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Asper Expands its Swedish District Heating Platform

Asper Investment Management Summary Asper Investment Management announced the signing of an agreement with the Swedish municipality of Ekerö for the building and operation of a new biomass-fueled district heating system across the municipality, following a competitive tendering process. The...

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This one measure can get the world back on track to meet its climate targets

Kim Fausing, World Economic Forum Summary The energy renovation of buildings can meet the increased electricity demand from electric vehicles. Image: Alexey Topolyanskiy/Unspalsh The world’s greatest potential is waiting to be unleashed. It can help us get our planet back on track and to...

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Making progress at Millerhill

Phyllis Stephen, The Edinburgh Reporter Summary At the end of just over two years work to create the new energy from waste plant at Millerhill has now reached an advanced stage. The site is a joint venture by Midlothian and The City of Edinburgh Councils who have begun depositing waste there...

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Parisian community recognised for its geothermal heating network

Alexander Richter, Think GeoEnergy Summary The community of Meaux in the Paris area in France has received a distriction as “ecorésau de Chaleaur” (loosely translated as “ecological heating network”). The municipality of Meaux received the label “Ecoréseau de chaleur”, awarded by the National...

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Grant Awarded to Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Will Help Local Manufacturers Optimize Uses of Industrial Waste Heat

The Bay Observer Summary The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has secured a $189,000 grant from The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) to study the possibility of recovering waste heat from Hamilton industry to help accelerate smart energy practices that contribute to a cleaner environment, lower greenhouse...

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Brown University's Thermal Efficiency Project

This article was featured in the 2019 Winter Issue of District Energy Magazine The institution has charted a path to transform its aging heating system and reduce emissions. In 2008, Brown University in Providence, R.I., set an ambitious goal to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions...

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UAE provides good environment for well-established public-private partnership

Khaleej Times Summary ENGIE CEO underlined the necessity of getting geared to the major challenges of energy's transition to a low-carbon economy. After the acquisition of a 40 percent stake in Abu Dhabi's Tabreed in June 2017, French energy giant ENGIE, has become a worldwide leader of...

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VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

Press Release, EurekAlert! Summary VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new...

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Climate action relied on natural gas. Then CO2 spiked

Benjamin Storrow, E&E News Summary Natural gas power plants are emitting high levels of greenhouse gases. The Eagle Valley plant in Indiana is pictured. (Photo: Indianapolis Power & Light) America has followed a simple formula for reducing carbon emissions this century: Retire old...

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Preliminary US Emissions Estimates for 2018

Energy & Climate Staff, Rhodium Group Summary After three years of decline, US carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions rose sharply last year. Based on preliminary power generation, natural gas, and oil consumption data, we estimate emissions increased by 3.4% in 2018. This marks the second...