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Contracts to be signed for the district heating network scheme

Echo.ie Summary Amazon Web Services (AWS) has designed its data centre off the Belgard Road with renewable energy in mind and the scheme will see excess heat generated by servers farmed and redistributed to provide low-cost hot water and heating to buildings throughout Tallaght. The use of...


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What 'net-zero carbon' really means for cities

BBC Summary London, like the rest of the UK, is committed to becoming net-zero carbon by 2050 . That means greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions would be dramatically slashed and any remaining emissions offset, neutralising environmental impact and slowing climate change. But how does a city...


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CyrusOne to research waste heat reuse at Amsterdam I data center

DCD Summary CyrusOne is partnering with the Municipality of Haarlem and business park PolanenPark to research capturing waste heat at its Amsterdam I data center. The data center REIT is examining the economic and technical feasibility of taking residual heat from the facility's water...


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Hull fires up low carbon district heating vision

Business Green Summary Thousands of Hull residents could soon be enjoying low carbon heat, as a multi-million-pound heating network project this week took a step closer to reality. The Hull District Heating Project is designed to provide heating for homes, offices, and other buildings...


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Sustainable energy project to heat over 1,000 London homes

News Letter Summary Bunhill 2 Energy Centre was commissioned by Islington Borough Council as part of the expansion of its pioneering district heating network. The project is the first in the world to take waste heat from the London Underground train network and use it to provide lower...


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NEC selects Centrica for Birmingham energy resilience project

Smart Energy International Summary The project will see the UK’s leading events venue generate its power needs onsite. As part of the Energy-as-a-Service contract signed, Centrica will provide heat and power to the NEC site through the design, installation, operation and maintenance of...


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What the £30m Headrow renovation will look like when it's done

University of Strathclyde Summary A new animation showing what the Headrow will look like after its £30m renovation has been revealed. The scheme, set to be completed in spring 2021, will feature wider pavements for pedestrians as well as safer crossings and cycle ways. Buses will...


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Is burning rubbish a sustainable landfill alternative?

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Summary Perhaps unsurprisingly, the country has one of the cleanest records in the world when it comes to this particular metric. The UK and France, by comparison, send a respective 28% and 22% of their collected refuse to landfill sites, where it...


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More details emerge about plans to build huge waste incinerator on site of Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station

Nottinghamshire Live Summary More details have been revealed about a huge new £330 million power station which could be built on the site of the current Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station. While the current station is coal-powered and has operated for more than 50 years, the proposed new...


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How green energy saves a fortune

Edinburgh News Summary District heating schemes reduce carbon emissions and also save customers money, writes Gavin Corbett. Energy isn’t sexy. That may come as something of a shock. Bring together a bunch of energy enthusiasts and you will be soon be drowning in a sea of acronyms and a...