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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

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

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

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
Driving electric

Plug-in vehicles help limit climate change

In countries accounting for 95% of road transport, plug-in vehicles emit less greenhouse gases than petrol and diesel models. That includes all operations over a car’s lifetime: the mining of metals or lithium for batteries, manufacturing, driving 150,000 kilometres and scrapping.

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Source: Climate Home News
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