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Can a large-scale heat pump keep Berlin warm?

Energy Live News Summary Siemens Energy and Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG have partnered to build a large-scale high-temperature heat pump that will generate green district heating in Berlin. The technology will generate heat from waste heat and renewable electricity and feed it...


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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces $15 Million Available for Piloting Community Thermal Systems to Reduce Billions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that up to $15 million is available through a new program to pilot the use of community thermal systems to reduce buildings' greenhouse gas emissions. The new Community Heat Pump Systems Pilot Program will accept proposals to study, design and construct...


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Aalborg CSP Receives Order for Integrated Heat Pump System for District Heating Plant in Denmark

Geothermal Summary Danish renewable energy specialist Aalborg CSP A/S has received a new order for a customised 1.2 MW integrated electrical heat pump system for a district heating system operated Saltum Fjernvarme. With this new system, Aalborg CSP continues its deployment of...


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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...


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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...


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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...

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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...

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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...

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