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As PG&E highlights potential need for fossil fuels to address power shutoffs, groups press for more storage

Utility Dive Summary PG&E’s broader strategy to reduce the impacts of its shut-offs includes three programs: upgrading certain substations so they can operate as islands when transmission lines are de-energized, providing technical and financial support to communities that want to...


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Biomass partnership on horizon for Namibia

The Nambian Summary GERMANY will begin a study to establish a reliable, long-term and sustainable supply chain for purchasing biomass from Namibia on a large scale. In a statement issued by the Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG) on Tuesday, the group revealed that the prospective...


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Ireland’s bioenergy opportunity ‘immense’, says new IrBEA president

Bioenergy Insight Summary Ireland’s bioenergy opportunity is “immense”, according to the new president of the Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA), Paddy Phelan. This week, IrBEA’s new president and vice-president were elected by the organisation’s management executive committee. Paddy...


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'Game changing’ scheme to use coal mine water for central heating gets start-up cash

Nottinghamshire Live Summary A scheme which could bring heavily discounted heating to parts of Nottingham has been given initial pilot funding. It would become one of the first of its kind in the country, and if initial trials are successful it could be replicated near the dozens of former...


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Croatia launches new bid round for four geothermal exploration licenses

Think GeoEnergy Summary In an announcement today, the Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency announced a new bid round for the exploration of geothermal waters for energy purposes. Four exploration blocks are in geographical area of the Drava valley in which a significant geothermal potential has...


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Iona Capital successfully closes debt financing on UK Anaerobic Digestion portfolio

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Low carbon sustainable fund manager Iona Capital Limited has successfully closed a debt financing on behalf of one of its funds, Iona Environmental Infrastructure LP (IEILP), which has invested in an operational portfolio of 11 Anaerobic Digestion renewable...


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Siemens, Engie, Euro universities create hydrogen gas turbine demonstrator project

Power Engineering Summary The world’s first integrated power-to-X-to-power hydrogen gas turbine demonstrator has been launched. The HYFLEXPOWER project comprises a consortium made up of Engie Solutions, Siemens Gas and Power, Centrax, Arttic, German Aerospace Center (DLR) and four...


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Ameresco’s CEO on Efficiency, Renewables, and Resilience

POWER Summary The present and future of power generation is and will be driven by new technologies, those designed to increase the efficient use of electricity while limiting emissions and supporting resiliency. It’s a challenging time for those in energy. Developing solutions to solve...


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Siemens-Powered CHP Plant Commissioned

Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide Summary The Berlin-Marzahn combined heat and power (CHP) plant, built by Siemens Gas and Power as general contractor, has been commissioned. The heart of the plant is a SGT5-2000 E gas turbine manufactured at the Siemens plant in Berlin-Moabit. The new...


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IFC and IDB Invest co-lead $1.1 billion financing to LD Celulose

Lesprom Summary IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, are co-leading a $1.1 billion financing to LD Celulose S.A., a joint venture between Lenzing AG and Duratex S.A., to build one of the largest dissolving wood pulp plants in the world, in Minas...