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National Grid's Clean Energy Commitment to Worcester, Massachusetts and Beyond

Telegram Gazette Summary As elected officials continue crafting the next generation of Massachusetts climate policies, National Grid’s employees have been preparing for and delivering on a clean energy future that’s fair and affordable for all. Climate change remains one of the greatest...


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Thames Water hopes to harness human 'poo power' to heat homes

The Gaurdian Summary Thousands of homes in south-west London could soon be warmed by the waste from their local sewage works as part of England’s first poo-powered district heating scheme. Thames Water hopes to harness the heat of human waste from its treatment plant in Kingston upon...


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Leapfrogging gas: how geothermal could help eastern EU countries ditch fossil fuels

Euractiv Summary Geothermal energy could help central and eastern Europe break away from coal and gas, but it needs a quicker uptake and government backing to help meet renewable energy targets, advocates say. Countries like Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Romania and Croatia sit over the...


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EC to Support Rehabilitation of District Heating System in Bucharest

Energy Industry REview Summary The European Commission has approved, under EU State Aid rules, Romanian plans to support the upgrade of the district heating system of the municipality of Bucharest. “This €254 million aid measure, funded thanks to EU structural funds, will help Romania...


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Carbon free heating for Finland’s Rovaniemi Airport

Airportworld.com Summary Finnish airport operator, Finavia, and Napapiirin Energia ja Vesi (Neve) have entered into an agreement on the heating of Rovaniemi Airport with carbon-neutral district heating. “Our objective is to achieve zero net emissions in 2030, and we continue on our journey...


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District heat a 'mixed bag'

The Barre Montpelier Times Argus Summary City officials acknowledge the district heat system has been a “mixed bag” since it went online in 2014, thanks to lower-than-projected oil prices, but the customers that use it say they are happy with the service. The city partnered with the...


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Aker Carbon Capture eyes CCS project at waste-to-energy plant

Nasdaq Summary Norway's Aker Carbon Capture ACC-ME.OL said on Tuesday it would explore developing a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at a waste-to-energy plant in Stavanger on the country's west coast. The project aims to capture up to 100,000 tonnes of CO2 per...


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Planning and Budget Committee proposes eco-friendly heating and cooling on portion of UTSG

The Varsity Summary During its January 13 meeting, the university’s Planning and Budget Committee (PBC) evaluated a proposal to enhance utility services in the section of UTSG near the Devonshire Place and Bloor Street West intersection. The PBC is an organ of U of T’s Governing Council...


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IDEA Invites You to Attend CampusEnergy2021

With CampusEnergy2021 taking place online on February 16-18, IDEA's President & CEO has a brief message about this year's truly unique program and why you should take part in it. View the technical program and speakers now, and register now for the biggest online event for the...

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DH plant to use 50MW CO2 heat pump

Cooling Post Summary A 50MW heat pump, said to be the world’s largest CO2-refrigerant-based seawater heat pump, is to be supplied to a district heating plant under construction in Esbjerg. Swiss company MAN Energy Solution AG will supply the 50MW seawater heat pump to Danish utility...