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AP Moller Holdings teaming up with Danfoss for geothermal heating development in Denmark

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Winter view in Copenhagen, Denmark (source: flickr/ Kristoffer Trolle, creative commons) Summary In an release shared today, Danish company AP Moller Holdings, the investment arm of the A.P. Moller Foundation, connected to one of the largest shipping...


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More than 10,000 homes heated by geothermal energy in Grigny and Viry-Châtillon, France

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Geothermal heating plant of Sipperec in Rosny-sous-Bois, France (source: SIPPEREC) Summary Inaugurated earlier this month, the new heating network Grigny and Viry Chatillon already produces 124 GWh heat on an annual basis, the equivalent of heating...


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Calls for greater recognition for cogeneration

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary EU leaders failed to agree on a new energy efficiency target, despite negotiations going on to the early hours on Wednesday night last. The importance of the sector and cogeneration’s place within it was a key point of discussion at COGEN...


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Electrifying Europe and the need for Collaboration in Decarbonizing Heat

Jacob Klimstra, Electric Light and Power Summary In the quest for greener energy supplies and decarbonization, heating is a major focus. It is widely understood that it is necessary to eliminate or at least reduce the need for gas and oil to heat buildings. The solution needs to deliver...


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Cooling targets for renewable energy use set out in new EU directive

Neil Merrett, RAC Plus Summary A new European Commission agreement to ensure renewable energy accounts for at least 32 per cent of the EU’s overall power needs by 2030 has been published. The proposals include specific provisions for cooling and heating functions that will come into effect...


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Geothermal energy and its key role for Europe – EGEC’s 7th Annual Geothermal Market Report

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Installed geothermal capacity in Europe - power & heating 2017 (source: EGEC) Summary EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, has published the seventh edition of its annual study evaluating the development of the geothermal sector in Europe...


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Siemens to design self-sufficient microgrid in Finland

Renewables Now Summary German engineering group Siemens AG has won a contract to design and engineer a self-sufficient smart medium-voltage microgrid in Finland for local district heating firm Lempäälän Energia Oy. The Lemene project calls for the installation of a grid in the Marjamäki...


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Germany awards 112 MW in CHP tenders

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Germany has awarded contracts for just under 21 MW in its first tender for ‘innovative combined heat and power (CHP) systems’. The country’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) said seven bids totalling around 23 MW had been received, but...


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Southeast London in line to gain new heat network

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary The borough of Lewisham in southeast London is examining the potential for a new district heat network . The borough has taken the first steps in developing the project with energy potentially being generated from the area’s waste...


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Plans announced for further geothermal power and heating development in Hungary

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Turawell geothermal plant, Hungary (source: KS Orka) Summary Announced today, KS ORKA will continue with geothermal development in Hungary, planning with additional development of 40 MW in geothermal power and 100 MWth in geothermal heating capacity....