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Second geothermal district heating system to be built in Champigny-sure-Marne

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary In Champigny-sur-Marne, a municipality in the southwest of the capital of France, Paris, the Coriance Group wins contract for the creation of a second geothermal heat network. ( location ) As a forerunner in the field of geothermal energy, Champigny...

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Dalkia to extend geothermal district heating in municipality near Paris

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary The local syndicate for heat production and distribution in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges and Valenton, in the Southeast of France’s capital Paris, has just signed a public service delegation (DSP) with Dalkia, a subsidiary of EDF, to extend and operate...

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Underground water pipes: Another way for cities to keep cool

Amelie Bottolier-Depois, Tech Explore Summary As Paris swelters in record-breaking heat, visitors to some of the French capital's iconic landmarks are being kept cool without even knowing it by a labyrinthine network of underground water pipes. With climate change making hot weather...

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Disneyland Paris Hopes To Get Glow From Solar Power

Christian Sylt, Forbes Summary Theme park operator Disneyland Paris has revealed that it is considering building a massive solar power plant which would supply 15% of the electricity at its sprawling site on the outskirts of Paris. It follows the recent opening of a similar facility at Walt...

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New "eco"-district in Paris, France to be fully heated by geothermal energy

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary Work is ongoing for the new eco-district in Paris, France which will be fully heated by geothermal energy. Built on a former railway wasteland, the eco-district Clichy Batignolles in the city of Paris, France is entirely heated by geothermal energy...

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ENGIE and Nexity to develop sustainable ‘eco-district’ in Paris

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News Image: Shutterstock Summary French utility ENGIE is teaming up with real estate developer Nexity to develop a sustainable “eco-district” in Paris. They have joined forces to transform a nine hectares plot of industrial land at La Garenne-Colombes...

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Paris is building the eco-community of the future right now. Here's how.

Susannah Shmurak, Ensia Photos Courtesy of © Sergio Grazia Summary Every so often an environmentally friendly building gives us a glimpse of the low-carbon future so many climate plans envision. With the development of Clichy-Batignolles , the city of Paris has created a...

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How Paris and Vienna are struggling to become the clean cities of the future

Pelle Matla, Energy Post Summary The success of the clean energy transition will depend to a large extent on the actions of local and regional authorities. Sustainability officers from Paris, Sabine Romon, and Vienna, Bernd Vogl, explain what clean energy goals they have set themselves and how...

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District Energy in Cities: Paris

Summary Paris is a densely populated, energy intensive city that is making real progress and commitments to reduce its impact on the environment. In 2004 the territory emitted 25 million tons CO 2 eq and in 2009 a reduction by 2% has been noted. The city is now looking to increase efforts post...