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More than 10,000 homes heated by geothermal energy in Grigny and Viry-Châtillon, France

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Geothermal heating plant of Sipperec in Rosny-sous-Bois, France (source: SIPPEREC) Summary Inaugurated earlier this month, the new heating network Grigny and Viry Chatillon already produces 124 GWh heat on an annual basis, the equivalent of heating...


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Paris is building the eco-community of the future right now. Here's how.

Susannah Shmurak, Ensia Photos Courtesy of © Sergio Grazia Summary Every so often an environmentally friendly building gives us a glimpse of the low-carbon future so many climate plans envision. With the development of Clichy-Batignolles , the city of Paris has created a...


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The Mediterranean Helps Boost the Energy Needs of Marseille

Euronews Summary The Mediterranean has become even more important for Marseille. France's second largest city keeps growing and energy needs follow that growth. New needs that could have a solution in renewable sources of energy, such as the sea. The energy released by the difference in...


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Dalkia Acquires Waste to Energy Specialist

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Energy service provider Dalkia has completed the acquisition of a 25% stake owned by Engie in waste-to-energy company TIRU. Renewables Now reports that Dalkia already had 75% in TIRU and now fully owns the company. The acquisition is...


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New district heating network for French city

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A new district heating network is expected to reduce a French city’s carbon emissions by 17,000 tonnes per year. The Nord Chézine heat network is being developed in the city of Nantes and will complement two existing district heating systems....


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French city to develop geothermal district heating network

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary France’s Bordeaux municipality is to develop a district heating network powered by geothermal energy. To this end, Engie Cofely and energy storage firm Storengy have won a 30-year contract to develop the Plaine Rive Droite heat network on the...


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How Paris and Vienna are struggling to become the clean cities of the future

Pelle Matla, Energy Post Summary The success of the clean energy transition will depend to a large extent on the actions of local and regional authorities. Sustainability officers from Paris, Sabine Romon, and Vienna, Bernd Vogl, explain what clean energy goals they have set themselves and how...


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Engie inaugurates second largest heat network in France

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy July 17, 2017 Summary Engie has inaugurated a 26.5 MW biomass boiler unit at a district heating plant that serves 40,000 housing units located in four municipalities, including the city of Saint-Denis and towns of Stains, Pierrefitte and L’Ile-Saint...


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France to close up to 17 nuclear power stations

EnergyCentral July 11, 2017 Summary France is to close up to 17 nuclear power stations to reach the government's target of 50 percent nuclear power by 2015, Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Monday, July 10. Full Article Continue Reading #Fuels #News #France ...


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Drilling started for new geothermal power & heat project in Alsace, France

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy June 26, 2017 Summary Announced already two weeks ago, drilling has officially started for the first power and heat co-generation plant from deep geothermal resources in Vendenheim-Reichstett, part of the Europmetropole of Strasbourg in Alsace, France. “We...