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MET Group acquires CHP power plants in Spain

The Diplomat Summary Swiss-based energy company MET Group has acquired a 100% stake in COGEN Energía España, an integrated operator and service provider in Spain’s CHP (combined heat and power) industry, from Norwegian Arendals Fossekompani listed in Oslo. On 28 July 2021, MET Group signed...

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Taoiseach Opens Ireland’s Largest Solar Farm

Cork Safety Alerts Summary The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, yesterday opened the single largest Solar Farm in the Republic of Ireland. Developed in a joint venture by Eli Lilly and Company and Enerpower, the 16-acre facility will help power a significant proportion of the Lilly plant at its...

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Avangrid considering large green hydrogen project in Oregon

H2 Energy News Summary Avangrid Inc., located in Portland, and its Avangrid Renewables subsidiary said they aim to create the popular but early-stage fuel at their Klamath Cogeneration Plant in Southern Oregon. The natural-gas-fueled plant is part of Avangrid’s Pacific Northwest portfolio,...

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Revisiting CHP

Ethanol Producer Magazine Summary Today, the quest for carbon intensity reduction has plants revisiting combined heat and power (CHP) systems. Siouxland Ethanol in Jackson, Nebraska, recently began generating its own electricity with a CHP system. Much of the payback will come in a lowered...

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Decarbonising construction: Plotting your path to net zero

PBC Today Summary We saw a flurry of government announcements in late 2020, including the ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution , closely followed by the publication of the long-awaited Energy White Paper and National Infrastructure Strategy , with much more promised for...

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Bloom Energy to Power Korea’s First Utility-Scale Combined Heat and Power Project with Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Business Wire Summary Bloom Energy today announced its first Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project in collaboration with SK ecoplant (formerly known as SK Engineering and Construction). The new 4.2-megawatt (MW) installation marks South Korea’s first-ever utility-scale solid oxide fuel cell...

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VMC allowed to build transmission line for 40-MW biomass-fired plant Summary Leading sugar producer Victorias Milling Co., Inc. (VMC) has received a go-signal from the government to build and own the transmission facilities needed to sell excess energy generated from its 40-megawatt biomass-fired power plant. VMC is barred, however, from...

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New Grangemouth energy centre will let off steam this month

The Falkirk Herald Summary Located in Earls Gate Park, the facility is about to start construction of a new boiler, which will result in steam emitting the structure. An Earls Gate Energy Centre spokesperson said: “In the coming weeks, construction of the back-up boiler is due to...

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Planning reforms ‘good for waste industry’ says ESA

MRW Summary The Environmental Services Association (ESA) said that overhauls to the UK’s planning system could boost waste and recycling capacity, helping the industry to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. A Planning Bill, anticipated later this year, is set to usher in a...

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Pa.’s participation in regional cap-and-trade program gets a push from state board; it’s a cornerstone of Gov. Wolf’s climate change policy

Penn Live Patriot News Summary Proposed regulations guiding Pennsylvania’s entry into a system to push operators of in-state power plants to reduce climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions by making them pay for each ton of carbon dioxide pollution generated were approved by the Gov....