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District heat networks
ClimateEnergy

District heat networks

Private sector investments critically needed

Policy makers and property developers increasingly look at district heat networks for low-carbon heating and cooling. Achieving the scale-up that is needed to realise district heating’s full decarbonisation potential will require innovation and private sector investments.

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Source: BloombergNEF
Rebooting economies
Energy

Rebooting economies

Making a sustainable and resilient recovery

As policy makers design COVID-19 recovery plans, they have to make decisions shaping infrastructure for decades to come. The World Energy Outlook Special Report shows governments can spur economic growth, create 9 million jobs a year and lower emissions.

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Source: International Energy Agency
Renewable energy
EnergyOceans

Renewable energy

The deep sea could hold the key to the future

To kick our fossil fuel habits, we’re going to need a lot more wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries. Building all that infrastructure will require billions of tons of metals and minerals which can be found in abundance at the bottom of the sea. But what about the costs?

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Source: Grist
Geothermal energy
Energy

Geothermal energy

Successfully used for greenhouse operations

Low-temperature geothermal energy combines the advantages of thermal energy storage with those of deeper geothermal energy, without its disadvantages. Using shallow geothermal energy for greenhouse operations showed an impressive CO2 savings potential.

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Source: Think Geoenergy
Geothermal resources
Energy

Geothermal resources

Developing silica-rich cosmetic products

Icelandic national power company Landsvirkjun and MýSilica are partnering to develop silica-rich cosmetics sourced from geothermal water. The partnership confirms Landsvirkjun‘s drive to increase value from its geothermal stations’ energy and material streams.

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Source: ThinkGeoEnergy
Clean energy computing
EnergyICT

Clean energy computing

Google redefines what ‘100% renewable’ means

Google announced the launch of a new technology designed to shift electricity demands of its largest data centres to match clean energy supply. Using renewable forecasting data, non-urgent computing tasks are scheduled for when renewables are plentiful and cheap.

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Source: GreenBiz