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Medellín Shows How Nature-Based Solutions Can Keep People and Planet Cool!

UN Environment Summary This summer, as temperatures have soared across Europe, India, Egypt and many other places, the first reaction of those with access to cooling has often been to crank up the air conditioning. While this brings short-term relief, it isn’t a feasible long-term solution on...


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Work on £20m Heat Network Gets Underway

Network Summary The network will generate low-carbon power, heat and hot water for the city, helping Manchester to reach its ambitions to be carbon-neutral, climate resilient and zero waste by 2038. It will initially serve six major council buildings, but has the potential to grow and connect...


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Duke Energy to Build Solar Power Plant at Discovery Park District Near Purdue University

Purdue University Summary Duke Energy is building a 1.6-megawatt solar power plant in Discovery Park District near Purdue University on the west side of U.S. 52/231. “We’ll use the clean, renewable energy from this solar plant for our Indiana customers,” said Stan Pinegar, Duke Energy state...


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Empower: District Cooling Is Environmentally-Friendly and Saves Energy

Albawaba Summary In light of the urban expansion and the major developments in the construction sector, especially in the GCC, the gradual rise in temperature has become a challenge during the last hundred to two hundred years due to greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide and many other...


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Canadian Government Invests in Indigenous Biomass District Heating System

Bioenergy Insight Summary The Government of Canada has invested CAD$2.7 million (€1.8 million) in a sustainable forestry project run by the Indigenous Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation in Quebec, which will create jobs, support the economy and displace diesel use. Announced by Diane Lebouthillier,...


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Empower Launches "Intelligent Delta-T Analyzer and Detector

Utilities Middle East Summary Through the implementation of this innovative system, Empower has been able to raise productivity and operational efficiency, optimise the energy produced at central cooling plants, and reduce wasted energy in buildings to meet the growing demand for energy and...


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District Energy Space 2018 Awards at IDEA2019

Showcasing Industry Growth Around the World At its 110 th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the International District Energy Association (IDEA) presented Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards to member organizations in North America and Beyond North America reporting “Most Customer...


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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's Leipzig City to Exit Lignite-fired Heating by 2022

S&P Global Summary The German city of Leipzig plans to invest Eur300 million ($330 million) in gas-fired generation, renewables and heat storage to exit lignite-fired heating supply by 2022, it said Monday. Some 80% of the city's heat demand is currently provided by the Lippendorf lignite...


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E.ON to Provide UK Residential Customers with 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

Renewable Energy Magazine Summary Electricity provider E.ON has announced it is now providing all of its 3.3 million residential customers across Britain with a 100 percent renewable electricity supply – on all tariffs as standard, and at no extra cost. The move follows research showing 61...