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Decarbonising heating 'requires and almost immediate start'

Johnny Bairstow, Energy News Live Summary The scale and complexity involved in transitioning to low carbon heat means an almost immediate start is required. That’s according to the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), which has published the outcomes from the first phase of its Smart...

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Low Carbon Heat Recovered from Wastewater: Second District Heat Network Powered by SHARC Energy Technology

Sharc International Systems Inc., GlobeNewswire Summary VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharc International Systems Inc. (CSE: SHRC) (FSE: IWIA) (OTCQB: INTWF) ("SHARC" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that the Company’s UK subsidiary SHARC Energy...


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Siemens to launch smart pay-as-you-go service for district heating

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News Summary Siemens has announced plans to launch what is claimed to be the first smart pay-as-you-go (PAYG) service for district heating networks . The cloud-based software allows householders to see their usage and top up their account balance via an...

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£600,000 heating system spend proposed for Crystal Leisure Centre

Bev Holder, Stourbridge News Summary COUNCIL bosses are expected to splash out on a new £600,000 energy efficient heating system for Stourbridge's Crystal Leisure Centre. The Bell Street facility, which is owned by Dudley Council, currently has gas fuelled boilers, which authority chiefs say...


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District heating as the future of urban heating in Europe - Novi Sad Heating Plant leads by example

Dusan Macura, Balkan Green Energy News Summary What challenges lie ahead in the transition of conventional district heating systems and is district heating the future of urban heating in Europe? The vision of the development of Novi Sad Heating Plant, a regional leader by achieved performance...


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From lava to ammonia heat pumps: An Icelandic district-heating saga

Charlotte McLaughlin, A21 Summary A 10 MW ammonia heat pump system will now be used for Vestmannaeyjar's district heating system, which has been running on lava and electric boilers. Iceland’s Vestmannaeyjar once had “one of the weirdest district heating systems ever designed” – it ran on...


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Decarbonising heat becomes a hot topic

Will Stirling, The Engineer Summary District heat networks that use locally available waste heat could be key to delivering on the UK's low carbon energy commitments. Will Stirling reports. Engineers in the energy distribution and heating industry are working on a daunting but exciting...


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Bates College: Campus Construction Update

Doug Hubley, Bates College The round green panels are the locations of the two Renewable Fuel Oil burners in the campus steam plant. The first burner was installed on Boiler No. 1, at left, two years ago. The second, on Boiler No. 2, just went into service. Photo: Doug Hubley/Bates College ...


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Finland Approves 2029 Coal Ban For Energy Use

Joshua S Hill, CleanTechnica Summary Finland has brought forward its coal phase-out date by one year, according to reports, with the new deadline set for May 1, 2029, after which coal will be banned from use as an energy source except in an emergency. Reuters reported last Friday that...

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Critical Mass

Ron Kotrba, Biomass Magazine Summary The small but growing U.S. market for semi-dry wood chips finds its home in niche applications in the Northeast. “It’s not for everyone,” says Charles Levesque, a founding partner with Innovative Wood Fuels LLC. “Semi-dry wood chips are perfect for...