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Clevor Trevers - Blockheads Come Up With Energy First

Cathryn Ellis, This Week in FM Summary Veolia has a new range of energy efficiency and Air Products and Engie have put their heads together to employ blockchain technology to certify the traceability of green electricity. Global resource management company, Veolia, has launched a new range of...

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European district cooling to grow to $40bn by 2024

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary The European District Cooling Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $35 billion to over $40 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights . Acceleration in the demand for...


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Sicamous takes a look at wood-waste energy

Jim Elliot, Salmon Arm Observer Summary Sicamous is looking into using wood waste to heat buildings and maybe even generate electricity. At their meeting on April 11, the Sicamous council adopted a bioenergy opportunity report and directed district staff to look into federal funding through...


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SP Group signs research agreement with S'pore Institute of Technology for Punggol multi-energy micro-grid

Andrea Soh, The Business Times Summary GRID operator SP Group, which is building the first micro-grid on mainland Singapore at the new Punggol campus for the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), on Monday signed a research agreement with the institution. Both will work on research...


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German power plant lobby sees tighter supply by 2023

Reuters Summary FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German power companies see a potential gap between conventional electricity supply and demand by the early 2020s, urging policymakers to help investors plan better by rewarding conventional capacity and speeding power grid expansion. “Existing...


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Revamping Local Environmental Policy in Alexandria

Dan Brendel, Alexandria Gazette Packet Summary Alexandria Earth Day, April 28, is the last big opportunity to weigh in on recommendations to update the city’s Environmental Action Plan (EAP), before they go to City Council in May. Along with the Eco-City Charter, the EAP proposes to be at...


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Three hints to make climate-friendly cooling possible today

Jürgen Fischer, Danfoss Cooling, Cooling EU Summary It is estimated that 10% of all CO2 emissions are caused by cooling. [1] Let that sink in for a moment. Our need for temperature control has a significant impact on our planet’s well-being and, with a growing population and increased...


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Pruitt declares that burning wood is carbon neutral

Miranda Green, The Hill © Getty Images Summary The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared Monday that burning trees is carbon neutral. The announcement, made by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during a meeting with Georgia forestry leaders, signals an administrative...


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Beat the Heat: How Cities are Keeping Cool

Feng Zengkun, Lee Kuan New World City Prize Summary Rising temperatures across the world are casting a spotlight on the need to provide cooling in cities without worsening climate change or overburdening urban power grids. From district cooling systems in Singapore to white roofs in...


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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...