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Balkans’ largest solar thermal system for sanitary hot water is located in Pančevo

Balkan Green Energy News Summary The Serbian city of Pančevo is home to the Balkan region’s largest solar thermal system for the preparation of sanitary hot water by using solar energy. The system, operated by public heating utility JKP Grejanje, has demonstrated that the use of solar energy...


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Haiyang begins commercial-scale district heat supply

World Nuclear News Summary Beginning in September, Shandong Nuclear Power Company (SDNPC) - a subsidiary of State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) and the owner of Haiyang plant - cooperated with local thermal company Fengyuan Thermal Power to conduct a trial operation of the entire...


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The Earth itself could provide carbon-free heat for buildings

Vox Summary The heat stored in the Earth’s crust, known as geothermal energy, is carbon-free and effectively inexhaustible. There’s enough of it to run all of civilization for generations, if it could be cost-effectively tapped. Tapping it turns out to be no small feat, but efforts have...


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Energy game-changer: Considering combined heat and power (CHP)

Open Access Government Summary Tim Broadhurst, CCO at CooperÖstlund Ltd , explores the financial and environmental benefits of considering CHP as part of a blended energy programme The National Grid, a centralised system with an oligopoly of energy providers and a dated logistics...


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Oil & Gas Drilling Technology Could Make District Heating Feasible

CleanTechnica Summary About 12% of all US greenhouse emissions come from heating and cooling buildings, according to Vox . Much of the energy used to heat large buildings — factories, office buildings, universities, schools, and so forth — could come from geothermal sources. The...


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EU approves Romanian scheme to heating systems based on renewables

New Europe Summary A Romanian scheme to support the construction and/or upgrade of district heating systems, based exclusively on Renewable Energy Sources in Romania has been given the green light by the European Commission. “This €150 million Romanian scheme will support investments to...


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Regulatory Developments on Heat Networks

The Law Society Gazette Summary The decarbonisation of heat is anticipated to play a fundamental role in achieving net zero carbon emissions. The pressure to realise net zero, enshrined in the Climate Change Act 2018, whereby carbon emissions are reduced to as close to zero as possible by...


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Cornwall energy centre at Langarth would be 'first for the UK'

The Packet Summary In what has been described as "an exciting first for the UK," the Cornwall Council-led scheme is proposing to build its own renewable power energy centre at Langarth Garden Village, which should ultimately provide up to 3,500 homes, a new primary school and an extension to...


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Data centers are wasting heat that could warm homes and businesses

Quartz Summary As more of our lives move online, power-hungry data centers are multiplying. Already, the servers that run weather models, fuel financial markets, and store Facebook statuses soak up about 1% of the world’s electricity. By the end of the decade, they could use as much as 20...


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Green technology to power thousands of homes in Leeds

Environment Journal Summary As part of the council’s commitments to reach net-zero, they have gone out to tender for a provider to design, develop and deliver six new district heating networks that will reduce carbon emissions. The council is currently exploring a range of options to power...