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How Paris and Vienna are struggling to become the clean cities of the future

Pelle Matla, Energy Post Summary The success of the clean energy transition will depend to a large extent on the actions of local and regional authorities. Sustainability officers from Paris, Sabine Romon, and Vienna, Bernd Vogl, explain what clean energy goals they have set themselves and how...


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Engie inaugurates second largest heat network in France

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy July 17, 2017 Summary Engie has inaugurated a 26.5 MW biomass boiler unit at a district heating plant that serves 40,000 housing units located in four municipalities, including the city of Saint-Denis and towns of Stains, Pierrefitte and L’Ile-Saint...


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France to close up to 17 nuclear power stations

EnergyCentral July 11, 2017 Summary France is to close up to 17 nuclear power stations to reach the government's target of 50 percent nuclear power by 2015, Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Monday, July 10. Full Article Continue Reading #Fuels #News #France ...


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Drilling started for new geothermal power & heat project in Alsace, France

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy June 26, 2017 Summary Announced already two weeks ago, drilling has officially started for the first power and heat co-generation plant from deep geothermal resources in Vendenheim-Reichstett, part of the Europmetropole of Strasbourg in Alsace, France. “We...


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District Energy in Cities: Paris

Summary Paris is a densely populated, energy intensive city that is making real progress and commitments to reduce its impact on the environment. In 2004 the territory emitted 25 million tons CO 2 eq and in 2009 a reduction by 2% has been noted. The city is now looking to increase efforts post...

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