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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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Photo of Sled Dogs Walking Through Water Shows Reality of Greenland's Melting Sheet Ice

James Griffiths, CNN Summary Steffen Olsen, a scientist with the Danish Meteorological Institute, was on a routine mission in northwest Greenland to retrieve oceanographic and weather monitoring tools placed by his colleagues on sea ice when he ran into a problem. He couldn't see them -- the...

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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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A Regional Rundown of District Heating and Cooling Market: U.S. Emerging

Rahul Varpe, Tech Mag Summary U.S. District Heating & Cooling Market growth will be driven by rising awareness and stringent norms toward sustainable & energy efficient. Increasing investment toward the development of the residential & commercial establishments along with ongoing...

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Concordia Partnership Explores Geothermal Possibilities in Northern Quebec

Meagan Boisse, Concordia University Summary Concordia’s Sustainable Energy and Infrastructure Systems Engineering (SEISE) lab has partnered with an independent Quebec-based engineering consulting firm to spearhead a new project in some of the country’s most remote northern communities. ...

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Veolia Seeks Over $1 Billion in District Energy Sale

Gillian Tan, Francois De Beaupuy, and Scott Deveau; Bloomberg Summary French water and waste-treatment company Veolia Environnement SA is seeking more than $1 billion for its North American heating and cooling business in first-round bids due next month, people familiar with the matter...

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ContourGlobal to acquire Mexican power plants from Alpek for $724m Summary ContourGlobal said it had agreed to acquire Alpek's portfolio of two natural gas-fired combined heat and power plants in Mexico, and the development rights and permits for a third plant, for $724m in cash. An additional payment at closing estimated at $77m...

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New Data Suggests Shocking Shale Slowdown

Nick Cunningham, Summary U.S. shale executives often boast of low breakeven prices, reassuring investors of their ability to operate at a high level even when oil prices fall. But new data suggests that the industry slowed dramatically in the fourth quarter of 2018 in response to...

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FlexEnergy Commissions Multiple Units in Puerto Rico to Power Manufacturing Operations

Globe Newswire Summary PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FlexEnergy Inc. today announced that it has commissioned a site for a leading manufacturer of animal feeds and fertilizers to farm and home markets in Puerto Rico. The customer purchased two Flex Turbine® GT333S units...

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2018 MADE Table Top Exercise

Link to Webinar Recording Summary This is the sixth in a series of annual MADE Table Top Exercises. Each interactive presentation is open to all IDEA members and is designed to simulate an actual...

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