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District Energy Strategy in Colombia

Summary The strategy of energy districts in Colombia is implemented as an alternative for the air conditioning sector transformation, which aims to the sustainable development and the fulfillment of the environmental and energy efficiency goals. The strategy has allowed the implementation of...


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Calls for greater recognition for cogeneration

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary EU leaders failed to agree on a new energy efficiency target, despite negotiations going on to the early hours on Wednesday night last. The importance of the sector and cogeneration’s place within it was a key point of discussion at COGEN...

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Electrifying Europe and the need for Collaboration in Decarbonizing Heat

Jacob Klimstra, Electric Light and Power Summary In the quest for greener energy supplies and decarbonization, heating is a major focus. It is widely understood that it is necessary to eliminate or at least reduce the need for gas and oil to heat buildings. The solution needs to deliver...

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Cooling targets for renewable energy use set out in new EU directive

Neil Merrett, RAC Plus Summary A new European Commission agreement to ensure renewable energy accounts for at least 32 per cent of the EU’s overall power needs by 2030 has been published. The proposals include specific provisions for cooling and heating functions that will come into effect...

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Geothermal energy and its key role for Europe – EGEC’s 7th Annual Geothermal Market Report

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Installed geothermal capacity in Europe - power & heating 2017 (source: EGEC) Summary EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, has published the seventh edition of its annual study evaluating the development of the geothermal sector in Europe...

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Empower participates in 109th IDEA conference in Canada

MEP Middle East The panel titled "Global Impact" highlighted Dubai’s achievements in the district cooling industry, its solutions and innovations. Summary hmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, is taking part in the "Global Industry Leaders Plenary...

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District Heating Falls to its Lowest Price Ever in Denmark

Jason Deign, Greentech Media Photo Credit: Shutterstock Summary Figures released this month show the cost of district heating has fallen to its lowest-ever level in Denmark. Cheap renewable energy was not directly responsible for the milestone, however. Instead, low spot market prices,...

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Getting to grips with Germany’s CHP regulations

GlobalData Energy, Power Technology To date, the country's CHP plants obtained funding support for cogeneration involving a capacity of up to 50 kilowatt(kw) and a time period of ten years. Credit: Courtesy of Christian Schröder Summary Germany has been undertaking measures to decarbonise...

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The European Files: A New Ambition For Energy Efficiency in Europe

Summary The COP21 and the resulting Paris Agreement outlines an objective to ensure sustainable human progress and economic growth across the world. This objective to limit the increase in global average temperature well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels is born out of a necessity to...

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Europe gets Energy Smart

Peter Judge, Datacenter Dynamics Summary Europe has a large population spread across multiple countries - there are 28 in the European Union and around 50 in the continent as a whole - with a huge and growing demand for mobile and digital services. The nations have a wide array of energy...