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Calls for greater recognition for cogeneration

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary EU leaders failed to agree on a new energy efficiency target, despite negotiations going on to the early hours on Wednesday night last. The importance of the sector and cogeneration’s place within it was a key point of discussion at COGEN...


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Electrifying Europe and the need for Collaboration in Decarbonizing Heat

Jacob Klimstra, Electric Light and Power Summary In the quest for greener energy supplies and decarbonization, heating is a major focus. It is widely understood that it is necessary to eliminate or at least reduce the need for gas and oil to heat buildings. The solution needs to deliver...


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Cooling targets for renewable energy use set out in new EU directive

Neil Merrett, RAC Plus Summary A new European Commission agreement to ensure renewable energy accounts for at least 32 per cent of the EU’s overall power needs by 2030 has been published. The proposals include specific provisions for cooling and heating functions that will come into effect...


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Geothermal energy and its key role for Europe – EGEC’s 7th Annual Geothermal Market Report

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Installed geothermal capacity in Europe - power & heating 2017 (source: EGEC) Summary EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, has published the seventh edition of its annual study evaluating the development of the geothermal sector in Europe...


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Plans announced for further geothermal power and heating development in Hungary

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Turawell geothermal plant, Hungary (source: KS Orka) Summary Announced today, KS ORKA will continue with geothermal development in Hungary, planning with additional development of 40 MW in geothermal power and 100 MWth in geothermal heating capacity....


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The European Files: A New Ambition For Energy Efficiency in Europe

Summary The COP21 and the resulting Paris Agreement outlines an objective to ensure sustainable human progress and economic growth across the world. This objective to limit the increase in global average temperature well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels is born out of a necessity to...

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Europe gets Energy Smart

Peter Judge, Datacenter Dynamics Summary Europe has a large population spread across multiple countries - there are 28 in the European Union and around 50 in the continent as a whole - with a huge and growing demand for mobile and digital services. The nations have a wide array of energy...


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Cogen For Slovakia

Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide Summary Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with EPC contractor Energyco for the supply of four generator sets to a cogeneration plant in Kosice, Slovakia. Based on Bergen B35:40V20AG2 medium-speed gas engines, the plant will generate a total of 37 MWe heat...


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European district cooling to grow to $40bn by 2024

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary The European District Cooling Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $35 billion to over $40 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights . Acceleration in the demand for...


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Energy efficiency: Getting the full picture

Hans Korteweg, Euractiv Europe falls short of meeting the EU Energy Efficiency target, showing a 2% gap for final energy consumption but a 4% gap for primary energy consumption, says Hans Korteweg. [ BASF - We create chemistry / Flickr ] Summary The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED),...

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