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What future for district heating in Eastern European countries? Possible anwsers with the case of Brasov, Romania

Energy Cities Summary District heating in general is seen as an important opportunity to decarbonise the heating sector, especially in urban areas, and therefore important to reach European and global climate goals. In a case study, progRESsHEAT project partners analyse possible future...


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CHP: Obstacles and Opportunities

Joe Leo, Ethanol Producer Magazine FOR GENERATIONS: Ethanol plants are considering combined-heat-and-power projects to increase efficiency and revenue. But before any energy is generated on-site, a few factors should be addressed. STOCK PHOTO Summary With the recent explosion of plant...


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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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Empower Highlights the Role of Energy Efficiency at 11th World Future Energy Summit

Press Release, Albawaba Business Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, is participating at the 11th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the leading event for the clean energy and energy efficiency, which is being held from...


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Industrial Trade Associations Oppose Federal Proposal to Change PURPA

Alyssa Danigelis, Energy Manager Today Cogeneration facilities in Kern County, California. Credit: David Seibold, Flickr Creative Commons Summary More than a dozen large trade associations including IDEA, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, the American Forest & Paper...


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EBRD hails Turkey’s national plan to boost energy efficiency

New Europe Online Summary The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) hailed Turkey’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan, noting that it sets the country on course to implement a reduction of 14% of primary energy consumption by 2023. The Turkish government has committed...


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Opportunity knocks for industrial energy users

Ralf Kortner, Decentralized Energy Summary The UK’s high intensive industrial energy consumers continue to face stubbornly excessive energy costs, ongoing carbon reduction commitments and future power supply uncertainties. Over 55 per cent of a current energy bill is made up of non...


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Scottish wastewater plant boosts self-sufficiency with CHP

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary In our first decentralized energy success story of the new year, a wastewater treatment plant in Scotland achieved 85 per cent energy self-sufficiency in 2017. Scottish Water’s Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTw) increased its on-site...


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Empower Provides District Cooling Services to 17 Percent of Hotels in Dubai, Including Three of the World’s Tallest

Press Release, Albawaba Business Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, has revealed that it currently supplies its highly efficient district cooling services to 17 per cent of the 674 hotels located in the emirate. The...


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Loans available for energy improvements from the Missouri Department of Economic Development

STL News Summary The Missouri Department of Economic Development is now accepting applications for low-interest energy improvement loans to public schools, public/private colleges and universities, local governments, local government/public owned airport facilities (municipal, county, regional...