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Moving away from natural gas, with the help of hot water pipes

Zeyneb Magavi, Boston Globe Summary The Nov. 27 editorial “Don’t curb gas utilities; clean them up” begins an important discussion on making the transition from natural gas to renewable energy. The options discussed, hydrogen and renewable natural gas, may be more sustainable, but both...


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Analysis: Scotland still relies on fossil fuels

Tom Freeman, Holyrood Summary If you live in Copenhagen or one of the Danish capital’s surrounding towns, it is extremely unlikely you will have a boiler stowed away under the stairs to heat your home. Instead, pipes come directly into your house from a heating network which serves the...


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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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Green Banks Mobilize US $41 Billion for Clean Energy Ahead of 2019 Target

Chloe Whitewater, SDG Knowledge HUB Summary 28 November 2018: At the Sixth Annual Green Bank Congress in Shanghai, the Green Bank Network announced that its members closed transactions that are expected to mobilize US$41 billion in financing for green infrastructure projects and low carbon...


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Disneyland Paris Hopes To Get Glow From Solar Power

Christian Sylt, Forbes Summary Theme park operator Disneyland Paris has revealed that it is considering building a massive solar power plant which would supply 15% of the electricity at its sprawling site on the outskirts of Paris. It follows the recent opening of a similar facility at Walt...


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DC votes in favor of the nation's most aggressive 100% renewable energy target

Christian Roselund, PV Magazine Summary The nation’s capitol is close to mandating that PEPCO serve the district’s entire electric demand with renewables by 2032 – and that all vehicle fleets in the city go 100% low-or-zero emissions by 2045. But the bill isn’t done yet. On the same day...


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Geothermal energy could help meet 30% of demand for district heating in Turkey

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary Turkey could fuel up to 30% of its district heating demand with geothermal energy and save up to 20% of its gas imports, so the Consul General of Denmark to Turkey. According to Danish Consul General Anette Snedgaard Galskjot, Turkey could cut its...


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Kneejerk RHI proposals could jeopardise renewable heat targets

Neil Harrison, Business Green Summary Wood Heat Association chair Neil Harrison argues the end of RHI support for biomass in urban areas is misguided The UK may be on track to exceed its renewable electricity targets by 2020, but just six per cent of our heat comes from renewable sources -...


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Denmark's energy consumption marginally down on last year

Stephen Gadd, CPH Post Online Summary New figures for the first nine months of 2018 released by the Energistyrelsen energy agency reveal a drop in energy usage of 0.6 percent in comparison with the same period last year. However, it may not last. The estimated consumption of the new data...


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Anaergia officially opens latest CHP System generating renewable energy

Recycling Product News Summary Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility in Escondido, California utilizing digester gas from the wastewater treatment process to generate renewable electricity and heat for the facility's operations. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held November 7 to mark the...