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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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Boynton Beach has timetable for final downtown pitch

Alexandra Seltzer, Palm Beach Post Site plan for the incoming Town Square project in Boynton Beach. (Handout: City of Boynton) Summary Boynton Beach’s 16-acre Town Square redevelopment plan received another nod of approval from city commissioners, but not from all. Commissioner...


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Donostia heat network upgraded

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary A district heat network in the Bera Bera district of Donostia , (also known as San Sebastian) is to be upgraded. The neighborhood will improve its hot water and heating network and connect it with homes in neigbouring Pagola. 600 homes...


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InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund Partners with Creative Energy

Press Release, Globe Newswire TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced that the InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund has agreed to acquire a 50% equity interest in Creative Energy (“Creative Energy”), a member of IDEA and a...


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Superbowl LII: An Inside Look at a Community's Energy Usage

Emily Riskalla, IDEA Each year, as the Superbowl approaches and the rivalries heat up, (this year consisting of whole food groups being banned in New England), the electric utility industry braces for the impact. While the Superbowl seems excessive in many ways, we eat 1.3 billion chicken wings...

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City of Yellowknife wins sustainability award for wood pellet heating system

CBC News The Yellowknife Multiplex is one of five facilities the city is hoping can be converted to a pellet boiler system. (Richard Gleeson/CBC) Summary Even before it's up and running, the City of Yellowknife has won a sustainability award for its plan to reduce the city's emissions with...


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Kwadacha Nation installs wood gasification system

Taylor Fredericks, Canadian Biomass The wood gasification system, composed of three linked Borealis CHP biomass generators and a dryer, became operational in April last year. Photos courtesy Borealis Wood Power Corp. Summary Chief Donny Van Somer of the Kwadacha Nation can...


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Canada funds British Columbia pellet, bioenergy projects

Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine Summary Natural Resources Canada has awarded $6.45 million to support six projects in British Columbia that aim to promote innovation and diversification in forestry and support collaboration with Indigenous communities. Several of the projects address...


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UK district heating specialists recognised in awards shortlist

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Switch2 Energy has been shortlisted for two leading industry awards for excellence in district and community heating . The company is a double finalist in the Heating and Ventilation (H&V) News Awards, which are an annual celebration of...


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New biomass boiler to save community $29,000 a year

Bioenergy Insight Summary A new woodchip fuelled biomass boiler is to be installed in the District of Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada, according to the Clearwater Times . The new biomass boiler will be installed in the North Thompson Sportsplex, and could supply heat to nearby...