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Ground-Breaking Joint Venture Will Accelerate UK’s Journey To Net Zero

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Gas distribution company SGN and UK renewable energy solutions provider Vital Energi are combining to form a unique and pioneering private sector initiative to develop, own and operate low and zero-carbon heat networks. The 50:50 joint venture will create...


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Highlands hotel sources heat from groundwater

renews.biz Summary An Inverness hotel is to pioneer a low carbon heating innovation which could pave the way for future decarbonisation of the gas grid in the Scottish Highlands capital and further afield. The Glen Mhor Hotel has commenced construction on a £2.5m system which will draw...


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University of Strathclyde student wins 3DReid Student Prize 2021

Scottish Construction Now Summary The prize had more entries than ever before with 33 nominations from the top UK architecture schools. Tutors were invited to nominate their best Part II students with the chance for a shot at the £1,000 prize. This year the judging criteria were revisited to...


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Munich utility and partner Erdwerk restructure cooperation

Think GeoEnergy Summary In order to further advance the district heating vision of Stadtwerke München (SWM), the city utility of Munich/ Germany and German engineering group Erdwerk announce having restructured their cooperation. With the new arrangement, employees, data and...


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EU Commission approves Czech recovery plan of 7 billion euros, sets conditions

Reuters Summary The European Commission approved on Wednesday the Czech Republic’s 7 billion euro plan to recover from the pandemic and transform the economy to become greener and more digitalised. The scheme will be financed from EU grants until 2026. Once the plan is also approved by...


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Earth To Senator Joe Manchin: Geothermal Energy. That’s It. That’s The Message.

CleanTechnica Summary The US has yet to tap its vast geothermal energy resources, and a movement is finally afoot to kick the domestic industry into high gear. That includes the iconic coal and gas producing state of West Virginia. I know, right? Shocker! The Mountain State’s geothermal...


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New NREL report reveals current state and future potential of US geothermal power and heat

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary The report 2021 US Geothermal Power Production and District Heating Market Report provides up-to-date information and data reflecting 2019 geothermal power production and district heating markets, technologies, and trends in the United States. This...


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EBRD lends EUR 18 million for district heating decarbonization in Kragujevac

Balkan Green Energy News Summary Kragujevac, the fourth-largest city in Serbia, will abandon the use of coal in district heating with a loan of up to EUR 18 million obtained from EBRD. Natural gas boilers with a total capacity of 110 MW will replace the old facilities. The European Bank for...


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Euro 2020 gave hope for the future

Clydebank Post Summary After the horrors of Covid-19, the frustrations with lockdown and isolation, the nation, for the most part, had something to get excited about – Scotland’s appearance in the Euro 2020 finals. OK, it ended as we knew it would – a world of hope and excitement in the...


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European Asset Owner Group Buys 50% Stake in Stockholm Exergi Holding from Fortum

SWFI Summary Finnish utility Fortum Oyj agreed to sell its 50% holding in Stockholm Exergi Holding AB to a group of institutional investors comprising APG Asset Management, PGGM (PGGM Infrastructure Fund), Alecta, Keva, and AXA IM Alts (AXA SA) for 29.5 billion Swedish kronor (US$ 3.45...