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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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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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NYPA to Re-Think Albany Microgrid Following Pressure to Add Renewables

Eilsa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza. Summary Under pressure from local advocates, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) says it will take a second look at plans for a 16-MW Albany microgrid project to see if it can incorporate renewable energy. As...


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China to trial use of nuclear energy for district heat supply

Ding Xiaoxiao, China Plus Diagram of China's first demonstration project utilizing nuclear energy to generate heat for residential buildings and for industrial purposes in north China. [Photo: thepaper.cn] Summary China will build its first demonstration project for the utilization of...


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Harvard University Aims to be Fossil Fuel-Free by 2050

Kristine E. Guillaume and Jamie D. Halper, The Harvard Crimson Summary Harvard plans to become fossil fuel-free by 2050, University President Drew G. Faust announced in an email sent to University affiliates Tuesday. “Harvard will seek to become fossil fuel free by 2050 by meeting our energy...


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Fuel cell CHP planned for Finnish district energy smart microgrid

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A Finnish district energy smart microgrid is set to add to its renewable credentials with two fuel cell cogeneration systems. Fuel cell manufacturer Elcogen and fuel cell system developer Convion have agreed to develop and deliver the two ...


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Collins, King Urge Senate Finance Committee to Include BTU Act in Tax Extender Legislation

Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King wrote to the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee, urging them to include language from the Biomass Thermal Utilization (BTU) Act in any tax extender legislation. The BTU Act is bipartisan, bicameral legislation that...

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New district heating network for French city

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A new district heating network is expected to reduce a French city’s carbon emissions by 17,000 tonnes per year. The Nord Chézine heat network is being developed in the city of Nantes and will complement two existing district heating systems....