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Renewable district energy: cities' first step towards decarbonisation

Phys.org Summary As sustainable energy moves up the political agenda, low carbon solutions for heating and cooling are coming to the fore. District heating in Dresden is turning greener thanks to the Innovation Power Plant Reick Decarbonization and efficiency of the energy production...


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As Temps Rise, Europe Considers A/C. That Could Make The World Even Hotter.

Naomi Snyder, Huffington Post Summary When Alison Fullerton and her husband Jay lived in Europe for three years, it was gripped by a series of summer heatwaves. The couple ― who have since moved back to Tennessee ― bought a cute, portable air conditioner they called R2D2 because their house...


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Achieving the EU's climate and energy policy objectives

Lydia Woellwarth, World Pipelines Summary During the workshops, operators presented their strategies and plans to expand their gas infrastructure, which are aimed at achieving the EU's energy and climate policy objectives. The discussion on the search for optimal solutions in the long term was...


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Revealed: The Tax Hitch Slowing Efforts to Grow District Heating

The Herald Summary The Scottish Government, for example, will start phasing out fossil fuels for warming new homes as early as 2024. But there is a hitch. One of the most obvious alternatives to inefficient single-home gas boilers are district heating systems, where hot water is pumped around...


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Ambitious large scale geothermal district heating project kicking off in Szeged, Hungary

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary With the investment of HUF 22 billion (around EUR 67m), with the help of the EU, a geothermal heating system will be developed in several parts of Szeged, thanks to the development the amount of gas used for district heating and carbon dioxide will be...


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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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Stadtwerke München to slash emissions with GE upgrade

Power Engineering Summary Munich-based power producer Stadtwerke München (SWM) has chosen GE’s 9EMax gas turbine upgrade solution to be deployed in its cogeneration plant Heizkraftwerk-Süd (HKW-Süd). The purpose of the upgrade is to reduce fuel costs, as well as increase power output by...


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Natural Power and FVB Form a Strategic Partnership

Altenergymag.com Summary Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, and Swedish district energy consultant and design engineering expert, FVB, have formed a strategic partnership to further the advancement of district heating projects in the UK and Ireland. The...


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Germany's Leipzig City to Exit Lignite-fired Heating by 2022

S&P Global Summary The German city of Leipzig plans to invest Eur300 million ($330 million) in gas-fired generation, renewables and heat storage to exit lignite-fired heating supply by 2022, it said Monday. Some 80% of the city's heat demand is currently provided by the Lippendorf lignite...


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E.ON to Provide UK Residential Customers with 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Electricity provider E.ON has announced it is now providing all of its 3.3 million residential customers across Britain with a 100 percent renewable electricity supply – on all tariffs as standard, and at no extra cost. The move follows research showing 61...