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UMN Energy Plant Wins Sustainable Minnesota Construction Association Award

School Construction News The new Main Energy Plant at UMN is 83 percent energy efficient — more than double the efficiency of a coal-fired power plant. Photo Credit (all): University of Minnesota Summary The University of Minnesota (UMN) in Minneapolis just completed a project so green...


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Amsterdam district heating goal gets data centre boost

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Amsterdam’s district heating goals are to receive a boost with plans to use excess heat from a data centre to replace gas-fired central heating. According to Dutch press reports, some of the heat from a data centre operated by global firm...


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Ameresco Delivers Energy Savings Projects to Four Colleges in Scotland

Press Release, Business Wire LONDON & FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, and provider of energy infrastructure solutions, today announced that its UK operation was awarded and delivered a £3...


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SRC completes US$500m upgrade on Jurong Island

Andrea Soh, The Business Times Summary SINGAPORE Refining Company (SRC), the smallest of Singapore's three refineries, has completed its new petrol clean fuels facility and cogeneration plant on Jurong Island costing US$500 million. The project, which received final investment decision in...


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‘Steam blows’ final phase of testing for Discovery Park biomass plant

Kathy Bailes, The Isle of Thanet News The biomass plant at Discovery Park Summary ‘Steam blows’ will be taking place at Discovery Park in Sandwich as the new Kent Renewable Energy Combined Heat and Power Plant signal enters the final phase of commissioning, before the plant generates...


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State aid: Commission approves Belgian certificates schemes for renewable electricity and high-efficiency cogeneration in Flanders

Press Release, European Commission The European Commission has concluded the certificates schemes for renewable electricity and high-efficiency cogeneration implemented in Flanders (Belgium) to be in line with EU State aid rules. The two schemes contribute to reaching EU energy and climate...


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Second Expression of Interest Open for NRCan's Green Infrastructure Phase II Program

Deadline: February 21, 2018 Summary Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has issued a second call for Expressions of Interest under the Energy-Efficient Buildings Research, Development and Demonstration Program. The second phase of the Green Infrastructure program has been expanded to include...

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InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund Partners with Creative Energy

Press Release, Globe Newswire TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced that the InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund has agreed to acquire a 50% equity interest in Creative Energy (“Creative Energy”), a member of IDEA and a...


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Empower: district cooling contributes to combating climate change

Press Release, Emirates News Agency DUBAI, 13th February, 2018 (WAM) -- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, a member of IDEA, has confirmed its readiness to provide reliable and scalable cooling solutions in line with the UAE Future Foresight Strategy, which aims to...


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Cleveland sees clean energy as tool for climate change resiliency

Kathiann M. Kowalski, Energy NEws NEtwork PHOTO BY Jon Dawson / Creative Commons Summary Nicholas Rajkovich crisscrossed Cleveland on bicycle, tailed the entire time by what looked like a sideways glider rigged over his back wheel. As the urban planner pedaled, the contraption...

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