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BIG opens Copenhill power plant topped with rooftop ski slope in Copenhagen

Lizzie Crook, De Zeen Summary BIG has completed the "cleanest waste-to-energy power plant in the world" in Copenhagen, Denmark, which is topped by an artificial ski slope that is open all year round. CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke, is a power plant located on an...


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CopenHill Energy Plant and Urban Recreation Center

Arch Daily Summary CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke, opens as a new breed of waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, hiking trail and climbing wall, embodying the notion of hedonistic sustainability while aligning with Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral...


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Nottingham City Homes takes on District Heating Management

West Bridgford Wire Summary Nottingham City Homes (NCH), the arms-length company that looks after the councils social housing stock, will be maintaining the District Heating system in almost three thousand homes across Nottingham as of the 1 October. The Nottingham District Heating Scheme...


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US Waste-to-Energy Plant Given Extra Year to Obtain State Tax Credits

Bioenergy Insight Summary A waste-to-energy plant in Oregon, US has been given an extra year to obtain state tax credits. An article by Salem Reporter said Commissioners Kevin Cameron, Sam Brentano and Colm Willis agreed to extend the plant’s contract in a deal with the plant’s parent...


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Where Does Our Garbage Go?

Alexander Morse, Rockefeller Institute of Government Summary The United States produces more garbage today than it ever has. In 2015 (the most recent data available), the US generated more than 262 million tons of municipal trash, an increase of 4.5 percent from the 2010 annual total and...


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Scotland: City Launches Sewage Heat Recovery Project In Quest For Carbon Neutrality

aquaNOW.info Summary A new $7.3 Million USD district heating project in Stirling, Scotland, will provide low-cost, low-carbon heat from the city’s sewage. The project will save about 381 tons of carbon each year or about the equivalent of driving a car 1.5 million miles, and is part of...


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B.C. Project Pencilled Into Infrastructure Bank’s Books

BIV Summary Two years since it launched, the nascent Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is moving forward with what could be its first investment in B.C. At this stage, the federal Crown corporation will help the City of Richmond develop the largest district energy system in North America – one...


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FCC Environment Starts Full Operation at Millerhill Recycling Center in Scotland

Waste360 Summary The new energy-from-waste plant, which began construction in October 2016, will serve the cities of Edinburgh and Midlothian, Scotland. Madrid, Spain-based FCC Group announced that its Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre (RERC) of Millerhill, developed by FCC...

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Agreement Nears for Sale of Youngstown Thermal

Dan O'Brien, The Business Journal Summary YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The court-appointed receiver who manages the assets of Youngstown Thermal Cooling LLC says he’s optimistic that a sale of the district heating and cooling company could be reached in the coming weeks. “We’re waiting and hoping for a...


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Copenhagen Wants to Show How Cities Can Fight Climate Change

Somini Sengupta, The New York Times Summary COPENHAGEN — Can a city cancel out its greenhouse gas emissions? Copenhagen intends to, and fast. By 2025, this once-grimy industrial city aims to be net carbon neutral, meaning it plans to generate more renewable energy than the dirty energy it...