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'Next five years are critical': Report urges government to beef up green heat plans

Catherine Early, Business Green Summary New green heat technologies, such as heat pumps, combined heat and power systems, district heating, hydrogen and biogas, coupled with smart controls and financial innovation, could revolutionise home heating and put the UK on track to meet its net zero...


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Waste water turned into district heating

Christian Risborg and Niels Bahnsen, NIRAS Summary With an innovative heat pump solution, Kalundborg Utility utilises wastewater from a sewage treatment plant to produce district heating. The sewage treatment plants have the potential to become the energy producers of the future, a report by...


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Moving from R.E.C.s, the College's Plan to Reach Carbon Neutrality

Bastiaan Phair, The PHOENIX Summary In 1999 the college began purchasing renewable energy certificates, and the college’s 2012 “Climate Action Plan” cited Renewable Energy Credits (R.E.C.s) as a necessary tool to offset those greenhouse gas emissions associated with the generation of...


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River Leven could power Dumbarton homes and businesses

Jenny Foulds, Daily Record Summary A major groundbreaking green scheme to heat homes and businesses – powered by the River Leven – could be launched at Lomondgate. Strathleven Regeneration CIC (SRCIC), which has been regenerating the former J&B bottling plant and associated land off the...


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Alaska district-heating project with CO2 heat pumps underway

Michael Garry, R774 Summary A grant-supported district-heating system in Seward, Alaska, that employs six water-source Mayekawa CO2heat pumps is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, according to the energy consultant working on the project. The heat pumps will provide heating to four...

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Innovative District Ground Source System Wins Industry 'Oscar'

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary A low-carbon renewable energy scheme involving the retrofit of ground source heat pumps into 400 flats in eight tower blocks in the London Borough of Enfield has been named District Heating Project Of The Year at the 25 th annual H&V News Awards held on...

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Ammonia to heat homes in the Netherlands

Charlotte McLaughlin, AMMONIA21 Summary Hengelo, a Dutch city in the east, has nearly completed a new district-heating network using ammonia heat pump technology. “We have delivered our second decentralised energy centre: ‘DEC Noord’,” Rolf Broekman, a consultant at Qirion, told ammonia21.com...

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5 MW ammonia heat pump to warm Copenhagen

Charlotte McLaughlin, Ammonia 21 Summary A new 5 MW ammonia heat pump, inaugurated this week, will service 1,100 households in Copenhagen. This week (2 April), Copenhagen utility provider HOFOR, CTR (a Copenhagen heat purchaser providing district heating), VEKS (a Danish supplier of excess...

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First townhomes in Blatchford development now for sale, city says

Natasha Riebe, CBC News Summary Construction will begin this spring on the first 43 townhomes in Blatchford on the former City Centre Airport land, city officials announced Wednesday. The new community's first residents are expected to move in by the end of the year, or the beginning of 2020....


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Ground Source Heat Pumps to Help Cut Housing Association's CO2 Emissions

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary A landmark order by Together Housing to replace night storage heater with ground source heat pumps in over 700 dwellings across Lancashire and Yorkshire, is the largest single order of its kind in the UK. UK manufacturer, Kensa Heat Pumps , and...