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A (bio)massive achievement: New AG campus energy plant a North American first

Ryan McNutt, Dal News Summary Dal’s Agricultural Campus has its sights set on being completely carbon neutral — a goal highlighted at the opening of the new Biomass Energy Plant, which celebrated its grand opening Tuesday morning (Nov. 20). The renewed plant and district energy system, a $26...


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Kneejerk RHI proposals could jeopardise renewable heat targets

Neil Harrison, Business Green Summary Wood Heat Association chair Neil Harrison argues the end of RHI support for biomass in urban areas is misguided The UK may be on track to exceed its renewable electricity targets by 2020, but just six per cent of our heat comes from renewable sources -...


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Plans for clean energy system

David Loughrey, Otago Daily Times Summary Dunedin is planning its next major infrastructure development - a clean energy centre to pump hot water across the central city for heating. The project would involve work to lay a reticulation system throughout the central city, meaning more torn...


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Goddard College institutes carbon neutral plan with woodchip boiler

Vermont Business Magazine Summary At a gathering to celebrate Goddard College’s new woodchip district heating plant, the Biomass Energy Research Center (BERC) and Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) released a report Wednesday called Expanded Use of Wood Heating in Vermont . With Vermont’s...


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Valmet to supply a biomass-fired boiler plant to Elenia Lampo's Vanaja power plant in Hameenlinna, Finland

Press Release, Valmet Corporation Summary Valmet will supply a biomass-fired boiler plant to Elenia Lämpö Oy's Vanaja power plant in Hämeenlinna, Finland. The investment will enable the company to raise the share of renewable fuels used in the city's district heat production to over 80% and...


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"Energy security is the alpha and omega of our strategy"

Darius Snieckus, RECHARGE Summary The decision to title the energy transition strategy approved by the Seimas [Lithuanian parliament] in June as an “energy independence” plan is a clear statement of intent. Could you outline the thinking that led up to the creation of this document and the...


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Sweden's sustainable cities a lesson for Australia

Georgia Clark, Government News Summary The involvement of local government has been essential to Swedish city’s remarkable carbon emissions reduction success, experts say. It calls itself “the greenest city in Europe.” Växjö, a city in southern Sweden’s Kronoberg County, achieved a...


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Tampere to produce carbon-negative heating

SmartCitiesWorld News Team, SmartCitiesWorld Summary Tampere Electric Company (Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy) is to deliver carbon-negative district heating to its customers in the Hiedanranta city district of Tampere via its district heating network. This will be the first occasion that carbon...


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First Nation forestry dev-corp is a big winner

Northern Ontario Business Staff, Northern Ontario Business Summary What began as a capacity-building exercise has evolved into a groundbreaking First Nations-owned and operated forestry venture and tenure model in northwestern Ontario. Agoke Development Corporation received top honours in...


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Finland shows how bioenergy and nuclear can drive the energy transition

Newsroom, Modern Diplomacy Summary Thanks to the strong role of nuclear, hydro and bioenergy – which alone accounts for 29% of energy supply – Finland has one of the lowest share of fossil fuels in total energy supply among IEA member countries. Yet in its latest review of energy policies in...