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Climate Smart: Cities Working Together

Summary Five pairs of cities in Germany and Minnesota are collaborating to develop efficient and sustainable responses to the challenges of climate change. Produced with the UMN Institute on the Environment. Featured Member: Ever-Green Energy "Ever-Green Energy is proud to be one of founders...


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Hamburg to buy district heating network from Vattenfall for €950m

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy News Live Summary Hamburg is to take over the district heating network in the city from Vattenfall for €950 million (£830m). The Swedish power company currently owns 74.9% of the district heating system while the city holds a 25.1% minority stake. The...


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EU approves aid to German efficient cogeneration plants in Munich, Herne

New Europe Online/KG Summary The European Commission said on September 25 that the EC has approved, under EU State aid rules, German plans to support the modernisation of a highly efficient cogeneration plant located in Munich and the construction of a new highly efficient cogeneration plant...


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Germany's 2G Energy gets order for green hydrogen-based CHP system

Plamena Tisheva, Renewables Now Summary September 12 (Renewables Now) - 2G Energy AG (ETR:2GB), a German manufacturer of gas-driven combined heat and power (CHP) systems, said today it has received an order for a CHP system that is driven by hydrogen produced from renewable energy. The system...


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Cabinet hails Amir's visit to Germany, business forum

Gulf Times Summary The Cabinet on Wednesday welcomed the outcome of the recent working visit of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to Germany and hailed the success of the Qatar-Germany Business and Investment Forum held as part of the visit. At its regular weekly...


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State of North Rhine-Westphalia looks at geothermal heating for a time post-coal

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary At a recently held geothermal event in the city of Bochum in Germany, it was looked at how can heat supply and district heating supply in metropolitan areas be made climate-friendly or even climate-neutral in the post-coal era? For a time beyond the...


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City of Rostock in the Northeast of Germany plans geothermal project

Alexander Richter, Think GeoEnergy Summary The utility of the city of Rostock, in the Northeast of Germany is considering the developing of a geothermal plant. The company plans to apply for a corresponding license at the Mining Office in Stralsund. This has been confirmed and reported by a...


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Big boilers from Reick

iCube Programme Summary Trial operation has begun for the latest heat towers of the storage tanks at Reick power station. The Technical University of Dresden monitors the effectiveness of the district heating system. Thomas Dautert stands in the innovation power plant Dresden. Where one...


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Merkel Allies Pressure Her to Keep Coal Plants Running

Brian Parkin and William Wilkes, Bloomberg Summary Germany’s states are upping pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel to keep coal-fired power for as long as 30 years as the nation approaches a deadline for setting an exit date from the fossil fuel. Merkel’s administration is committed to...


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Foresight acquires AD plants, supports biomass CHP project

Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine Summary U.K.-based Foresight Group recently acquired several anaerobic digestion (AD) projects, including those in Germany and the U.K., and announced support for a biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) project in Italy. Full Article Continue Reading ...