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District heating can be produced without fossil fuels in Finland - even in Helsinki

Advanced energy solutions Research, Aalto University Summary The change is possible through the use of heat pumps, wind power, heat storage and demand response. Heating accounts for about half of the energy consumed by the Finnish homes. Some of the researchers from the Smart Energy...


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Geothermal energy could be part of the solution to fill the UK's energy void

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary The London Branch of the Society of Petroleum Engineers features an article describing geothermal energy as part of the solution to fill the UK's energy void. With declining hydrocarbon resources in the country and existing skillsets to develop...


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Funding secured for Bridgewater EfW plant

Elizabeth Slow, Letsrecycle.com Summary Infrastructure investor, Equitix, and environmental investment firm Iona Capital, have announced the planned development of a £72 million energy from waste facility in Bridgwater, Somerset. The 7.7MW Resource Recovery facility will process around 100...


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Food waste will be used to heat homes under €77m climate project

Paul Melia, Independent.ie Summary Hybrid trains and the roll-out of fast chargers for electric cars are among the flagship projects to be delivered using a €77m award from the Climate Action Fund. District heating systems to power thousands of homes and businesses and more efficient...


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District heating systems and efficient public lighting among projects awarded €77m under Climate Action Fund

Paul Melia, Breaking News Irish News Summary DISTRICT heating systems for Dublin, hybrid trains, an electric car charging network and more efficient public lighting are among the flagship projects awarded €77m this morning in the first round of funding under the Climate Action Fund. Seven...


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Crawley energy centre to provide heating and electricity to town centre developments

Karen Dunn, Crawley and Horley Observer Summary An energy centre which could provide heating and electricity to developments throughout the town centre is to be built at the back of Crawley Town Hall. Plans for the District Energy Centre building, complete with control room, pipework and...


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Scottish government sticks with 2040 energy efficiency target

David Blackman, Utility Week Summary The Scottish government has defied its own parliament by pressing ahead with its plans that all homes north of the border must meet an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of band C by 2040. The Scottish parliament voted in May to bring forward to...


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Stadtwerke Lübeck optimizes heat and electricity generation with BoFiT from ProCom

Press Release, Power Aachen (Germany), November 27, 2018 – Thanks to redesigned plant deployment planning based on the BoFiT solution from ProCom and two dedicated employees for the project, the municipal utility company Stadtwerke Lübeck is now able to manage their plant portfolio even more...


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Full decarbonisation of heating and cooling is cost-effective with existing technologies, says EU research

Euroheat & Power Summary Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE4), an EU-funded research initiative, proves that the heating and cooling sector can be fully decarbonised based on technologies and approaches which already exist, are market-ready and have successfully been implemented in Europe. The...


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Dundee residents say heating bills 'definitely cheaper' - but council still has work to do to lower fuel poverty in city

Lindsey Hamilton, Evening Telegraph Summary For many people the onset of winter brings the stark choice between heating their homes and putting food on the table. But a new report suggests that fewer people in Dundee are facing such a tough decision – as levels of so-called fuel poverty...