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ENGIE begins 25-year district energy services delivery in London

PBC Today Summary The 25-year contract will see ENGIE manage the operation and maintenance for the energy centre and pipe distribution network and also the provision of full customer metering and billing services. ENGIE has a capacity of over 2.5 MW of heat and 1.5 MW of cooling and...


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Transforming homes into power stations - how Sweden is disrupting energy production

World Economic Forum Summary By 2030, almost a third of all the energy consumed in the European Union must come from renewable sources, according to binding targets agreed in 2018 . Sweden is helping lead the way. As well as targeting 100% renewable electricity production by 2040,...


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Buro Happold unveils sustainability plan for Battery Park City

Archinect Summary Buro Happold and the Battery Park City Authority have published a 10-year sustainability plan that aims to achieve carbon neutrality for the 36-acre district situated on the southern tip of Manhattan by 2050. The district, which sits just beside the World Trade Center...


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Boulder seeks net-zero energy plan for former Boulder Community Health hospital

Daily Camera Summary A new analysis of Alpine-Balsam, the former Boulder Community Health hospital campus, will study future energy options for the city-owned property. The study will determine whether the site can be “net-zero,” producing as much energy on-site as it uses, while also...


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A win-win

Canadian Biomass Summary As many members of our industry already know, district energy systems are a renewable, low-carbon way to heat buildings – and even entire cities. Cold countries like Norway and Finland in particular have seen success using these systems. But despite Canada’s...


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New partnership between UNEP and ReNew Power to increase access to clean, efficient energy in India

UN Environment Programme Summary India’s largest renewable energy company, ReNew Power, and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have signed a partnership agreement to promote increased access to renewable energy and improved energy efficiency. The strengthened partnership between the two...


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STARS Gold hat trick for UVic sustainability

University of Victoria News Summary UVic has earned a Gold rating for the third time since 2014 with the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), a self-reporting framework for colleges and universities administered by the Association for the Advancement of...


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Richmond’s district energy system wins another award

Richmond News Summary The City of Richmond’s district energy system has received its second award for its environmentally friendly heating and cooling technology. Richmond was announced the recipient of the 2020 Canadian Energy Globe National Award for its Central at Garden City expansion...


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House Energy and climate division considers a new District Energy-Xcel agreement

Southernminn.com Summary When emerald ash borers were found in St. Paul in 2009, experts warned an infestation could be afoot, and it would best be contained by the swift removal of infected trees. As the infestation accelerated, trees started coming down and the process continues 11 years...


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Vicinity Energy Acquires District Energy System Serving West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV

Yahoo! Finance Summary Vicinity Energy announced today that it has acquired Morgantown Energy Associates, the district energy system serving West Virginia University ( WVU ) in Morgantown, West Virginia , from an investment affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global, L.L.C. This...