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European district cooling to grow to $40bn by 2024

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary The European District Cooling Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $35 billion to over $40 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights . Acceleration in the demand for...

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Agenda: Ideas for seasonal thermal energy storage

Dr Daniel Friedrich, The Herald Scotland Summary It’s not news, but Scotland uses six times more energy for heating in winter than in summer. Storing energy to meet that enormous demand fluctuation used to be the preserve of the distinctive gasometers which dotted city skylines. As...

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Modern Energy Union Established in Czech Republic

Dan McCue, Renewable Energy Magazine Summary The newly founded Modern Energy Union brings together all the elements of modern energy––renewables, energy storage, combined heat and power, electromobility, and up-and-coming digital solutions–– to support the development of new technologies in...

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Successful completion of geothermal doublet in the Netherlands

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Drilling rig on site on Bergschenhoek project site, Netherlands (source: Zublin) Summary A Joint Venture by Züblin Ground Engineering and Huisman Equipment reports having successfully completed a geothermal doublet with a turnkey solution in the...

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Energy efficiency: Getting the full picture

Hans Korteweg, Euractiv Europe falls short of meeting the EU Energy Efficiency target, showing a 2% gap for final energy consumption but a 4% gap for primary energy consumption, says Hans Korteweg. [ BASF - We create chemistry / Flickr ] Summary The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED),...

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Bornholm Island Acts as Microgrid Lab for Denmark’s Green Ambitions

Yasmin Ali, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Denmark has an ambitious target to produce 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050. But integrating renewable energy into the system makes it difficult to balance the intermittent supply with demand. With its high abundance of...

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India, Sweden to cooperate in Smart Cities, energy

Business Standard Summary India and Sweden on Tuesday agreed to further deepen their cooperation in the Smart Cities initiative, transport and energy sectors. The two countries will exchange knowledge and explore cooperation on smart cities, including transit-oriented urban...

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Poland targets district heating in bid to beat smog

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Warsaw is set to spend between €6bn and €7.2bn in the next decade in order to improve thermal insulation of houses in order to reduce the smog that cripples the country in winter months, according to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. The...

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World's Largest Chemical Producer 'Convinced' on Merits of Combined Heat and Power

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary BASF, the world’s largest chemical producer has put its faith in combined heat and power plants (CHP) , as a means of efficiently serving its facilities energy needs. The company has been using CHP to heat and power its facilities for over 20...

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The Mediterranean Helps Boost the Energy Needs of Marseille

Euronews Summary The Mediterranean has become even more important for Marseille. France's second largest city keeps growing and energy needs follow that growth. New needs that could have a solution in renewable sources of energy, such as the sea. The energy released by the difference in...