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The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Board of Directors adopted a climate emergency declaration, committing to working toward the goal of delivering carbon neutral electricity by 2030.   The utility said it has previously helped to pioneer renewable energy programs and standards. In 2018, SMUD reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 1990 levels. Furthermore, SMUD reduced the carbon intensity of its power mix, which is now 50% carbon free. 
Post date: 23 lip 2020
Type: Aktualności

Behaviour change – reducing emissions by changing how we live our lives – should be part of every government and think tank’s sustainable scenario, explains Schalk Cloete. That’s because impressive advances in energy efficiency and clean energy won’t be enough to contain the emissions of a world continuing with the essential task of lifting billions of people out of poverty.  
Post date: 23 lip 2020
Type: Aktualności

The declaration of a climate emergency means we must all look at how we can make big changes within our own communities. The current COP25 meeting in Madrid will highlight the society wide approaches which must be taken across the industrialised countries.  
Post date: 16 lip 2020
Type: Aktualności

Renewable and waste heat resources are readily available in urban environments. A new generation of highly efficient district heating and cooling networks is needed to harvest these resources and use them to meet local energy demand.   How can these networks contribute to a cost-efficient and technically viable decarbonisation of the European DHC sector?    Speakers:
Post date: 9 lip 2020
Type: Aktualności

Boosting economic recovery with energy efficiency – this is the focus of the next European Energy Efficiency Conference from 24 – 26 February 2021 in Wels/Austria.   What is it all about?  
Post date: 9 lip 2020
Type: Aktualności

A startup company is beginning to market geothermal systems that circulate heat from shallow aquifers.   A heat exchange technology developed at the University of Minnesota could help shrink the cost and footprint of geothermal heating and cooling systems.   Unlike conventional geothermal, which circulates ground heat found far below the surface, the approach taps into aquifers using fewer, shallower wells.
Post date: 2 lip 2020
Type: Aktualności

Part of the Hornmeer district in Aalsmeer is the scene of a unique energy exchange project. Three buildings in the district are now using residual heat from the nearby data centre of NorthC and are therefore completely independent of natural gas. In exchange for the residual heat, the data centre receives cold, allowing it to save on electricity for cooling. In short, a unique energy exchange project.  
Post date: 2 lip 2020
Type: Aktualności

The heating and cooling sector is of crucial importance for the implementation of Germany's climate protection goals. Heating and cooling is responsible for half of the total energy consumption in Europe. However, since fossil fuels, in particular natural gas, cover the majority (85%) of this demand, the transition to low CO2 heat sources such as geothermal, biomass, solar and waste heat must be created.  
Post date: 2 lip 2020
Type: Aktualności

As a major component of the Paris-Saclay energy strategy, the heating and cooling network of the Urban Campus is an ambitious project mobilizing local renewable energies and integrated into a vast intelligent multi-energy network. Since 2019, the infrastructure has been selected as a European demonstrator of 5th generation networks as part of the European D2Grids project. An interview with Nicolas Eyraud, Project Director for the "heating and cooling network" project at the Innovation Strategy Department, EPA Paris-Saclay.
Post date: 2 lip 2020
Type: Aktualności

In line with the challenges of the energy transition and its innovation approach, BRGM has set up an experimental platform that is unique in France, dedicated to research and development of surface geothermal exchangers. This project is part of the process of setting up a European energy efficiency cluster in the Centre-Val de Loire region. It is co-financed by the Centre-Val de Loire Region and the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).  
Post date: 2 lip 2020
Type: Aktualności