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How the developer of a $1.4 billion real estate project plans to track its lofty goals

Fast Company Summary The plan for a major new $1.4 billion development on the waterfront in downtown Ottawa started like many big real estate projects, with the simple balancing of risk and return. Dream , the developer behind the project and one of Canada’s biggest real estate companies...

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How should governments offer subsidies for clean-energy heating?

EurekAlert! Summary Transitioning to low-carbon energy production is the biggest climate challenge to overcome. Many countries are already looking to adopt clean heating solutions more widely, with the International Energy Agency projecting that by 2045 nearly half of global heating will be...

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Cimco Completes Low-Charge Ammonia Heating/Cooling System for Canadian Community

Ammonia21 Summary Cimco Refrigeration, a Toronto, Canada-based industrial refrigeration contractor, has completed a low-charge ammonia/NH 3 (R717) heating/cooling system, to be linked to a district energy-sharing system for a planned community of 30,000 residents in Edmonton, Canada. ...

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of Spring 2021 Geothermal Collegiate Competition Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) announced the winners of the Geothermal Collegiate Competition , a national contest that engages students to develop innovative geothermic energy applications to heat and cool buildings,...

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Shoreline Energy Advisors Completes Development Cycle for Bridgeport Microgrid

Cision Summary Shoreline Energy Advisors (Shoreline) announces the sale of all Partnership Interests in the Bridgeport Micro-Grid LLC. Shoreline was the initial developer for the City of Bridgeport’s participation in the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment Protection’s ground...

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PG&E Commissions Microgrid Near Yosemite National Park

CleanTechnica Summary Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility company that serves much of northern California, has commissioned the first of many standalone microgrids in Mariposa county near Yosemite National Park. Built and installed by BoxPower, the remote grid will permanently...

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‘Tougher measures needed’ for the UK to reach net zero by 2050

Energy Live News Summary The UK government must enforce tougher measures if the country is to reach net zero by 2050. That is the conclusion from E.ON ’s new report, which claims the UK’s current trajectory will make its 2050 carbon goals unattainable. It emphasises the...

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Ørsted Plans Carbon Capture at Avedøre Power Station

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Ørsted owns and operates Avedøre Power Station. The combined heat and power plant consists of two wood pellet-fired units and a straw-fired unit that supply power to the Danish power grid and district heating to the Greater Copenhagen area. Ørsted and HOFOR...

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“De-Infrastructuring” in the Era of the 15-Minute City

Urbanland Summary The concept of the “15-minute city”—in which all human needs are within reach by walking or bicycling for 15 minutes or less—has gained momentum among urbanists, planners, designers, and policymakers. Brought to popularity by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo , who made it a...

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Lawmakers urge Pritzker to reconsider closing power plants Summary A bipartisan group of 52 Illinois lawmakers is urging Gov. J.B. Pritzker not to prematurely close not-for-profit coal-fired power plants, warning such a move would raise utility bills and eliminate jobs. They are asking that the plants operated by City, Water Light and...