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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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Geothermal heating project in Finland reaches stimulation stage

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Strada Energy drilling rig on project site in Finland (source: Strada Energy Investor Presentation) Summary In a release today, Finnish energy company St1 has announced that its project to build Finland’s first industrial scale emission-free geothermal...


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Power of Nature: Largest Renewable Energy Projects in the World

Carrie Ann, Industry Leaders Magazine Summary The world is rapidly transitioning towards clean energy for sustainability. In fact, companies like Azure Power, First Solar Ocean Power Technologies, Suzlon, and Vestas are progressing towards building the world’s largest renewable energy projects...


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Recent tender for geothermal licenses in Denmark sees increased interest by developers

Alexander Richter, Thnk Geoenergy Map of geothermal license areas, tender and bids (source: Danish Energy Agency) Summary Earlier this year on February 1, 2018, five license applications for exploration and production of geothermal energy for district heating in the areas of Aalborg,...


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Combined heat and power to backbone Ford research complex

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Ford’s new Research and Engineering Center is moving forward, with combined heat and power (CHP) and geothermal on-site power set to play a key part in its energy strategy. The project’s permit recently was approved by the Air Quality...


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DTE gets permit for new power plant at Ford research complex in Dearborn

Andrea Blum, Press & Guide Dr. Amy Schulz, professor of public health at The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, displays a map of the pollution in Dearborn during a March 20 community meeting about DTE Energy’s plan to build a new power plant on Ford Motor Co.’s Research and...


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Report: Geothermal Energy Utilisation Potential in Croatia

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary As part of bilateral relations at a national level between the Donor States of the EEA Grants and Croatia, a report has been released providing an overview on the geothermal energy utilisation potential in Croatia. The project was ongoing from April...


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Agenda: Ideas for seasonal thermal energy storage

Dr Daniel Friedrich, The Herald Scotland Summary It’s not news, but Scotland uses six times more energy for heating in winter than in summer. Storing energy to meet that enormous demand fluctuation used to be the preserve of the distinctive gasometers which dotted city skylines. As...


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Successful completion of geothermal doublet in the Netherlands

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Drilling rig on site on Bergschenhoek project site, Netherlands (source: Zublin) Summary A Joint Venture by Züblin Ground Engineering and Huisman Equipment reports having successfully completed a geothermal doublet with a turnkey solution in the...


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Preparations Under Way for New Geothermal District Heating Project in Poland

Alexander Richter, Think GeoEnergy City of Sieradz, Central Poland (Source: flickr/MEDIA WNET, creative commons) Summary Following the successful conclusion of a tender for drilling and supervision work, drilling work is to start on geothermal heating project in Sieradz, Central Poland this...