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AP Moller Holdings teaming up with Danfoss for geothermal heating development in Denmark

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Winter view in Copenhagen, Denmark (source: flickr/ Kristoffer Trolle, creative commons) Summary In an release shared today, Danish company AP Moller Holdings, the investment arm of the A.P. Moller Foundation, connected to one of the largest shipping...


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UAE is actively involved in global efforts to address impacts of climate change

Press Release, Zawya Dubai, UAE: Climate change has become the most pressing issue for the global community today. Its widespread effects and consequences are already being seen in our lifetime. Changing weather patterns threaten food production, rising water levels increase the risk of...


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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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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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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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Saint Paul is on the Cutting Edge of Decarbonization

Jeff Harder, USGBC Summary O nce upon a time, coal was king in Saint Paul, Minnesota, creating steam that traveled through a network of underground pipes and tunnels to illuminate and heat downtown. The underlying infrastructure, known as a district energy system, had been around for a...


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Work begins on Glenrothes Energy Network

Scottish Construction Now! Summary A ground breaking ceremony has taken place to mark the beginning of construction for a state-of-the-art energy centre at RWE’s Markinch CHP biomass plant in Fife. Glenrothes Energy Network is a £24 million collaborative local heat scheme between Fife Council...


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UK energy centre gets loadbank for microgrid testing

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Loadbank manufacturer Crestchic has supplied a 300 kVA restive/reactive loadbank to the UK’s University of Chester. The loadbank will be used as part of the campus microgrid and to replicate variable loads for the associated Energy Centre,...


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How district energy contributes to smart cities

Patrick Isacson, NODA Intelligent Systems AB, Open Access Government Summary NODA Intelligent Systems discusses how district heating and cooling systems are cost-effective solutions that contribute to developing smart cities. Around 66% of Earth population will live in cities in 2050 while in...


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Empowers renews commitment to support global efforts to protect the environment

Press Release, Zawya Ahmad Bin Shafar : We rely on sustainable and responsible operational processes to meet the vision of our wise leadership in achieving sustainable development and green economy Dubai, UAE: On World Environment Day, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation ...