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Simulation based evaluation of large scale waste heat utilization in urban district heating networks: Optimized integration and operation of a seasonal storage

Summary The integration of renewable heat sources and industrial waste heat in urban district heating (DH) networks is essential for a sustainable and low-carbon heat supply and therefore a key element for a future prove energy system. Achieving this integration requires the investigation of...


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National Grid: UK action on heat essential to meet carbon reduction targets

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News Summary It is crucial for the UK to take action on heat to ensure it meets its carbon reduction targets. That’s according to National Grid, which suggests a mix of low carbon heating solutions and better thermal efficiency of buildings will be needed. ...


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District Cooling Market expected to grow significantly

True Industry News Summary Recently, the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation or Empower, one of the most notable providers of district cooling services, announced that it will be providing 3,900 Refrigeration Tons (RT) district cooling services to Wasl Tower. Notably, the Wasl Tower...


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Energy efficiency prescription to save Dublin hospital €26m

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News Summary A hospital in Ireland expects to save €26 million (£23m) in energy and operational costs following a range of upgrades. Veolia has guaranteed to deliver the savings under a 15-year Energy Infrastructure Project Agreement with Mater...


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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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Aalborg CSP A/S cuts ribbon on high-performance solar heating plant in Denmark

Press Release, Aalborg CSP Danish renewable energy specialist, Aalborg CSP A/S has today (30 June) in collaboration with the client, Smørum Kraftvarme A.m.b.A. inaugurated a brand new 11,312m 2 solar district facility in Smørum, the capital area of Denmark. The plant, which has during test...


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NIB funds sustainable heat and energy production in Northern Finland

Press Release, Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) Rendering of the Laanila biopower plant. Photo: Oulun Energia / UKI Arkkitehdit NIB and the Finnish energy company Oulu Energia have signed a EUR 100 million loan agreement to finance the construction of a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant...


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New cogeneration plant for Klopman’s factory in Frosinone

Frosinone, Innovation in Textiles Summary Klopman, European leader in the production of workwear fabrics, has announced plans to construct a cogeneration plant for its Frosinone production facility. The objective is to replace the existing thermoelectric plant to supply energy to the entire...


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Report: NHS could save £130m by updating energy systems

Edie.com Summary The NHS could save at least £130m every year by updating old energy systems with battery storage, onsite low-carbon generation and energy efficiency measures. That is the key conclusion of a new report from energy firm Centrica Business Solutions, ahead of this Thursday’s ...


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The role of gas in Germany's energy transition

Julian Wettengel, Clean Energy Wire Summary Does the energy transition seal the fate of natural gas in Germany? Europe's biggest economy will have to virtually phase out all fossil fuels to fully decarbonise by 2050. But the industry says flexible gas-fired electricity generation is the...