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Valmet to optimize Helsinki district heating

Power Engineering International Summary Valmet has been chosen to supply an optimization solution for Helen Ltd’s district heat production and network in Helsinki, Finland. The system will be geared to improve the energy efficiency of Helen’s district heating network, reduce emissions, as...


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'Next five years are critical': Report urges government to beef up green heat plans

Catherine Early, Business Green Summary New green heat technologies, such as heat pumps, combined heat and power systems, district heating, hydrogen and biogas, coupled with smart controls and financial innovation, could revolutionise home heating and put the UK on track to meet its net zero...


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BIG opens Copenhill power plant topped with rooftop ski slope in Copenhagen

Lizzie Crook, De Zeen Summary BIG has completed the "cleanest waste-to-energy power plant in the world" in Copenhagen, Denmark, which is topped by an artificial ski slope that is open all year round. CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke, is a power plant located on an...


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How cities are decarbonising

David Thorpe, The Fifth Estate Summary The figures come from a report by the Coalition for Urban Transitions entitled Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity: How national governments can secure economic prosperity and avert climate catastrophe by transforming cities which was released...


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Carbon Emissions Are Already Falling in 30 Cities

Linda Poon, Citylab Summary Since nations signed on to the Paris Agreement four years ago, committing to collectively lower carbon emissions to below 2 degrees Celsius, progress across the globe has been uneven and, sometimes, even discouraging. But there is good news. Austin, Athens, Lisbon,...


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Future of planned geothermal heating project in Konin, Poland to be determined in November 2019

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary In a great overview article, Anna Chmurzynska of Termalni in Poland shares details on the planned geothermal heating project in Konin, Poland. The city is located in central Poland around half way between the capital Warsaw and the border to Germany. ...


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Eden Project secures funds for geothermal power plant

BBC News Summary The Eden Project has secured £17m funding for a geothermal project, drilling 4.5km underground. This funding will enable the Cornwall visitor attraction to build a power plant which will take energy from the heat in underground granite rocks. On a site the size of a football...


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Bavarian Minister supports geothermal master plan

Power Engineering International Summary Minister of State Hubert Aiwanger has announced intentions for a geothermal master plan, to develop the technology’s potential, demonstrate support for the expansion of district heating networks and coordinate its expansion within Bavaria. The...


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European Cities Share Heating Decarbonisation Tips

Euractiv Summary Cities with decades-old combined heat and power systems are emitting less carbon than others, and EU policymakers are looking at how to emulate this across the bloc. When Copenhagen opened its first district heating power plant in 1903, climate change was an unheard-of...


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PannErgy Kicks Off Geothermal District Heating Season and Shares New Prices in Hungary

Think GeoEnergy Summary In two releases, Hungarian Pannergy has announced the start of the district heating system and the updated prices. After the planned annual reviews and summer maintenance works, PannErgy’s two significant geothermal energy production facilities, the Geothermal Systems...