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Linking the electricity, heat and gas networks key for a cost-effective energy transition

Hans Korteweg, COGEN Europe, EURACTIV Summary The European energy sector stands in front of a gargantuan task of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. Apart from the many technical challenges for achieving this ambitious goal, there is also a social and economic dimension to it. Policies must...


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Decarbonising heating 'requires an almost immediate start'

Johnny Bairstow, Energy News Live Summary The scale and complexity involved in transitioning to low carbon heat means an almost immediate start is required. That’s according to the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), which has published the outcomes from the first phase of its Smart...


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Europe district cooling market to be driven by a stringent regulatory framework, increasing awareness among customers about energy optimization to augment the industry outlook over 2018-2024

Ronak Bora, FRACTOVIA Summary Europe district cooling market, in recent times, has been witnessing an exponential growth graph, owing to the growing need for energy optimization and the massive deployment of these cooling systems across the continent. Given that the installation of these...


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District heating as the future of urban heating in Europe - Novi Sad Heating Plant leads by example

Dusan Macura, Balkan Green Energy News Summary What challenges lie ahead in the transition of conventional district heating systems and is district heating the future of urban heating in Europe? The vision of the development of Novi Sad Heating Plant, a regional leader by achieved performance...


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SELCHP reaches 25 years in operation

Will Date, LetsRecycle.com Summary The South East London Combined Heat and Power (SELCHP) facility, based in Lewisham, has reached its 25 th year in operation. The 440,000 tonnes per year facility became operational in February 1994 and is operated by Veolia Environmental Services –...


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District Heating 2.0

Ute de Groot, Youris.com Summary In the EU, the main use of energy by households is for heating their homes, and is therefore highly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. Today´s liberalised markets are focused on short-term return on capital, but energy infrastructure planning...


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Key ingredients for a smart urban district

Phys.org Summary Smart city expert Ali Vasallo Belver shares the lesson learnt from an innovative integrated retrofitting strategy across Europe As awareness grows about the need to live more sustainably, policy action towards "greening" our towns and cities is also more intense....


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EGEC - Europe's most innovative geothermal projects of 2018

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) has announced the endorsed nominations for the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2019, honouring the most innovative geothermal projects of 2018. The final candidates are (in...


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FORTIA ENERGIA and Statkraft sign first long-term PPA for large industrial consumers in Spain

GlobeNewswire, Nasdaq Summary Madrid/Düsseldorf, 21 January 2019. FORTIA ENERGIA, the Spanish energy sourcing platform for large industrial consumers, and Statkraft, the largest producer of renewable energy and leading market access provider in Europe, have signed the first long-term power...


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Portugal gets nod from EU for biomass energy support scheme

New Europe Online/KG Summary The energy support scheme for biomass will help Portugal increase the share of electricity produced from renewable sources to meet its climate targets. A Portuguese scheme to support biomass energy installations located close to forest areas regarded as...