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The Bulgarian Eco-Ministry will Provide BGN 111 Million to 7 Municipalities to Improve Air Quality

Novinte Summary The Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) announced the procedure through direct award of grants "Measures for improving the quality of the air" totaling BGN 111,442,101.58. The money is under the Operational Program "Environment 2014-2020" and the beneficiaries of the...

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Food waste will be used to heat homes under €77m climate project

Paul Melia, Summary Hybrid trains and the roll-out of fast chargers for electric cars are among the flagship projects to be delivered using a €77m award from the Climate Action Fund. District heating systems to power thousands of homes and businesses and more efficient...

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DC votes in favor of the nation's most aggressive 100% renewable energy target

Christian Roselund, PV Magazine Summary The nation’s capitol is close to mandating that PEPCO serve the district’s entire electric demand with renewables by 2032 – and that all vehicle fleets in the city go 100% low-or-zero emissions by 2045. But the bill isn’t done yet. On the same day...

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Dubai's district cooling sector to be regulated for disputes, licensing by 2018 end

MEP Middle East Summary Faisal Rashid, director, Demand Side Management, Supreme Council of Energy, spoke to MEP Middle East on Demand Side Management's role for the district cooling sector. Regulations for the district cooling sector will be in place by the end of 2018, said Faisal Rashid...

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Scottish government sticks with 2040 energy efficiency target

David Blackman, Utility Week Summary The Scottish government has defied its own parliament by pressing ahead with its plans that all homes north of the border must meet an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of band C by 2040. The Scottish parliament voted in May to bring forward to...

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Full decarbonisation of heating and cooling is cost-effective with existing technologies, says EU research

Euroheat & Power Summary Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE4), an EU-funded research initiative, proves that the heating and cooling sector can be fully decarbonised based on technologies and approaches which already exist, are market-ready and have successfully been implemented in Europe. The...

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Geothermal energy could help meet 30% of demand for district heating in Turkey

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary Turkey could fuel up to 30% of its district heating demand with geothermal energy and save up to 20% of its gas imports, so the Consul General of Denmark to Turkey. According to Danish Consul General Anette Snedgaard Galskjot, Turkey could cut its...

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The Latest: EPA holds hearing on rollback of methane rules

Associated Press, Energy Central News Summary DENVER (AP) — The Latest on an EPA public hearing on methane pollution rules (all times local): 1 p.m. People who live near oil and gas wells are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to roll back Obama-era rules for...

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UK Government energy decisions critical to cutting carbon emissions: experts

Emily Beament, Gibraltar Chronicle Summary Governments must make decisions “as of today” to drive the world towards clean energy in a bid to cut carbon emissions and improve air quality, the International Energy Agency has said. The latest World Energy Outlook from the IEA reveals that more...

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MRC Submits Comments to FERC in Response to Reliability Pricing Model Submitted by PJM

On November 6, 2018, the MRC filed comments to FERC in response to the proposal for revisions to its Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) submitted by PJM in response to the Commission's "Capacity Order" dated June 29, 2018. #MRC #FederalPolicy #PolicyandRegulation ...

MRC Comments EL16-49 et al.pdf