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Secretary Brouillette Announces ARIES — a Visionary Energy Research Platform

Energy.Gov Summary Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced the launch of the Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) platform at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). ARIES is a cutting-edge research platform...


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OSIsoft Releases PXiSE Case Study for Campus Microgrid

PXiSE Summary Even before the 2017 and 2018 fire seasons ravaged California with some of the most devastating fires in the state’s history, Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) in northern California understood the importance of sustainable energy production. The intensity of the fires, widely...


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What the £30m Headrow renovation will look like when it's done

University of Strathclyde Summary A new animation showing what the Headrow will look like after its £30m renovation has been revealed. The scheme, set to be completed in spring 2021, will feature wider pavements for pedestrians as well as safer crossings and cycle ways. Buses will...


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Is burning rubbish a sustainable landfill alternative?

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Summary Perhaps unsurprisingly, the country has one of the cleanest records in the world when it comes to this particular metric. The UK and France, by comparison, send a respective 28% and 22% of their collected refuse to landfill sites, where it...


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Dubai hotels given more time to accomplish ESG drive

Zawya Summary Dubai’s hotels now have until next year to reduce their carbon footprint, as part of a government initiative to promote environmental sustainability and reduce the impact of businesses on the climate. The emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM)...


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Emicool to discount bills for certain customers in response to COVID-19

Middle East Construction News Summary A seven percent discount on declared load for the three-month period from August to October is being offered by Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) to residential, commercial and industrial customers. The move is said to be part of phase two of Emicool...


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How defunct coal mines could heat UK homes

Mining Technology Summary In a country with no operational coal mines, the UK Coal Authority has proposed to once again turn these operations to heating homes and businesses. But this time, they will not provide coal for burning. The plan, to take warm water from flooded mines, would turn...


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Savosolar inks contract to deliver solar thermal system won in French tender

Renewables Now Summary Finland’s Savosolar Oyj has finalised the agreement with French energy group NewHeat SAS for the turn-key delivery of a solar thermal field for district heating in Narbonne, France. The solar thermal systems builder secured the contract in a tender in which it was...


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Government funds 'trail blazing' heating network for Invercargill CBD

Stuff Summary Great South has hailed a ‘’trail blazing’’ programme in which the Government has agreed to fund a multi-million-dollar renewable heating network for central Invercargill which will benefit businesses, the environment and create jobs. The project, called the Invercargill...


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Study in Germany on flexibility of combined geothermal heat and power generation

ThinkGeoEnergy Summary The Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) of Germany has shared a new study on deep geothermal energy on its website. It examines the extent to which geothermal-based electricity and heat systems can be used to flexibly cover electricity requirements and, above...