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Siemens Finds 75% Carbon Emissions Reduction Potential for Pittsburgh by 2030

Utility Dive Summary Pittsburgh could reduce its carbon emissions almost 75% by 2030, improving air quality and creating 110,000 new jobs, according to results from the Siemens City Performance Tool (CyPT). The city could exceed its goal to reduce carbon emissions 50% by 2030, an analysis...


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Germany could have 7.5 GW Power-to-gar capacity by 2030, say gas grid operations [GGP]

Clean Energy Wire Summary Renewables-based gases such as hydrogen and synthetic methane will be increasingly important for Germany’s to reach climate targets, say gas transmission grid operators (TSO) in press release. The country could have 1.5 gigawatt (GW) installed capacity of power-to-gas...


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Veolia's District Energy: A Powerful Asset in Trenton

Trenton Daily Summary During a recent visit to Veolia’s Trenton-based energy plant, we had a chance to learn more about a truly powerful asset in Trenton’s energy ecosystem. General Manager Perry Alburg and Plant Manager Hector DeJesus provided a brief overview and tour of the energy company...


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New York Legislature Advances 'Climate Leadership' Act

Power Markets Today Summary New York's legislature is passing among the most aggressive climate goals in the country after Gov Andrew Cuomo, D, announced a deal to get a bill through both chambers Tuesday. The legislation, the Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act (CLCPA), calls...


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Surrey opens new West Village Energy Center and Park

Rattan Mall, The Indo-Canadian Voice Summary The City of Surrey officially opened its new West Village Energy Centre and Park on Thursday evening. The state-of-the-art energy centre will be an integral part in improving energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing more...


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Richmond Wins National Municipal Environment Award

City News, CITY OF RICHMOND Summary The City of Richmond, BC has received national recognition for its District Energy Implementation Program from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA). The City was presented with the 2019 CAMA Environment Award, in the Over 100,000...


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River Leven could power Dumbarton homes and businesses

Jenny Foulds, Daily Record Summary A major groundbreaking green scheme to heat homes and businesses – powered by the River Leven – could be launched at Lomondgate. Strathleven Regeneration CIC (SRCIC), which has been regenerating the former J&B bottling plant and associated land off the...


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Promising results from carbon capture project for biomass CHP plants

Kelvin Ross, Power Engineering International Summary A new research project is studying the feasibility of using carbon capture technology at biomass CHP plants in Denmark. The project is a collaboration between Danish engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll , the ...


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Cities Are Making Big Climate Promises. Keeping Them Can Be Tough

Molly Samuel, NPR Summary Two years ago, Atlanta was widely lauded when it committed to have all homes, businesses and city operations rely largely on renewable energy in coming decades. It was part of a wave of cities responding to more intense flooding, heat and storms, and setting ambitious...


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Bulk of federal clean-energy investments go to remote Haida Gwaii

The Canadian Press, The Province Summary The federal government has announced over $15 million in funding for clean-energy projects, with most of the money going to the remote B.C. island of Haida Gwaii. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi told a news conference in Vancouver that an...