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Asper Expands its Swedish District Heating Platform

Asper Investment Management Summary Asper Investment Management announced the signing of an agreement with the Swedish municipality of Ekerö for the building and operation of a new biomass-fueled district heating system across the municipality, following a competitive tendering process. The...

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Alexandroupolis "first" in Geothermal and District heating

Nefeli Tzanetakou, Independent Balkan News Agency Summary The work of exploiting urban and rural geothermal energy from the Municipality of Alexandroupolis could be a guide to all geothermal and district heating projects in Greece. The project, a budget of 6.5m euros, is expected to be...

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Aqua Secures Nordic Data Centre Deal

ResponseSource Summary Hampshire based engineering company, The Aqua Group, has been selected as a strategic partner to PVD Modular in a deal which will see at least seven off-the-grid data centres being built across Norway (three) and Finland (four) over the coming years. Aqua will...

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This one measure can get the world back on track to meet its climate targets

Kim Fausing, World Economic Forum Summary The energy renovation of buildings can meet the increased electricity demand from electric vehicles. Image: Alexey Topolyanskiy/Unspalsh The world’s greatest potential is waiting to be unleashed. It can help us get our planet back on track and to...


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Geothermal energy and the $298 bn district heating & cooling market opportunity

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary A new report published this month, reports that the global district heating and cooling market accounted for $164 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $298 billion by 2026 with an annual growth of about 7%. With heating & cooling representing...


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Making progress at Millerhill

Phyllis Stephen, The Edinburgh Reporter Summary At the end of just over two years work to create the new energy from waste plant at Millerhill has now reached an advanced stage. The site is a joint venture by Midlothian and The City of Edinburgh Councils who have begun depositing waste there...


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Academic: Oil and gas boilers should be banned across Europe by 2030

Frederic Simon, EURACTIV Summary Carbon emissions from residential heating can be drastically reduced if Europe agrees a ban on new oil and gas boiler installations by 2030 at the latest, according to a Danish researcher who led an EU-wide study to decarbonise the heating and cooling sector. ...


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Natural Power appointed to Decentralised Energy Network Frameworks

RealWire Summary Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has been appointed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council as a supplier on the four-year Decentralised Energy Network Frameworks. This is the first phase of frameworks to support decentralised energy networks and...


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Parisian community recognised for its geothermal heating network

Alexander Richter, Think GeoEnergy Summary The community of Meaux in the Paris area in France has received a distriction as “ecorésau de Chaleaur” (loosely translated as “ecological heating network”). The municipality of Meaux received the label “Ecoréseau de chaleur”, awarded by the National...


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District of Sicamous and Federal government come to terms on biomass heater grant

Jim Elliot, Salmon Arm Observers Summary The District of Sicamous is looking to turn forest fuels into a modern heating solution. At their Jan. 16 meeting, district council agreed to include $500,000 in the budget to help this vision become reality. The district initially applied for federal...