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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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How defunct coal mines could heat UK homes

Mining Technology Summary In a country with no operational coal mines, the UK Coal Authority has proposed to once again turn these operations to heating homes and businesses. But this time, they will not provide coal for burning. The plan, to take warm water from flooded mines, would turn...


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Savosolar inks contract to deliver solar thermal system won in French tender

Renewables Now Summary Finland’s Savosolar Oyj has finalised the agreement with French energy group NewHeat SAS for the turn-key delivery of a solar thermal field for district heating in Narbonne, France. The solar thermal systems builder secured the contract in a tender in which it was...


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Government funds 'trail blazing' heating network for Invercargill CBD

Stuff Summary Great South has hailed a ‘’trail blazing’’ programme in which the Government has agreed to fund a multi-million-dollar renewable heating network for central Invercargill which will benefit businesses, the environment and create jobs. The project, called the Invercargill...


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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...


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ENGIE announces a new capital allocation strategy

Power Engineering International Summary ENGIE has announced a new capital allocation strategy with the aim to accelerate its energy transition. The utility will accelerate investments in renewable energy and infrastructure projects to achieve its carbon-neutral goal. ENGIE has increased...


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Remotely powerful: Nine rural communities’ experience with bioenergy – Part 2

Canadian Biomass Summary Modern biomass energy systems are one of the few clean and renewable options for displacing fossil fuels to meet both heat and power demands in remote communities. Several diesel-dependent communities across Canada’s north have recently adopted biomass heating and...


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Port Authority Board Extends Agreement for Cogeneration Plant at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Aviation Pros Summary The Port Authority Board of Commissioners on July 30, authorized extensions to three agreements with Kennedy International Airport Cogeneration Partners (KIAC), the operators of an on-airport heating and cooling facility, to maintain and upgrade the existing system...