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Facebook Plugs its Danish Data Center into Odense District Heating System Denmark

DatacenterDynamics Summary Facebook has announced that its data center in Odense, Denmark, is now helping to heat up to 7,000 local homes. When the 50,000 sq m (500,000 sq ft) data center campus was announced back in 2017 , Facebook promised to connect it to the local district heating...


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Denmark vows to create world’s first ‘energy islands’

energy Live News Summary The Danish Parliament has agreed to create what it claims to be ‘world’s first energy islands’. The two offshore wind energy islands will be located in the North Sea and Baltic Sea and could help increase Europe’s share of renewable energy. The energy islands...


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Danish government considers tax restructuring for better competitiveness of geothermal

ThinkGeoEnergy Summary The Danish government is looking at abolishing a co-generation requirement for heat and power production and green tax restructuring that could help geothermal become more competitive in the future of district heating in Denmark. As part of preliminary plans for...


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Denmark blessed with “enormous geothermal potential”, yet how much can be used?

ThinkGeoEnergy Summary A new survey of the subsurface in Denmark shows enormous amounts of geothermal energy. It must be utilized in the green transition, so researchers and the Danish District Heating organisation. The Danish subsoil contains so much geothermal energy that it can in...


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P.E.I. Government Looking for Sustainable Community Champions

Journal Pioneer Summary A collaborative approach to energy generation will help Island communities take the lead on how they can fuel their homes and businesses. Building on lessons learned from sustainable energy models in Samso Island and in Gottingen, Germany, government is now looking...


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Heat pump to boost the efficiency of solar heating plant

State of Green Summary Aalborg CSP received the order from the Danish district heating plant, Ørum Varmeværk to deliver a 2.5 MW electrical air-to-water integrated heat pump system. The solution is customized to fit the district heating plant’s individual energy needs, which includes...


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Aalborg CSP Receives Order for Integrated Heat Pump System for District Heating Plant in Denmark

Geothermal Summary Danish renewable energy specialist Aalborg CSP A/S has received a new order for a customised 1.2 MW integrated electrical heat pump system for a district heating system operated Saltum Fjernvarme. With this new system, Aalborg CSP continues its deployment of...


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Projects: Copenhill ski slope and energy-from-waste plant, Copenhagen

Ike Ijeh, Building Summary Sustainability is the zeitgeist of our age. It’s serious stuff all right but can it also be fun? According to Bjarke Ingels of architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) the answer is a resounding yes. And as if to prove it, his practice has just completed a milestone...


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BIG opens Copenhill power plant topped with rooftop ski slope in Copenhagen

Lizzie Crook, De Zeen Summary BIG has completed the "cleanest waste-to-energy power plant in the world" in Copenhagen, Denmark, which is topped by an artificial ski slope that is open all year round. CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke, is a power plant located on an...


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A Focus on Smart Energy Green Cities

Open Access Government Summary Under the coordination of the non-profit European Green Cities, with the support of the Danish Energy Agency’s Smart Energy pool during 2019 and 2020, a targeted development and dissemination work on ”Smart Energy” solutions will be carried out in several...