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Contract awarded for central heat and power centre on former RAF site

Hillingdon & Uxbridge Times Summary A contract to design, build and operate a central energy network for St Andrew's Park, which is being built on the old RAF Uxbridge site, has been awarded to Metropolitan and its partner Vital Energi. The new estate will have more than 656 homes, a...


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EU Parliament wins plaudits for backing 35% renewables target

Frédéric Simon, Euractiv The wind power industry hailed a measure voted on by Parliament that will require EU Member States to give five years’ visibility up front on their public support for renewables. [Peter Rood / Flickr] Summary European lawmakers approved draft measures on...


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Italian Company Using Trigeneration Plant for Clean Energy

Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today Summary Bio-on, an eco-sustainable chemical technologies company, and Gruppo Hera, one of Italy’s main multi-utility providers, have reached an agreement for the supply of clean energy thanks to the a newly designed trigeneration plant. The 1 MW...


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UK district heating specialists recognised in awards shortlist

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Switch2 Energy has been shortlisted for two leading industry awards for excellence in district and community heating . The company is a double finalist in the Heating and Ventilation (H&V) News Awards, which are an annual celebration of...


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Engie and Macquarie make joint investment in battery storage firm

Diarmaid Williams, Power Engineering International Summary Engie and Macquarie Group have come together to invest £3m in Newcastle, England-based battery storage firm Connected Energy. Connected Energy uses spent battery packs from electric vehicles to create on-site energy storage...


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Veolia closes buy of biomass power plant in Hungary

Renewables Now Summary A subsidiary of Veolia Environnement SA (EPA:VIE) has closed the acquisition of a 98% stake in the operator of a biomass-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Hungary. More specifically, Veolia Energia Magyarorszag Zrt has completed the acquisition of the...


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Greece's PPC seeks partner for biomass CHP project

Renewables Now Chipped wood. Author: Douglas O'Brien. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic. Summary PPC Renewables, a subsidiary of Greek utility PPC SA (ATH:PPC), is looking for a partner for the construction of a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant...


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Work underway for England's 'largest' district ground source system

George Ogleby, edie Summary Developers have secured a contract to deliver England's "biggest shared ground loop heat pump system", which is expected to reduce the energy bills of local residents by up to 50%. The project will feature 16 shared ground loop systems serving eight tower blocks...


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Munich and neighbouring municipalities join forces on geothermal in Bavaria

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy View over Munich, Germany (source: Praxisforum Geohtermie.Bayern/ Enerchange) Summary The municipalities of Pullach and Grünwald in the south of Munich, already have successful geothermal plants that supply both communities with district heating. ...


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Arup designs shell of Manchester's new Combined Heat and Power plant

Consultancy.uk Summary The Manchester City Centre has commissioned Arup and architects Tonkin Liu Architects to develop the shell of its new Combined Heat and Power plant chimney. The new plant supports the region’s shift to a more sustainable economic model. The new ‘Tower of Light’...