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Contract awarded for central heat and power centre on former RAF site

Hillingdon & Uxbridge Times Summary A contract to design, build and operate a central energy network for St Andrew's Park, which is being built on the old RAF Uxbridge site, has been awarded to Metropolitan and its partner Vital Energi. The new estate will have more than 656 homes, a...


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EU Parliament wins plaudits for backing 35% renewables target

Frédéric Simon, Euractiv The wind power industry hailed a measure voted on by Parliament that will require EU Member States to give five years’ visibility up front on their public support for renewables. [Peter Rood / Flickr] Summary European lawmakers approved draft measures on...


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How Cities Are Staying Warm Without Fossil Fuels

Paul Brown, TruthDig District heating pipes in Germany. (Mbdortmund / Wikimedia Commons) Summary Heating homes and offices without adding to the dangers of climate change is a major challenge for many cities, but reimagined district heating is now offering an answer. A district heating...


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EBDR supports Turkey’s $11 billion green energy plan

Climate Action Programme Summary The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has backed Turkey’s newly inaugurated National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEAP) which aims to reduce the country’s energy consumption by 14 percent by 2023. The plan sets out energy efficiency...


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Internet of Heat

Balanced Energy Networks Summary The search for a practical and affordable way to reduce carbon emissions continues. Governments all recognise the need to control the emissions of carbon. The Pope and the Governor of the Bank of England have also voiced concern that the issue is critical, but...


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Work underway for England's 'largest' district ground source system

George Ogleby, edie Summary Developers have secured a contract to deliver England's "biggest shared ground loop heat pump system", which is expected to reduce the energy bills of local residents by up to 50%. The project will feature 16 shared ground loop systems serving eight tower blocks...


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Europe greenlights Greek auction scheme for cogen and renewables

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary The European Commission this week approved a Greek auction scheme for renewables and high-efficiency cogeneration. The Commission found the scheme to be in line with EU state aid rules, saying it would further Europe’s energy and climate goals...


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Arup designs shell of Manchester's new Combined Heat and Power plant

Consultancy.uk Summary The Manchester City Centre has commissioned Arup and architects Tonkin Liu Architects to develop the shell of its new Combined Heat and Power plant chimney. The new plant supports the region’s shift to a more sustainable economic model. The new ‘Tower of Light’...


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Energy plant to heat area within months

Tristan Stewart-Robinson, Clydebank Post Summary A NEW energy plant will start creating heat for Clydebank within months and make the town the “greenest in Scotland”, it has been announced. Planning permission was granted just before Christmas for the energy centre at Queens Quay, the first...


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Canada’s regional governments press on with carbon pricing

Bioenergy Insight Green technology is being incentivised by a range of legislation in Canada. Source: Wikimedia Commons, by Martin Dawes. Summary Alberta is moving into phase two of its carbon levy and Ontario has expanded its cap and trade market. The moves mirror similarly anti-emissions...