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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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Renewable heat projects along Danube River

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Photo: iStock/ ultraforma Summary DanubeHeat helps small and medium enterprises, research and educational institutions, and public agencies draft EU funding applications. Financially supported by the German education ministry and coordinated by the...

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Commission approves Spanish support scheme for renewable electricity

Bioenergy Insight Summary A Spanish scheme supporting combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy has been approved by the European Commission’s Competition Authority. The European Commission has found the Spanish scheme supporting electricity generation from renewable energy sources,...

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District heating network modelling project launched

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A European project which launched this week aims to make district heating network planning faster, more efficient and more cost-effective, its developers said. THERMOS (Thermal Energy Resource Modelling and Optimization System) is an EU...

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Europe: Building the Bridge to the Future

Summary The European energy ecosystem is currently undergoing massive transformation. The European Union is taking a leadership role in decarbonizing its power sector. This requires deploying significant volumes of renewable power generation, which has implications for the entire energy...


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Helsinki Seeks to Be Carbon Neutral by 2035

Press Release, City of Helsinki, Marketwired HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwired - September 29, 2017) - Helsinki City Council voted unanimously on September 27, 2017, to pass a proposal for a new city strategy including the goal to render Helsinki carbon neutral by 2035. The vote accelerated the...

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COGEN Europe highlights CHP potential for EU targets

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary There is a big incentive for backing combined heat and power , according to advocacy group COGEN Europe – the technology can go a long way towards meeting the EU’s emission reduction targets. CHP installations could provide Europe with up...

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Small Scale CHP Using the Rankine Cycle: Case Studies from Europe

Summary Over the last 30 years, Turboden has developed ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) turbogenerators for CHP biomass plants in more than 80 district heating networks in Central, Southern and Eastern Europe; especially in the range of 1 to 2 MWe. These plants are based on the distributed CHP model...


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Serbia: EU Supports 903 m² Solar District Heating Installation

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary Throughout the last years, the EU has been criticised for many things, and the UK has now been the first to decide on leaving. Still, there are good examples of how the union can benefit even non-member countries. For instance, there is a project called...

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Solar thermal in US and Denmark

Summary The presentation will outline the developments within larger solar thermal installations and their benefits for hot water district energy networks. In cities in Denmark solar thermal installations account for up to 50% of the heat demand when coupled with seasonal storage. In St Paul,...


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