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Denmark introduces new rules around surplus heat and district heating schemes

DCD Summary Denmark’s Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities has issued new rules around regulations and taxing of heat being sent into district heating networks. “A new political agreement must ensure that the excess heat from refrigeration systems and servers are not lost, but...


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Geothermal could replace coal on arctic island group of Svalbard

Think GeoEnergy Summary A pilot project will investigate whether the new high school in Longyearbyen on the Norwegian Arctic island group of Svalbard can be heated by deep geothermal heat, as reported by Norwegian GeoForskning . If the project proves profitable, Svalbard can eventually...


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£16m expansion at Hull's Ideal Heating as it gears up for green growth in homes creating hundreds of jobs

Business Live Summary A £16 million expansion of Ideal Heating’s Hull site is under way, as it prepares to increase production of green solutions to keep UK homes warm. Low carbon heating products are to become an ever-larger share of the 3,000 units completed daily at the sprawling...


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New incentive round for electric heat pumps in Denmark

pv magazine Summary The Danish Energy Agency has launched today a new DKK44.6 million ($7 million) subsidy round to support the installation of commercial scale electric heat pumps. The scheme is open to companies specializing in district heating and offers rebates covering up...


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Two biomass heating plants to be operational in Serbia as of October 1

Balkan Green Energy News Summary The first two big biomass heating plants in Serbia will become operational on October 1 in the towns Priboj and Mali Zvornik will be operational. The facilities with an installed capacity of 9.8 megawatts (MW) will use wood chips instead of coal, fuel oil and...


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Innovative Energy Efficiency Tool Accelerates Camden’s Transition to Low Carbon Future

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Vital Energi has partnered with Danfoss and Camden Council in Northwest London, to reduce the carbon consumption at Oakshott Court through the installation of a revolutionary Leanheat artificial intelligent software technology which is paving the...


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Heat from Amazon data centre in Tallaght to be used in local homes

RTE Summary Dubliners have been given a chance to inspect the progress of Tallaght's pilot District Heating Scheme as part of the Dublin Climate Action Week. The pipes which will carry hot water to buildings around the centre of Tallaght are still being laid but South Dublin County Council...


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£270m Green Heat Network Fund to boost district heating

E&T Engineering and Technology Summary The UK government has announced the latest round of heat network funding for England. The £270m ‘Green Heat Network Fund’ is intended to support low-carbon technologies such as heat pumps, photovoltaics and geothermal energy. Heating buildings,...


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VW Chairman Diess Details Countering Climate Change

Wards Auto Summary Opening his presentation at the IAA Munich International Motor Show, Volkswagen Group Chairman Herbert Diess warns: “Climate change will be the greatest challenge for humanity in the coming decades. With virtually unlimited burning of coal, oil and gas, climate change is...


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Europe shows downward trend in coal production and usage

Power Engineering International Summary Despite a continued decline trend in hard and brown coal production and consumption since 1990, Europe has accelerated its decrease in mining and usage in 2019 owing to various efforts put in place to decarbonise the bloc’s economies, according to the...