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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...


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NuScale Power Secures Investment and Support for SMR Deployment from GS Energy

The Joplin Globe Summary NuScale Power today announced that it has finalized an investment agreement with GS Energy North America Investments (GS Energy), the U.S. entity of the South Korean leading energy services provider. This announcement continues the strong momentum of investments...


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Report makes recommendations on how to utilise nuclear in UK net zero strategy

The Chemical Engineer Summary A SENIOR leadership team at The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute has released a position paper outlining key actions needed if nuclear power is to play a part in the UK’s ambition of being net zero by 2050. The report uses an objective...


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Green Workforce Opportunities for Barking & Dagenham

Fe News.co.uk Summary The 3.75km district heating extension in @BarkingCollege is not only helping to decarbonise the borough but is also bringing employment and training opportunities for local young people who want to join the “Green Workforce”. Our most recent appointment sees Barking...


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Strange Bedfellows: New Data Center Locations

DCD Summary Before you build your data center, you need to decide where to build it. Tax breaks are probably one of the most powerful incentives to choose one location over another, along with the availability of fiber and electricity - preferably cheap, green electricity. But there’s...