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Call for Proposals - IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating and Cooling

IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating and Cooling Summary The new IEA DHC call for proposals is out. Submission of 2-page proposal outlines is open until February 28 th 2020 . IEA DHC has proceeded since 1983 by means of three-year cost-shared annexes, and since 2011...


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Bee’ah Partners with Tabreed to Develop District Cooling Plants in Sharjah

ME Construction News Summary Bee’ah has signed a partnership agreement with the National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) to explore the development of large-scale district cooling projects in Sharjah. The agreement was signed during the World Future Energy Summit, held in Abu Dhabi and...


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EU to Allow State Aid for Coal Plant Exit, Low-CO2 Industry Shift

S&P Global Summary The European Commission is willing to approve national government aid to coal plant operators for closing early, and to manufacturers to decarbonize their production, to support the EU's 2050 carbon neutrality goal, it said. Many EU national governments, including...


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“Empowering youth is critical for UAE” says Abu Dhabi Department of Energy chairman

MEP Middle East Summary “Youth empowerment is paramount to the UAE’s growth”, said Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy (DoE) chairman HE Awaidha Al Marar on Monday. Speaking at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2020, Al Marar highlighted the importance of harnessing youths to achieve the...


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Energy Centre Opened as Newcastle Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions

ITV Summary A new Energy Centre has opened in Newcastle as the City Council aims to cut carbon emissions. The £20m District Energy Centre at the city’s Helix site will save 30,000 tonnes of carbon over 40 years. That is enough to fill Wembley Stadium 15 times. The opening comes just days...


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Water Street Tampa Unveils Innovative Cooling Facility

Patch Tampa, FL Summary Tampa-based real estate developer Strategic Property Partners LLC celebrated the official opening of the innovative district cooling facility at Water Street Tampa Wednesday. SPP hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and...


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Cogeneration Drivers According to IDEA

Cogeneration Channel Summary Which drivers motivated IDEA (International District Energy Association) members to opt for cogeneration? Definitely energy efficiency, emission reduction, resilience and reliability. Rob Thornton also tells us how the Association is identifying best practices for...


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Empower participates in the World Future Energy Summit 2020

MEP Middle East Summary Empower has announced its participation in the 13th edition of the World Future Energy Summit 2020, the world's largest annual conference on renewable and future energy solutions. The summit is being held from 13 to 16 January at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre...


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Getting Steamed: Mega-Plume Blossoms in Cold Weather at St. Paul Energy Plant

Post Bulletin Summary Almost everyone in the metro area has seen St. Paul’s largest thermometer. The enormous plume from the St. Paul District Energy plant rises and falls with every change in temperature. On a cold day, it’s like a colossus towering over the dozens of lesser plumes scattered...


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Toyota Unveils Plan to Build 'City of the Future' in Japan

Smart Cities Dive Summary Toyota announced plans to build a fully connected, prototype city of the future at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. A phased groundbreaking is expected early next year, and Denmark's Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) will be the architects. The 175-acre site, called Woven City...