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Data centers are wasting heat that could warm homes and businesses

Quartz Summary As more of our lives move online, power-hungry data centers are multiplying. Already, the servers that run weather models, fuel financial markets, and store Facebook statuses soak up about 1% of the world’s electricity. By the end of the decade, they could use as much as 20...


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Transforming homes into power stations - how Sweden is disrupting energy production

World Economic Forum Summary By 2030, almost a third of all the energy consumed in the European Union must come from renewable sources, according to binding targets agreed in 2018 . Sweden is helping lead the way. As well as targeting 100% renewable electricity production by...


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Transforming homes into power stations - how Sweden is disrupting energy production

World Economic Forum Summary By 2030, almost a third of all the energy consumed in the European Union must come from renewable sources, according to binding targets agreed in 2018 . Sweden is helping lead the way. As well as targeting 100% renewable electricity production by 2040,...


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Absolicon gets grant for solar thermal demo plant in Sweden

Renewables Now Summary The Swedish Energy Agency has made a EUR-800,000 (USD 877,000) grant to Absolicon Solar Collector AB for what the latter says will be Europe’s largest solar thermal field for district heating with small concentrated parabolic troughs. The project in question will be...


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Swiss heating coop plans to invest $51m in expansion of geothermal district heating

ThinkGeoEnergy Summary Wärmeverbund Riehen, a local heating coop in the Swiss-German border region is looking at expanding its geothermal district heating operations with planned additional drilling and an investment of up to USD 51 million. The local heating cooperation in Riehen , a...


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In One Week, Both Sweden and Austria Celebrated the Closing of Their Last Coal Plants

Good News Summary Conservationists are celebrating yet another environmental milestone as the last polluting coal-fired power plants in Austria and Sweden closed their doors. Sweden’s original commitment to stop using coal was a target the country wanted to achieve by 2022,...


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Sweden adds name to growing list of coal-free states in Europe

Euractiv Summary Sweden has become the third European country to eliminate coal from electricity production, after its last coal power plant permanently closed two years ahead of schedule last week. Stockholm Exergi AB’s Värtaverket plant closed its coal-fired cogeneration plant, calling...


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Vattenfall selects Eliq for unique customer engagement in district heating project

Smart Energy International Summary Swedish power company Vattenfall has partnered with Eliq to trial new technology for customer engagement and optimisation of district heating in homes . District heating networks can contribute to a smart and decarbonised energy...


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Mission Zero Waste

Keith Loria, Biomass Magazine Summary Fueled by population growth and a growing global economy, waste volumes around the world continue to escalate. In response, many countries have beefed up their efforts to increase recycling rates and implement more waste-to-energy (WTE) initiatives. ...


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Geminor Begins Bulk RDF Shipments to Swedish Waste to Energy Plant

Ben Messenger, Waste Management World Summary Northern Irish waste and recycling firm, Geminor, has made its first bulk shipment of RDF to the Landskrona Energi waste to energy facility in the south-western corner of Sweden. Geminor explained that the boiler at Landskrona Energi district...