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Research gauges use of buildings to store energy in a bid towards climate-neutral targets

TMR Research Blog Summary In Denmark, three PhD students at Aarhus University talk about their research in a bid to help the country meet its climate-neutral target by 2050. In fact, for practical purposes, people of Denmark love district heating. Been present for more than 100 years,...


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This Is How Singapore Keeps Its Cool as the City Heats Up

Bloomberg CityLab Summary Perhaps that’s understandable. The Southeast Asian financial center has been heating up twice as fast as the world average over the past six decades, according to government data. And that’s in a city just 85 miles north of the equator, where daily temperatures...


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Cattle farming WA town recognised for advanced distributed energy resource microgrid

PV Magazine Summary Successfully integrating traditional thermal generation with solar PV and battery storage systems, state government-owned utility provider Horizon Power was on Monday awarded the 2020 Australian Institute of Project Management Achievement Award in the category of...


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Nearly a quarter of Brits ‘live above unused coal mines with low carbon heat potential’

Energy News Live Summary Almost a quarter of the UK’s population lives above abandoned coal mines that could be used to warm homes and public buildings with low carbon heating. That’s according to the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Coal Authority, which suggest mines are warmed by...


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Geothermal energy could be solving the energy dilemma of European cities

Think GeoEnergy Summary Cities dominate energy demand. About 74% of Europe’s population lives in cities, and urban areas account for 60-80% of carbon emissions.[1] Weaning our cities off fossil fuels and replacing these with geothermal and other renewables is key. Geothermal district...


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Agreement for £230m UK waste-to-energy plant

The Chemical Engineer Summary MAJOR port group PD Port and Wentworth Clean Power (WCP) have entered an agreement for a project to develop a £230m (US$307.7m) waste-to-energy plant in Teesside, UK. The state-of-the-art facility will have capacity for 300,000 t/y of feedstock and will...


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How to build a zero-carbon skyscraper

Fast Company Summary A typical skyscraper has a massive carbon footprint, both embedded in the production of materials such as concrete and steel and from the energy used to keep it running. But if this new, conceptual 105-story skyscraper is built, it could operate with essentially no...


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Germany energy regulator to close 4,788MW of coal plants

Energy Summary Germany’s energy regulator says as much as 4,788MW of coal-fired power generation capacity will cease to be marketable from January 1, as part of a policy to take carbon-polluting capacity out of the market, according to a Reuters report. The move reflects Germany’s...


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FERC Proposes New Treatment of Fuel Cells Under PURPA

The National Law Review Summary Comments for FERC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Fuel Cell Energy Output (“NOPR”) were due November 25, 2020. [1] In the NOPR, FERC proposes to modify its regulations for qualifying facility (“QF”) status under the Public Utility Regulatory...


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Romania to benefit, 2021 to 2030, from financing of approximately 6 billion euros through Modernization Fund

ActMedia Summary Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said that Romania will benefit from European funding estimated at approximately 6 billion euros, through the Modernization Fund, in the period 2021-2030, and the funds will be allocated, in particular, to investments in cogeneration production...