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Best Practices in Accelerating the Deployment of District Energy

Summary The UN Environment District Energy in Cities Initiative has been advocating, educating and advancing deployment and expansion of district energy in cities, with special focus on emerging economies. This segment will provide an overview and update on the UNE District Energy Initiative...

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How district energy contributes to smart cities

Patrick Isacson, NODA Intelligent Systems AB, Open Access Government Summary NODA Intelligent Systems discusses how district heating and cooling systems are cost-effective solutions that contribute to developing smart cities. Around 66% of Earth population will live in cities in 2050 while in...


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SNC-Lavalin awarded district cooling scheme contract in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Press Release, Newswire MONTREAL , May 23, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Central District Cooling Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Tabreed, for the expansion of its...


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Empower takes part in the 4th Annual Partners Meeting of UN Environment's Global 'District Energy in Cities' initiative in Copenhagen

Press Release, Zawya Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO: The meeting is a platform to review the latest steps and technologies adopted by the cities in district cooling solutions. Dubai, UAE: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider...


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What the Conclusion of the Legislative Session Means for Duluth

Haydee Clotter, Fox21 Online Summary The Minnesota Legislative Session ended late last night and Gov. Dayton is already threatening to veto some spending packages over the next couple weeks. Duluth city leaders have mixed feelings about the session. There were major projects ultimately...


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Tri-generation in action: King’s Cross’ district cooling network goes live

Cambridge Network Image: The cooling pod at King's Cross. Photo - John Sturrock Summary Metropolitan’s district cooling network at King’s Cross, London’s most vibrant neighbourhood, went live today. Serving the area north of the Regent’s Canal, the network will provide carbon-efficient...


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Decisions Yet to Come on Hospital Power Source

Mike Houlahan, Otago Daily Times Summary Dunedin's new hospital will use renewable energy, but the details of what kind of technology will be chosen and how it will be used have yet to be finalised. The site for the new hospital was unveiled last week, the $1.4billion development encompassing...


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Glasgow heat firm eyes Aberdeen energy sources

David McPhee, Energy Voice Summary Aberdeen’s rivers and seas are being eyed up by a Scottish renewable’s company as a lucrative energy resource. Dave Pearson, director of Glasgow based cooling company Star Renewable Energy, yesterday said his firm could harness the power of the Don, the Dee...


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UNEP International Panel Calls for Improved Resource Efficiency for Sustainable Urbanization

Leila Mead, International Institute for Sustainable Development, SDG Knowledge Hub Summary The future of cities will depend on their resource efficiency levels and the manner in which they are planned, connected and governed, according to a report published by the UN Environment Programme ...