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Southeast London in line to gain new heat network

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary The borough of Lewisham in southeast London is examining the potential for a new district heat network . The borough has taken the first steps in developing the project with energy potentially being generated from the area’s waste...


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Work begins on Glenrothes Energy Network

Scottish Construction Now! Summary A ground breaking ceremony has taken place to mark the beginning of construction for a state-of-the-art energy centre at RWE’s Markinch CHP biomass plant in Fife. Glenrothes Energy Network is a £24 million collaborative local heat scheme between Fife Council...


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UK Government tightens up efficiency requirements for CHP subsidies

Brendan Coyne, The Energyst Summary Government will legislate to increase efficiency requirements of combined heat and power (CHP) plants supported by the contracts for difference (CfD) regime. Both large and smaller (sub-25MWe) plants applying for CfD support will need to demonstrate a...


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UK energy centre gets loadbank for microgrid testing

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Loadbank manufacturer Crestchic has supplied a 300 kVA restive/reactive loadbank to the UK’s University of Chester. The loadbank will be used as part of the campus microgrid and to replicate variable loads for the associated Energy Centre,...


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New service to track carbon intensity of heat hits market

Johnny Bairstow, Energy Live News Image: Shutterstock Summary Erda Energy has launched a service to track the carbon intensity of various heating technologies in the UK. The clean energy solutions company is providing a weekly-updated analysis – it says although calculating the...


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Powerhouse Behind New Town Centre

Bordon Herald Summary Although the title “eco-town” has mostly disappeared from the town-regeneration project - despite being still in use on Hampshire County Council’s website - the ethos of low-carbon, green technology remains a key aspiration for developers. At its recent planning...


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Engie looks to power up in Scotland after key hire

Scott Reid, The Scotsman Summary Energy and services firm Engie is gearing up for expansion in Scotland following the appointment of a regional boss for its regeneration business. Brian Pettigrew was previously group operations director for Robertson Partnership Homes – part of Robertson...


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Tri-generation in action: King’s Cross’ district cooling network goes live

Cambridge Network Image: The cooling pod at King's Cross. Photo - John Sturrock Summary Metropolitan’s district cooling network at King’s Cross, London’s most vibrant neighbourhood, went live today. Serving the area north of the Regent’s Canal, the network will provide carbon-efficient...


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Northern heat and powerhouse: energy innovation puts Gateshead on the map

Brendan Coyne, The Energyst Summary At The Energyst Event, Marissa Granath, Gateshead Council’s energy business development officer, outlined how the local authority is providing cheaper heat and power to commercial and residential customers, and funding front line services. Gateshead...


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Glasgow heat firm eyes Aberdeen energy sources

David McPhee, Energy Voice Summary Aberdeen’s rivers and seas are being eyed up by a Scottish renewable’s company as a lucrative energy resource. Dave Pearson, director of Glasgow based cooling company Star Renewable Energy, yesterday said his firm could harness the power of the Don, the Dee...