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Natural Power appointed to Decentralised Energy Network Frameworks

RealWire Summary Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has been appointed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council as a supplier on the four-year Decentralised Energy Network Frameworks. This is the first phase of frameworks to support decentralised energy networks and...


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Parisian community recognised for its geothermal heating network

Alexander Richter, Think GeoEnergy Summary The community of Meaux in the Paris area in France has received a distriction as “ecorésau de Chaleaur” (loosely translated as “ecological heating network”). The municipality of Meaux received the label “Ecoréseau de chaleur”, awarded by the National...


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IRENA highlighting geothermal's role for food security and heating & cooling

Alexander Richter, Think GeoEnergy Summary H.E. Olafur R. Grimsson at the GGA, IRENA meeting, Jan. 2019 (Photo: IRENA) During the 9th General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a side event by the Global Geothermal Alliance provided a great opportunity to share...


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Trane launches small chillers on R1234ze

Cooling Post Summary BELGIUM: Trane is launching three new chillers and heat pumps using the HFO refrigerant R1234ze for small commercial buildings, industrial facilities and industrial processes. The compact City range, with capacities from 180-385kW, uses renewable energy, geothermal...


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Finland has geothermal heating plans for a local district heating system

Tami Hood, Hydrogen Fuel News Summary The Nordic country's new geothermal project has been planned at Tampere, Finland. The new geothermal heating project that has been planned will result in the drilling of deep geothermal wells targeting a depth of 7-8,000 meters (4.3 – 4.9 miles)...


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Early drilling indicate opportunity for geothermal heating in Budapest, Hungary

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary Early exploration work with two wells drilled in Budapest, the Capital of Hungary, indicate the opportunity for development of geothermal district heating. We have been reporting on geothermal development for heating purposes in Hungary over the...


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Second well successfully drilled for Garching a.d. Alz geothermal project, Bavaria/Germany

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary The geothermal project in Garching a.d. Alz in Bavaria/ Germany has successfully drilled and tested its second well. The project can now proceed with planning for a geothermal power plant, while simultaneous use for district heating is also being...


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Big step in plans to redevelop Plymouth's decaying Civic Centre

Edward Oldfield, Plymouth Live Summary Work to redevelop Plymouth’s derelict Civic Centre has reached an important next stage as developers and the city council press ahead with a new heating system using energy from deep underground. A trial borehole was drilled up to 100m deep outside the...


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An inside look at the largest geothermal heat system in the US

McKenna King, News 5 Cleveland Summary BOISE, Idaho — Two high-profile geothermal water-line breaks in Downtown Boise have residents a bit concerned — especially since the city has plans to expand the system. But the City of Boise said the leaks were a lot less dramatic than the cool air...


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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...