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President Biden Invites Johnson Controls CEO to Speak at Leaders Summit on Climate Change

PR Newswire Summary Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, today announced that its chairman and CEO George Oliver has been invited by U.S. President Joe Biden to participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate. The...

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A Recovery for All of Us: Mayor de Blasio Announces Path to Provide Geothermal Utility Service

NYC Summary To accelerate the transition from fossil fuel energy sources to a city that runs on clean energy technologies, Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced several critical steps the City will take to advance the implementation and integration of district geothermal systems. Geothermal...

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Cities Confront Climate Challenge: How to Move from Gas to Electricity?

Yale Environment 360 Summary In 1836, Philadelphians mostly used whale oil and candles to light their homes and businesses. That year, the newly formed Philadelphia Gas Works caused a stir when it lit 46 downtown street lamps with gas made from coal in its plant on the Schuylkill River. By...

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IEA Webinar - “Hybrid Energy Networks”: Integrating district heating and cooling networks with the electricity and gas grid

IEA Webinar Summary The integration of the different energy networks, such as electricity, gas and heating/ cooling is considered as one of the key measures for decarbonizing the energy system. Although district heating and cooling (DHC) networks traditionally have strong links to...

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Abu Dhabi issues first district cooling licence to Saadiyat Cooling

Gulf Business Summary The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) issued its first district cooling (DC) licence to the Saadiyat Cooling LLC (SCL), which serves Saadiyat Island, including Saadiyat Beach, and Saadiyat Cultural District. According to the DoE’s statement, reported by state news...

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It is time to unleash the potential of geothermal energy

The Salt Lake Tribune Summary A groundbreaking renewable energy project is taking place near the small town of Milford, Utah, that could change the energy landscape of America forever. With funding from the Department of Energy, researchers at Utah’s Frontier Observatory for Research...

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New joint venture targets utilization of shallower geothermal resources

Think GeoEnergy Summary In a release New-Zealand based international geothermal advisors, JRG Energy Consultants and Geo Industry Heat , a Spanish-based direct-use company, have announced a collaboration on strategic initiatives for the geothermal industry. Both companies have...

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Dubai's district cooling saves 650GWh of power in 2020

Trade Arabia Summary Nearly 650GWh of electricity savings has been recorded by the use of district cooling in Dubai in 2020, which is in excess of the annual savings target of 420GWh, participants heard at a meeting of the Association of District Cooling Operators Dubai. The third...

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Europe’s projected wood pellet growth will put pressure on raw material markets

Canadian Biomass Summary Europes’s pellet industry is expected to show strong growth through to at least 2025, according to Wood Resources International. Factors said to drive the growth include ambitious and rising targets for renewable energy supply in the European Union, the important...

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Banking on ‘green’ for energy independence

Juneau Empire Summary With the aim of increasing the state’s energy independence, Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduced a bill last week that would create a so-called “green bank” to help fund sustainable energy projects in the state. Alaska has similar investment programs for other industries,...