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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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Empower: district cooling contributes to combating climate change

Press Release, Emirates News Agency DUBAI, 13th February, 2018 (WAM) -- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, a member of IDEA, has confirmed its readiness to provide reliable and scalable cooling solutions in line with the UAE Future Foresight Strategy, which aims to...


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Lietuvos Energija starts construction of Vilnius CHP plant

The Baltic Course Summary Construction of the 350-million-euro combined heat and power (CHP) plant is starting in Vilnius. Financed by the state-run energy holding Lietuvos Energija and the European Union, the facility should be operational by the end of 2019. This is the largest energy...


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Enabling energy efficiency in urban planning

CORDIS, European Commission © JaiFotomania, Shutterstock Summary A training network has enabled young Europeans to develop urban decision-making tools capable of minimising non-renewable energy use in cities. The EU-funded CI-NERGY project – which was trialled in the cities of Geneva...


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Allied, Enwave and Riocan to accelerate expansion of thermal energy system in Toronto

Press Release, News Wire New thermal energy storage tanks at 'The Well' development will provide year-round, low-carbon cooling and heating services to Toronto's downtown west. TORONTO , Feb. 8, 2018 /CNW/ - Allied Properties REIT ("Allied") (TSX: AP.UN), Enwave Energy Corporation ...


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Combined Cycle Power a Bridge to Shift Energy Paradigm to New & Renewables

News World Korea District Heating Corp. (KDHC) President Kim Kyung-won (Photo: KDHC) Summary Korea District Heating Corp. (KDHC) President Kim Kyung-won said, “Eco-friendly combined cycle power plants need to serve as a ‘bridge’ along the road of an energy paradigm shift from...


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Reduce or reuse? Edmonton aims for both in new downtown energy scheme

Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal The sun shines through steam as it rises high above the roofline of the London District Energy building. CRAIG GLOVER / CRAIG GLOVER/THE LONDON FREE PRE Summary An expert citizens’ panel just saved the city from what could have been a major...


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The City of Espoo and Fortum introduce solutions for an emission-free city: Carbon-free district heat and smart heating solutions

Press Release, Fortum In 2016, the City of Espoo and Fortum signed an agreement on developing economically and ecologically sustainable urban solutions. In cooperation the City of Espoo and Fortum are building an emission-free city together, and the first results can already be seen. The...


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The Spheres Blossom at Amazon’s Urban HQ in Seattle

Press Release, Business Wire The Spheres—the newest buildings on Amazon’s campus in downtown Seattle—have no enclosed offices, conference spaces, or desks, and employees can meet in treehouses suspended under 40+ foot trees or in sitting areas and walking paths alongside cascading waterfalls...


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Commentary: More policy attention is needed for renewable heat

Ute Collier, International Energy Agency (IEA) Policy support has helped raise the contribution of geothermal heat to district heating in Paris (Photo: Ute Collier) Summary As winter temperatures plummet in the Northern hemisphere, renewable heat is increasingly being used to provide...