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National Energy Technology Laboratory Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Pittsburgh

Summary The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory that produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges. NETL has a 100-year legacy of discovering safe, affordable ways to extract and use energy resources, from...

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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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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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UK Government tightens up efficiency requirements for CHP subsidies

Brendan Coyne, The Energyst Summary Government will legislate to increase efficiency requirements of combined heat and power (CHP) plants supported by the contracts for difference (CfD) regime. Both large and smaller (sub-25MWe) plants applying for CfD support will need to demonstrate a...

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ADB holds forum to underline innovative technology in clean energy future for Asia

Xinhua Net Summary Technology and innovation can play a significant role in Asia and the Pacific's push towards a low-carbon energy future, with the potential to provide countries in the region with universal access to cleaner and more affordable energy sources, according to participants of an...

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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 ...

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You Have to Know What You Do to Change What You Do

Jan Ponsford, Virtus Consult Summary Before you can reduce energy consumption you have to know what energy is being used, what is being wasted and where the savings are most easily made writes Jan Ponsford. A government greenhouse gas emissions survey of the public estate in 2010, found...

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Getting to grips with Germany’s CHP regulations

GlobalData Energy, Power Technology To date, the country's CHP plants obtained funding support for cogeneration involving a capacity of up to 50 kilowatt(kw) and a time period of ten years. Credit: Courtesy of Christian Schröder Summary Germany has been undertaking measures to decarbonise...