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Finnish official: ‘Heating is far from being just a local issue’

Euractiv Summary Heating represents almost half (40%) of the EU’s total energy consumption. As such, it is also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, politicians seem reluctant to confront the issue head-on. Why is that? First of all, I want to underline that the...


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Geothermal Part of Plans to Make District Heating Carbon-Neutral in Espoo, Finland

Think Geoenergy Summary Fortum and the City of Espoo have committed to carbon-neutral district heating in the district heating network operating in the Espoo, Kauniainen and Kirkkonummi regions in the 2020s. Now the development work is being accelerated with a new intermediate goal to...


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Fortum Considers Possible Strategic Options for Its District Heating Businesses in Joensuu, Finland and in Parnu and Tartu, Estonia

Webwire Summary Fortum has decided to assess strategic options, including possible divestment, of its district heating and cooling businesses in Joensuu, Finland as well as in Pärnu (100% ownership) and Tartu (60% ownership), Estonia. In line with its strategy, Fortum continuously reviews its...


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1 GW capacity greenfield site announced for Finland

Will Calvert, DCD Summary Hanko Data Parks has announced a new hyperscale site in Inkoo, Finland with the capacity for up to 1GW of power on site. The greenfield site, which is owned by Finnish state-owned energy company Fortum, is part of a collection of greenfield sites set up by Hanko in...


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INNIO to Supply Six Jenbacher Gas Engines for Innovative Microgrid Project in Finland

AP News Summary JENBACH, Austria--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 1, 2019--INNIO* announced today that it will supply six Jenbacher* gas engines for the LEMENE microgrid project in Finland, helping the Finnish government reach its climate goal of having 100 percent of its energy come from renewable...


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Finland Approves 2029 Coal Ban For Energy Use

Joshua S Hill, CleanTechnica Summary Finland has brought forward its coal phase-out date by one year, according to reports, with the new deadline set for May 1, 2029, after which coal will be banned from use as an energy source except in an emergency. Reuters reported last Friday that...

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Aqua Secures Nordic Data Centre Deal

ResponseSource Summary Hampshire based engineering company, The Aqua Group, has been selected as a strategic partner to PVD Modular in a deal which will see at least seven off-the-grid data centres being built across Norway (three) and Finland (four) over the coming years. Aqua will...


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VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

Press Release, EurekAlert! Summary VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new...


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Valmet to deliver flue gas condensing and asphaltene combustion systems for Seudun Energiantuotanto, Finland

GlobeNewswire, Nasdaq Summary Valmet Oyj's press release on January 10, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. EET Valmet will supply flue gas condensing and asphaltene combustion systems to Finnish energy company Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto Oy (TSE). The systems will be installed at the NA4 power plant unit in...


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Finland has geothermal heating plans for a local district heating system

Tami Hood, Hydrogen Fuel News Summary The Nordic country's new geothermal project has been planned at Tampere, Finland. The new geothermal heating project that has been planned will result in the drilling of deep geothermal wells targeting a depth of 7-8,000 meters (4.3 – 4.9 miles)...