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Revealed: City college lands Government bail out to stave off closure threat (and is now looking to put on new courses)

Kathie McInnes, StokeonTrent Live Summary Stoke-on-Trent College has secured millions of pounds in Government aid to help wipe out its debts. Principal Denise Brown today welcomed the ‘substantial’ rescue package and said that without it the college would have been at risk of closure. ...


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Siemens' Federal Arm Lands $555M DOE Lab Energy Savings Performance Contract

Monica Jackson, Govcon Wire Summary Siemens ‘ U.S. government subsidiary has received a potential $554.6M energy savings performance contract to update power generation and heating systems within an administrative area at the Energy Department ‘s Los Alamos National Laboratory. DOE...


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Feds closer to cooking up better heating and cooling system for capital region buildings

Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen Summary The federal government is moving closer to awarding a big contract to transform the aging heating and cooling system in the capital region. Components of the current generation and distribution system are between 50 and 100 years old. The system heats 80...


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RSB Dubai To Regulate The District Cooling Sector

Baset Asaba, Utilities Middle East Summary The Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau for electricity and water in Dubai (RSB) has had its mandate expanded to include Dubai’s growing district cooling industry. The move is part of the resolutions adopted during the 51st meeting of the Dubai...


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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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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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Construction of Serbia’s first geothermal district heating system kicks off

Balkan Green Energy News Summary The municipality of Bogatić should get Serbia’sfirst geothermal district heating system by the beginning of the heating season, with this renewable energy source to be first used to heat public facilities and later to be made available to individuals and...


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Maryland Energy Administration Combined Heat and Power FY19 Grant Program​

Summary The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the launch of the FY 19 Combined Heat and Power Grant Program. The program is designed to further encourage Combined Heat and Power (CHP) growth in the State. This $4 Million first come, first served program will target...


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COMMERCIAL FOCUS: New £24m district heating scheme in Fife will bring power to the people

Anthony Harrington, The Herald Scotland Summary Fife Council has begun work on one of Scotland ’s largest district heat networks. The scheme, which has already attracted a great deal of attention and interest, is fairly unique as it utilises the availability of an existing large biomass...


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Bridgend plans £2m pipe network to share cheap heat around the town

Elizabeth Bradfield, Wales Online Summary A heat network system which could eventually lead to the cutting of energy bills for residents is being planned for Bridgend town centre. The project's £2 million first phase involves the installation of a combined heat and power boiler at Bridgend...