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EU-funded project to develop geothermal district heating in Greece

Think GeoEnergy Summary Under a project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program, the seaside municipality of Alexandroupolis in Greece has been working on utilising geothermal resources near the city to provide sustainable heating. The Antheia-Aristino low-enthalpy geothermal field is...


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EC to Support Rehabilitation of District Heating System in Bucharest

Energy Industry REview Summary The European Commission has approved, under EU State Aid rules, Romanian plans to support the upgrade of the district heating system of the municipality of Bucharest. “This €254 million aid measure, funded thanks to EU structural funds, will help Romania...


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Three ways to cut Europe’s heating bill

Euractiv Summary Heat. It’s the single largest energy use in the world. Heating water, our homes and industrial processes accounts for more than half of all energy demand globally. Just over half of the heat produced is used in industry – most of the rest goes on heating water, homes...


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EU leaders agree on budget, green recovery funds, 55% emission cut goal

Balkan Green Energy News Summary The European Council approved the European Union’s EUR 1.82 trillion seven-year funding package and sent it to the European Parliament. The regular budget is worth EUR 1.07 trillion and the remaining EUR 750 billion is a recovery instrument called...


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Gas denied ‘transition’ fuel status in draft EU green finance rules

Euractiv Summary Power plants fuelled by natural gas will not be classed as “sustainable” or “transition” investments in Europe unless they meet emission limits which are so low that none are currently able to comply, according to draft EU rules seen by EURACTIV. The new standards will be...


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‘Efficiency first’ is top priority of draft EU energy strategy

Euractiv Summary Efficiency must be at the core of Europe’s energy policy, the European Commission says in a draft policy document outlining its vision of a more agile, low-carbon energy system powered chiefly by renewable electricity. With its energy system integration strategy, the...


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Green and Resilient go Hand in Hand in District Energy

Balkan Green Energy News Summary IN MOST COUNTRIES WHERE EBRD IS ACTIVE, THE PANDEMIC STRUCK WHEN THE WINTER WAS ENDING, SO THE CONSEQUENCES COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE. EXPERTS SAY GREEN AND RESILIENT IN DISTRICT ENERGY ARE NOT CONFLICTING OPTIONS AND THAT FOCUSING ON EFFICIENCY ALONE...


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Germany's Merkel wants green recovery from coronavirus crisis

Reuters Summary Governments should focus on climate protection when considering fiscal stimulus packages to support an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday. Her comments are the clearest sign yet that Merkel wants to combine the...


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Alarming Electricity Price Increase: EU Offering 60% Non-Reimbursable Funds for Cogeneration Plants (CHP)

BR Business Review Summary The European Union is offering 60% non-reimbursable funds for the heavy energy consumers, up to 15 mln. EUR, through the POIM 6.4 financing axis, which can be invested in developing their cogeneration plants of high efficiency (CHP). This will allow the companies...


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Open-Source Software to Support Low-Carbon District Energy Network Planning

TheMayor.eu Summary With an ambitious EU Green Deal on the table, providing secure, affordable and low carbon energy stays high on the priority list of local authorities to increase air quality and reach their energy and climate targets in 2030 and establish new ones by 2050. With heating...