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Empower: Investing in Infrastructure is Our Top Priority in 2019

Press Release, Albawaba Business Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, continues strive to develop its infrastructure that support the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and...


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Gas-fired Power System will Replace Coal at Army Ammunition Plant

Power Engineering Summary BAE Systems will design, build and commission a natural gas-fired steam facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tennessee. The total contact value is $158 million, according to the release. The modernization project will replace an existing coal...


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Triple Point courts investors for UK district heating

Rachel Fixsen, IPE Real Assets Summary When Triple Point Investment Management won the contract to be the delivery partner for the UK government’s investment in heating networks, project director Ken Hunnisett realised much of the hard work had already been done. “One assertion we made in our...


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The Bulgarian Eco-Ministry will Provide BGN 111 Million to 7 Municipalities to Improve Air Quality

Novinte Summary The Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) announced the procedure through direct award of grants "Measures for improving the quality of the air" totaling BGN 111,442,101.58. The money is under the Operational Program "Environment 2014-2020" and the beneficiaries of the...


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District heating systems and efficient public lighting among projects awarded €77m under Climate Action Fund

Paul Melia, Breaking News Irish News Summary DISTRICT heating systems for Dublin, hybrid trains, an electric car charging network and more efficient public lighting are among the flagship projects awarded €77m this morning in the first round of funding under the Climate Action Fund. Seven...


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Scottish government sticks with 2040 energy efficiency target

David Blackman, Utility Week Summary The Scottish government has defied its own parliament by pressing ahead with its plans that all homes north of the border must meet an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of band C by 2040. The Scottish parliament voted in May to bring forward to...


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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...