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Energy Democracy: Power to the People

Newsroom Summary Sometimes ‘building back better’ isn’t a matter of inventing something new and shiny, it is a matter of taking stock of the deepest needs of the most vulnerable and using what you already have around you to address them, writes Julie MacArthur The airwaves are full of...


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King of the hill: The ‘madcap exuberance’ of Bjarke Ingels’s Amager Bakke plant

The Globe and Mail Summary A waste incinerator with a ski slope on top: The idea seems surreal. And yet the Amager Bakke plant on Copenhagen’s waterfront actually exists, evidence of a particular sort of architectural and urbanistic creativity. The plant is typical by Western European...


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Enmax Selling Downtown District Energy Centre for $27M — Nearly $5M Less than it Cost to Build

Calgary Herald Summary Enmax Corp. has reached a deal to sell its downtown District Energy Centre to a U.K.-based clean energy company The $27-million deal with Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure PLC — a publicly traded sustainable infrastructure company that owns and manages renewable...


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UMD Announces NextGen Energy Program Private Sector Partner Shortlist

UMD Right Now Summary The University of Maryland announced this week a shortlist of potential partners for the NextGen Energy Program. This announcement follows a recent Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to design, engineer, finance, install and maintain the university’s energy system. ...


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IDEA Releases District Energy Space, Detailing Growth in District Energy in 2019.

Press Release - October 27, 2020 The International District Energy Association (IDEA) has released its annual report, District Energy Space , detailing the growth in district energy for 2019. This year’s results, which showed a nearly 8% increase in the buildings committed, builds upon a...


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Markham District Energy Receives TSSA Legacy Safety Award

Summary Markham District Energy (MDE) formally received the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) 2020 Organizational Legacy Safety Award at the TSSA’s virtual Annual General Meeting held October 22, 2020. The Award recognizes MDE for its leadership in making safety a priority in the...


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Vicinity Energy commits to reaching net zero carbon emissions for all operations by 2050

Vicinity Press Release Summary Vicinity Energy, the nation’s largest district energy provider, announces its plan to reach net zero carbon emissions for all of its operations by 2050 Vicinity Energy provides heat, hot water, cooling, chilled water, sterilization and humidification to over...


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EAS Energy Partners Close Landmark Clean Energy Deal on Largest Sewer Heat Recovery System in North America

Unitracc.de Summary EAS Energy Partners (EAS), a consortium led by Enwave Energy Corporation, announces completion of a landmark renewable energy project partnership for the National Western Center in Denver, Colorado. Enwave’s “Sewer Heat Recovery system,” an innovative technology...


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TRU Earns International Recognition for Sustainability Initiatives

CFJC Today Summary Thompson Rivers University recently garnered international attention for its eco-friendly initiatives. TRU was ranked North America’s third ‘coolest school’ by the Sierra Club, and also made the Princeton Review’s 2021 Green Honour Roll. Part of what earned the...


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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...