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More than 10,000 homes heated by geothermal energy in Grigny and Viry-Châtillon, France

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Geothermal heating plant of Sipperec in Rosny-sous-Bois, France (source: SIPPEREC) Summary Inaugurated earlier this month, the new heating network Grigny and Viry Chatillon already produces 124 GWh heat on an annual basis, the equivalent of heating...


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Powerhouse Behind New Town Centre

Bordon Herald Summary Although the title “eco-town” has mostly disappeared from the town-regeneration project - despite being still in use on Hampshire County Council’s website - the ethos of low-carbon, green technology remains a key aspiration for developers. At its recent planning...


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Communities across Canada receive support for infrastructure planning and green innovation

Press Release, News Wire OTTAWA , May 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Investing in innovative municipal infrastructure projects contributes to a clean growth economy and strengthens the middle class by ensuring communities are healthy and sustainable places to live. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi,...


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Cities, Villages as Fulcrum of Germany’s Energy Transition

Chineme Okafor, This Day Live Summary Chineme Okafor, who just returned from a tour of Germany’s energy infrastructure, where he worked alongside 12 other international journalists, writes on the central role of municipalities and villages in the country’s power sector One remarkable feature...


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Sicamous takes a look at wood-waste energy

Jim Elliot, Salmon Arm Observer Summary Sicamous, British Columbia 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...


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City of Cambridge releases results of Low Carbon Energy Supply Strategy study

Press Release, Globe Newswire Cambridge among first U.S. cities to move to tactical implementation of carbon neutrality as part of its Net Zero Action Plan CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has released the results of a Low Carbon...


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Increase in Grid Grants Gives Credit to Microgrid Market

Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today Summary The microgrid market has grown exponentially in recent years, with many in the energy sector relying on the theory of a decentralized grid, and many municipalities offering grants for just that. For example, as part of a national grid modernization...


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Engineering firm chosen for geothermal district heating feasibility study in Alberta, Canada

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary In a release last week, Canadian firm Epoch Energy Development Inc (Epoch) has announced it will be leading the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study to assess the feasibility of the Geothermal District Energy System in Hinton, Alberta thanks to...


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ComEd approved to build one of first microgrid clusters in the nation

Press release, Business Wire CHICAGO--( BUSINESS WIRE )--The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) today approved ComEd’s plan to construct one of the first utility-scale microgrid clusters in the nation in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The project, which has...


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Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities: BioHeat, Demonstration & Deployment Program Streams

Introduction to the Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) Program Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is looking to fund projects that will decrease greenhouse gas emissions through the reduction of diesel and other fossil fuels use for electricity and heat in Canada’s rural and...

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