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California City Stays Course on Gas-fired Repowering Project

Power Engineering Summary California may be headed to 100 percent renewables in future decades, but at least one city inside Los Angeles County is now committed to new gas-fired technology to ensure grid reliability. Late last month the city of Glendale approved a repowering project at the...


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We Need to Rethink the Way We Heat Ourselves. Here's why

Weforum.org Summary Half of our total energy consumption globally is used for the production of heat - for our homes, industrial purposes other applications. Most of this heat comes from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, and is responsible for a significant proportion of world...


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Canadian University to Expand Biomass Plant with Federal Investment

Bioenergy Insight Summary The University of British Columbia is to spend $20.4 million (€18.4 million) expanding its wood waste to energy plant, with an additional $7.6 million (€6.8 million) in federal support. The university built its initial biomass-fuelled research and demonstration...


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How Copenhagen Plans to reach carbon-neutral status in just six years

Fast Company Summary If you miss the metro as you walk up to a stop in central Copenhagen during rush hour, you won’t wait long for the next train: the automated system is designed to run every two minutes. It’s one way for the city to convince residents not to drive a car, and as the metro...


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Request for Proposal: San Antonio Water System: District Cooling System Business Case Consulting Services

Summary The San Antonio Water System (“SAWS”) is pursuing a request for proposals (“RFP”) seeking the services of a qualified consulting firm (“Respondent”) to assess the economic viability of the SAWS district cooling system, which includes its buildings, equipment, distribution systems,...


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How cities can stay cool on a warming Earth

George Sarraf, Christopher Decker, and Jad Moussalli, Strategy + Business Summary Air conditioning, a necessity of modern life, is unique because it perpetuates the very problem it solves. As the planet warms and as it prospers, more people demand air conditioning. Traditional systems consume...


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DEWA publishes Sustainability Report for 2019

Tom Oxtoby, MEP Middle East Summary Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has published its Sustainability Report for 2019. Now in its sixth edition, the annual document summarises the authority’s efforts to promote social and economic sustainability, as well as provide a...


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NuScale and Partner Universities Win Department of Energy Grants for Reactor Simulators

Business Wire Summary PORTLAND, Ore.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--NuScale Power today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded three grants to support the installation of a NuScale reactor plant simulator at each of Oregon State University, Texas A&M University-College...


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Murphy Highlights Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation as Manufacturer of the Week

Murphy.Senate.Gov Summary U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday, August 12th that Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation in Danbury is that week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Founded in 1920, Preferred Utilities specializes in the manufacturing of burners,...


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Scotland: City Launches Sewage Heat Recovery Project In Quest For Carbon Neutrality

aquaNOW.info Summary A new $7.3 Million USD district heating project in Stirling, Scotland, will provide low-cost, low-carbon heat from the city’s sewage. The project will save about 381 tons of carbon each year or about the equivalent of driving a car 1.5 million miles, and is part of...