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Iowa State University eyes $14 million to replace coal boilers with natural gas

The Gazette Summary Iowa State University wants to spend $12 million to $14 million to replace its two remaining coal-fired boilers with natural gas-fired boilers — effectively ending the campus’ use of coal. Although Iowa State plans to pay for the project — scheduled for Board of Regents...

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Make use of Ireland’s natural advantage’ for bioenergy

Agriland Summary The next government has been called on to make use of Ireland’s “considerable natural advantage” for growing bioenergy fuel crops to meet its 2030 emissions targets and get up to speed on renewable energy. The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) in recent weeks has...

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Prospect Park's Towerside Could Set an Example with Greener Heating

Minnesota Daily Summary Towerside Innovation District in Prospect Park is aiming to live up to its name as it begins to incorporate greener temperature control in its new developments. As Minneapolis officials look to implement more alternative energy sources, Towerside’s Malcolm Yards...

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Leveraging Geothermal Energy to Reduce GHG Emissions and Connect with Students

Summary Durham College’s Simcoe Geothermal Project, featuring a borehole field comprised of 150 wells for an Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES) system, was developed to achieve the primary objectives of GHG reduction and connection to student learning. This presentation will review key...


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The Road to Absolute Zero

Summary When most institutions think about the broad topic of renewable campus energy, geo-exchange technologies are not the first that come to mind. The focus has been on solar and wind, especially large-scale off-campus generation; batteries thermal storage for hot or cold water; and co...


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Zero Emission CHP System

Summary Climate action initiatives are pressuring district energy system owners to devise ways to decrease carbon emissions from their already low carbon foot print systems. Unfortunately, there are very limited alternatives available to reducing carbon emissions from many of district energy...


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What Are the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Biofuels?

Summary A wide range of biofuels are being considered for GHG reduction in campus energy systems, including woody biomass, bioliquids and biogas. The concept of burning anything, even renewable fuels, is encountering increasing opposition. Determining the GHG emissions of biofuels is a tricky...


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DU’s Authentic and Innovative Approach to Carbon Neutrality

Summary The University of Denver will present an authentic & innovative approach, developed to meet emissions reduction goals and carbon neutrality by 2050. A revolving "Green Fund" is utilized for energy conservation projects, LEED building design, and to support campus wide renewable...


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What Exactly can Authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina do to Decrease Air Pollution?

Sarajevo Times Summary Addressing air pollution effectively in BiH will require policy, institutional, and investment interventions in various sectors, including residential and transport whose activities affect air quality. Some interventions that the government may consider include the...

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Climate-Friendly Heating: How to Stay Warm Without Fossil Fuels

EcoWatch Summary Heating with coal, oil and natural gas accounts for around a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. But that's something we can change, says Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passive House Institute in the western German city of Darmstadt. "Buildings can be powered in a...