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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...


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Geothermal energy and its key role for Europe – EGEC’s 7th Annual Geothermal Market Report

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Installed geothermal capacity in Europe - power & heating 2017 (source: EGEC) Summary EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, has published the seventh edition of its annual study evaluating the development of the geothermal sector in Europe...


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Moldova town tenders EUR-226,500 contract for biomass CHP plant

Renewables Now Summary Moldova's Orhei municipality has today issued a tender for the procurement of a compact combined heat and power (CHP) plant. The value of the contract is EUR 226,500 (USD 266,500). The plant should be fuelled by solid biomass and use biomass gasification and gas engine...


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Plans announced for further geothermal power and heating development in Hungary

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Turawell geothermal plant, Hungary (source: KS Orka) Summary Announced today, KS ORKA will continue with geothermal development in Hungary, planning with additional development of 40 MW in geothermal power and 100 MWth in geothermal heating capacity....


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The European Files: A New Ambition For Energy Efficiency in Europe

Summary The COP21 and the resulting Paris Agreement outlines an objective to ensure sustainable human progress and economic growth across the world. This objective to limit the increase in global average temperature well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels is born out of a necessity to...

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Europe gets Energy Smart

Peter Judge, Datacenter Dynamics Summary Europe has a large population spread across multiple countries - there are 28 in the European Union and around 50 in the continent as a whole - with a huge and growing demand for mobile and digital services. The nations have a wide array of energy...