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How Copenhagen Plans to reach carbon-neutral status in just six years

Fast Company Summary If you miss the metro as you walk up to a stop in central Copenhagen during rush hour, you won’t wait long for the next train: the automated system is designed to run every two minutes. It’s one way for the city to convince residents not to drive a car, and as the metro...


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Stadtwerke München to slash emissions with GE upgrade

Power Engineering Summary Munich-based power producer Stadtwerke München (SWM) has chosen GE’s 9EMax gas turbine upgrade solution to be deployed in its cogeneration plant Heizkraftwerk-Süd (HKW-Süd). The purpose of the upgrade is to reduce fuel costs, as well as increase power output by...


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Natural Power and FVB Form a Strategic Partnership

Altenergymag.com Summary Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, and Swedish district energy consultant and design engineering expert, FVB, have formed a strategic partnership to further the advancement of district heating projects in the UK and Ireland. The...


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Germany's Leipzig City to Exit Lignite-fired Heating by 2022

S&P Global Summary The German city of Leipzig plans to invest Eur300 million ($330 million) in gas-fired generation, renewables and heat storage to exit lignite-fired heating supply by 2022, it said Monday. Some 80% of the city's heat demand is currently provided by the Lippendorf lignite...


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E.ON to Provide UK Residential Customers with 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Electricity provider E.ON has announced it is now providing all of its 3.3 million residential customers across Britain with a 100 percent renewable electricity supply – on all tariffs as standard, and at no extra cost. The move follows research showing 61...


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Savosolar Wins a Tender for Solar District Heating Germany

Yahoo Finance Summary Savosolar has been selected as the preferred supplier for approximately 1,700 m² solar collector field and 200 m³ heat storage for the German city of Ettenheim, Southwest of Stuttgart. The value of the delivery is expected to be over 800,000 EUR. The delivery is expected...


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Can Europe Wean Itself From Fossil Fuels? Its Leaders Are About to Decide.

The New York Times Summary The countries of Europe, which together represent the world’s third-largest industrial emitter, are set to decide on Thursday whether they can leap to a future largely free of fossil fuels within the next 30 years. Leaders from all 28 countries of the European...


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The potential of zero-emission geothermal energy - Turboden shares its view

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary In a release shared this week, Marco Baresi – Institutional Affairs & Marketing Director for Turboden SpA, as well as Vice President of the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) representing over 120 operators in the industrial, academic and...


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Earth Hour dominates Top 3 in March, followed by district heating op-ed, solar auctions

Svetlana Jovanovic, Balkan Green Energy News Summary In only a day, the article announcing Earth Hour this past weekend shot up to the number one spot on our English-language Top 3 Most Read list for March. The list is also available for our portal's Serbian/local language version. 1 -...


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Linking the electricity, heat and gas networks key for a cost-effective energy transition

Hans Korteweg, COGEN Europe, EURACTIV Summary The European energy sector stands in front of a gargantuan task of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. Apart from the many technical challenges for achieving this ambitious goal, there is also a social and economic dimension to it. Policies must...