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Triple Point courts investors for UK district heating

Rachel Fixsen, IPE Real Assets Summary When Triple Point Investment Management won the contract to be the delivery partner for the UK government’s investment in heating networks, project director Ken Hunnisett realised much of the hard work had already been done. “One assertion we made in our...


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Taking the Heat

Lucy Stewardson, World Cement Summary Introduction Given the need to reduce carbon emissions, protect the environment, and reduce fossil fuel consumption, waste heat recovery (WHR) is becoming increasingly important. Green’s has completed recent WHR projects that have required the design...


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Analysis: Scotland still relies on fossil fuels

Tom Freeman, Holyrood Summary If you live in Copenhagen or one of the Danish capital’s surrounding towns, it is extremely unlikely you will have a boiler stowed away under the stairs to heat your home. Instead, pipes come directly into your house from a heating network which serves the...


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Tower of Light set to start as budget balloons

Charlie Schouten, North West Place Summary Manchester’s Civic Quarter Heat Network, featuring a Tonkin Liu-designed ‘Tower of Light’, is set to get under way, although the project’s budget has nearly doubled in the last 18 months. The heat network is designed to provide a number of key...


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Betting on a new way to make concrete that doesn't pollute

Stanley Reed, The New York Times Summary LEIGHTON BUZZARD, England — Just after sunrise, a concrete plant located in a muddy industrial zone north of London stirs to life. Workers in orange suits and hard hats watch through a protective window as a machine presses what looks like red sand...


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New district energy network set for Manchester's Strategic Corridor

Neil Hodgson, The Business Deck Summary A new and innovative energy project providing low-carbon heat and electricity to the City of Manchester is being pioneered as part of a major new development in the strategically important Southern Corridor of the city. Manchester Energy Partnership...


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Geothermal energy could be part of the solution to fill the UK's energy void

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary The London Branch of the Society of Petroleum Engineers features an article describing geothermal energy as part of the solution to fill the UK's energy void. With declining hydrocarbon resources in the country and existing skillsets to develop...


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Funding secured for Bridgewater EfW plant

Elizabeth Slow, Letsrecycle.com Summary Infrastructure investor, Equitix, and environmental investment firm Iona Capital, have announced the planned development of a £72 million energy from waste facility in Bridgwater, Somerset. The 7.7MW Resource Recovery facility will process around 100...


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Crawley energy centre to provide heating and electricity to town centre developments

Karen Dunn, Crawley and Horley Observer Summary An energy centre which could provide heating and electricity to developments throughout the town centre is to be built at the back of Crawley Town Hall. Plans for the District Energy Centre building, complete with control room, pipework and...


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Kneejerk RHI proposals could jeopardise renewable heat targets

Neil Harrison, Business Green Summary Wood Heat Association chair Neil Harrison argues the end of RHI support for biomass in urban areas is misguided The UK may be on track to exceed its renewable electricity targets by 2020, but just six per cent of our heat comes from renewable sources -...