary Among the many impressive achievements of China ’s rapid economic growth has been providing electricity to nearly all of its population , which has improved living standards in many ways. But one unintended consequence of this success has...


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Danfoss India to double local sourcing eyes 'district cooling' solutions to bring down energy costs

V Rishi Kumar, Business Line Summary Danfoss India, a climate and energy-efficient solutions provider and part of the Denmark-based Danfoss group, plans to step up local sourcing in India, while it consolidates its business. “The company operations in India have grown to revenues of over ₹...


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Croatia's HEP secures loans to upgrade Zagreb plant

Reuters Summary Croatia’s HEP will upgrade its combined heat and power plant near Zagreb to improve district heating and lower greenhouse gas emissions using 130 million euros ($152 million) in loans, the banks involved said on Tuesday. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ...


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Construction of Serbia’s first geothermal district heating system kicks off

Balkan Green Energy News Summary The municipality of Bogatić should get Serbia’sfirst geothermal district heating system by the beginning of the heating season, with this renewable energy source to be first used to heat public facilities and later to be made available to individuals and...


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Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership launches in Belarus

The Financial Summary The Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership, a multi-donor fund of which the EU is one of the main contributors, was officially launched in the Belarusian capital Minsk on 10 July. The fund will provide up to €17 million in grant support to municipal...


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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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India’s future lies in creating carbon-neutral cities, says Danfoss India’s Purushothaman

Bidya Sapam, Live Mint Adoption of carbon-neutral technology could give rise to new business prospects, said Danfoss Industries India region president Ravi Purushothaman. Photo: ramesh pathania/Mint Summary With the fast pace of urbanization across India and the world, adopting carbon...


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Calls for greater recognition for cogeneration

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary EU leaders failed to agree on a new energy efficiency target, despite negotiations going on to the early hours on Wednesday night last. The importance of the sector and cogeneration’s place within it was a key point of discussion at COGEN...


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Electrifying Europe and the need for Collaboration in Decarbonizing Heat

Jacob Klimstra, Electric Light and Power Summary In the quest for greener energy supplies and decarbonization, heating is a major focus. It is widely understood that it is necessary to eliminate or at least reduce the need for gas and oil to heat buildings. The solution needs to deliver...


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Cooling targets for renewable energy use set out in new EU directive

Neil Merrett, RAC Plus Summary A new European Commission agreement to ensure renewable energy accounts for at least 32 per cent of the EU’s overall power needs by 2030 has been published. The proposals include specific provisions for cooling and heating functions that will come into effect...