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Canada funds British Columbia pellet, bioenergy projects

Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine Summary Natural Resources Canada has awarded $6.45 million to support six projects in British Columbia that aim to promote innovation and diversification in forestry and support collaboration with Indigenous communities. Several of the projects address...


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Amazon picks 20 finalists for its second headquarters

Kaya Yurieff, CNN Tech Summary But the list isn't exactly short. The 20 potential cities are Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Maryland; Nashville; Newark; New York City; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia...


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District cooling at world’s tallest skyscraper

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary A building in Dubai , set to be the world’s tallest, is to be provided with district cooling . The contract was awarded to local Al-Fouzan General Contracting Co. and the work is to be finished within 12 months, Jeddah Economic Co, the...


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Industry Sign-on Letter in Opposition to HR 4476

Rob Thornton, IDEA Legislation is being considered in the US House of Representatives (H.R. 4476 – “PURPA Modernization Act of 2017”) which would significantly limit use of Qualifying Facility (QF) status under the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). Although the intent of this...

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Contract awarded for central heat and power centre on former RAF site

Hillingdon & Uxbridge Times Summary A contract to design, build and operate a central energy network for St Andrew's Park, which is being built on the old RAF Uxbridge site, has been awarded to Metropolitan and its partner Vital Energi. The new estate will have more than 656 homes, a...


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EU Parliament wins plaudits for backing 35% renewables target

Frédéric Simon, Euractiv The wind power industry hailed a measure voted on by Parliament that will require EU Member States to give five years’ visibility up front on their public support for renewables. [Peter Rood / Flickr] Summary European lawmakers approved draft measures on...


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Bernhard company rebranding its energy business while shooting for Fortune 500 status

Stephanie Riegel, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Power Play: With a vision of building a Fortune 500 company in Baton Rouge, Bernhard Energy Solutions CEO Steve Nathanson is rebranding the company and focusing its mission on high efficiency energy systems. (Photo by Don Kadair) ...


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What future for district heating in Eastern European countries? Possible anwsers with the case of Brasov, Romania

Energy Cities Summary District heating in general is seen as an important opportunity to decarbonise the heating sector, especially in urban areas, and therefore important to reach European and global climate goals. In a case study, progRESsHEAT project partners analyse possible future...


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Italian Company Using Trigeneration Plant for Clean Energy

Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today Summary Bio-on, an eco-sustainable chemical technologies company, and Gruppo Hera, one of Italy’s main multi-utility providers, have reached an agreement for the supply of clean energy thanks to the a newly designed trigeneration plant. The 1 MW...


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From waste to energy, EU backs construction of Lithuanian heat and power plant

New Europe Online Summary On January 17, the European Commission adopted two funding decisions to support the construction of a combined heat and power plant in Vilnius designed to produce electricity and heat out of biomass and municipal waste. According to the Commission, the plant will...