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ENGIE and Meridiam to Serve the University of Iowa Through a 50-year Utility Management Concession

Valdosta Daily Times Summary Meridiam and ENGIE North America have been awarded a 50-year concession valued at more than $1 billion USD to address the University of Iowa’s energy, water, and sustainability goals for two campuses spanning 1,700 acres in Iowa City, Iowa. These campuses together...


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City in Shaanxi Province, China Launches Innovative Large-Scale Geothermal District Heating System

ThinkGeoEnergy Summary China's largest non-interference geothermal heating system has been activated at the Western China Science & Technology Innovation Harbor in Fengxi New City, Xixian New Area, Shaanxi Province. Recently, China’s largest non-interference geothermal heating system has...

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Siemens Working to Validate 3D-Printed Burners at GÖTEBORG ENERGI CHP Plant

Chemical Engineering Summary Siemens AG (Munich, Germany; www.siemens.com) and Göteborg Energi have come together in a cooperation agreement with the aim of testing state-of-the-art gas turbine technology that enables the operation of renewable fuels in the Rya combined heat and power (CHP)...


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Decarbonization is Next Step in Development of District Heating, Cooling Systems

Balkan Green Energy News Summary The use of renewable energy sources in district heating and cooling systems can substitute fossil fuels without increasing prices for customers, while bringing benefits in environmental protection. Solar thermal projects, geothermal energy, heat pumps, waste...


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Demonstration of Thermal Energy Storage at Kizildere Geothermal Plant, Turkey

ThinkGeoEnergy Summary As part of the EU-funded research project GeoSmart, a demonstration project on thermal energy storage will be set up at the Kizildere geothermal power plant of Zorlu Energy in Turkey. The EU-funded GeoSmart project aims to optimise and demonstrate innovations to...


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Test Drilling on Intramural Fields First Step in State’s Largest Geothermal Project

Colorado State University Summary You may find yourself doing a double take while walking or driving by the intramural fields for the next couple of weeks, starting Dec. 9. Yes, that is a drilling rig. No, Colorado State University is not fracking, nor is Hollywood filming for a remake of the ...


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Communities Are Choosing Greener Energy

Canadian Sports 'N Science News Summary There’s nothing quite like those icy Canadian winter months to cultivate anew a precious appreciation for any conceivable device able to generate heat. Heaters and furnaces and boilers become our new best friends, equipment we rely rather heavily on for...


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Towards a decarbonised heating and cooling sector in Europe

Aalborg University, Department of Planning Authors: Brian Vad Mathiesen, Nis Bertelsen, Noémi Schneider, Luis Sánchez-García, Susana Paardekooper, Jakob Zinck Thellufsen, Søren Roth Djørup Supported By: Danfoss, ENGIE "This report analyses, and where possible quantifies, the...

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Canadian communities are tapping into greener ways to heat and cool buildings

Emily Chung, CBC News Summary During the cold, snowy winters in much of Canada, many of us rely on furnaces, boilers and baseboard heaters to keep our homes and offices comfortable — and hope they don't suddenly quit during a cold snap. But what if you didn't need any heating equipment in...


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Solar? Geothermal? Garbage? 6 climate-friendly ways to heat and cool buildings

Emily Chung, CBC News Summary Using local energy sources such as lake water, wood waste or even garbage to heat and cool buildings is one way for communities to cut their greenhouse gas emissions — the goal of this week's UN climate summit. In district energy systems , instead of...