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Toplane-Sarajevo explore geothermal energy application in district energy system

Balkan Green Energy News Summary BiH capital’s district heating utility Toplane-Sarajevo has launched a geothermal energy research project in order to use renewable energy sources in the district heating system. Sarajevo is one of the cities with the most polluted air, not only in the...


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‘Efficiency first’ is top priority of draft EU energy strategy

Euractiv Summary Efficiency must be at the core of Europe’s energy policy, the European Commission says in a draft policy document outlining its vision of a more agile, low-carbon energy system powered chiefly by renewable electricity. With its energy system integration strategy, the...


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Facebook Plugs its Danish Data Center into Odense District Heating System Denmark

DatacenterDynamics Summary Facebook has announced that its data center in Odense, Denmark, is now helping to heat up to 7,000 local homes. When the 50,000 sq m (500,000 sq ft) data center campus was announced back in 2017 , Facebook promised to connect it to the local district heating...


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MAN Energy Solutions Completes Sund Power Plant Expansion in the Faroe Islands

Steel Guru Summary MAN Energy Solutions has completed the expansion of the Sund power plant near Tórshavn, the Faroese capital, and successfully handed the plant over to local energy supplier Elfelagið SEV. With this, four MAN 9L51/60 engines have been successfully integrated into the...


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Energy and enterprise: Michael King says Aberdeen’s low-cost district heating scheme could ‘snowball’

The Press and Journal Summary A pioneering low-cost heating scheme in Aberdeen is predicting that its growth will “snowball” in the next few years. Michael King, a director of Aberdeen Heat and Power, told MSPs that 1,000 new connections had been confirmed for the next three years, which...


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How Data Centres May Hold the Key to Creating a Sustainable City in the Digital Era

Energy Summary Stockholm Data Parks (SDP) represents an advanced infrastructure offering to the data centre industry; a partnership between it, district heating/cooling provider Stockholm Exergi , electricity distributor Ellevio , dark fibre provider Stokab and the ...


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Recovered Waste Heat Could be a Cost-Effective Source of Clean Energy for Southern Poland

Emerging Europe Summary Captured waste heat from local industry in southern Poland can compete with fossil fuel plants to supply affordable heating for local homes through district heating networks, providing cleaner air and attractive financial returns for investors, according to a new...


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Celebrating Pimlico District Heating Unit

City of Westminster Summary Westminster is celebrating its long-serving, low-carbon, local heat supply. Pimlico District Heating Unit (PDHU) has been supplying affordable and sustainable energy to residents for nearly 70 years. The PDHU was developed and built in the post-war period to...


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Doing Right by the Climate — On the Inside and Out

YourHub Summary Some of the greenest features of Denver Water’s new Administration Building are easy to see — the solar panels over the parking areas and the building’s roof as well as part of the wastewater recycling system’s filtering plants in the lobby. But one of the most...


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Germany’s geothermal sector is struggling to take off

Clean Energy Wire Summary In Munich, south of the city centre along the Isar River, one of the largest geothermal heating plants in Europe is under construction and on schedule to begin supplying 80,000 citizens in the Bavarian capital with heat and cooling services in 2021. The...