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  • France : State Aid: Commission Approves French Plans to Support Combined Heat and Power Plants
    August 09, 2016
    The European Commission has found French plans to support combined heat and power plants using natural gas to be in line with EU state aid rules. The scheme will reduce CO2 emissions and improve energy efficiency, in line with EU energy and climate goals, without unduly distorting competition.

    The Commission's 2014 Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy allow Member States to grant state aid for high efficiency combined heat and power plants, subject to certain conditions. These rules are aimed at meeting the EU's ambitious energy and climate targets at the least possible cost for taxpayers and without undue distortions of competition in the Single Market.
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  • China : Capstone C600 Signature Series Microturbine to Power Chinese Smart Microgrid
    August 08, 2016
    Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for a C600 Signature Series microturbine for a microgrid project in Beijing, China.

    This will be the first Capstone Signature Series installed and commissioned in China.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : Newcastle United Scores Big Energy Savings with New CHP System
    August 04, 2016
    Newcastle United Football Club has continued its 'carbon positive' crusade by installing a combined heatand power (CHP) system at its own St James Park Stadium, just before the new Championship season kicks off.

    The 185kWh natural gas-fuelled CHP system, supplied by ENER-G is expected to reduce the football club's emissions by more than 390 tonnes every year - equivalent to taking 130 cars off the road.
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  • USA : Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Commences Operation of Eight Flags Energy Combined Heat and Power Plant
    August 01, 2016
    Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced today that the Company commenced operation of its Eight Flags Energy Combined Heat and Power Plant on Amelia Island in Nassau County, Florida.

    The CHP plant generates approximately 20 MW of base load power, producing enough electricity to meet 50 percent of Amelia Island's demand. Florida Public Utilities Company is buying the power for distribution to its electric retail customers on Amelia Island.
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  • China : China's Coal-Fired Power Glut Grows
    August 01, 2016
    China's power producers and provinces face staggering losses due to low utilization of coal-fired plants and loopholes in bans on new projects, a recent study has found.

    In one of a series of studies on China's electricity sector, Greenpeace East Asia estimated that China could waste as much as 1.4 trillion yuan (U.S. $210 billion) in capital spending on unneeded coal-fired power projects by 2020.

    Greenpeace previously warned last November that China's environmental authorities had given approvals for some 155 new coal-fired power plants despite utilization rates that had already dropped to the lowest level in 37 years.
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  • Germany : MAN To Plan And Commission 30-MW CHP Gas Engine Plant
    July 28, 2016
    MAN Diesel & Turbo announced obtaining the commissioning, planning and, upon investment approval, construction of a 30 MW gas engine power plant by Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) in Stuttgart-Gaisburg, Germany.

    The combined heat and power plant (CHP) will be operated using three MAN type 20V35/44G gas engines and will not only supply electrical power but also an additional 30 MW of district heating. The commissioning is scheduled for 2018.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : New Contracts to Enable Veolia to Produce Heat and Power in London
    July 26, 2016
    Veolia has secured three contracts for the sustainable treatment of domestic and business recycling and waste from Westminster City Council. The residual waste will generate electricity and heat at the South East London Combined Heat and Power (SELCHP) facility.

    CIWM Journal reports that residual waste will be recovered into energy at South East London Combined Heat and Power facility, which is operated by Veolia.
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  • USA : Minnesota Refinery Plans Major Combined Heat and Power Project
    July 19, 2016
    A new project in Minnesota would bring combined heat and power generation and add new technology to capture sulfur at one of the Midwest's largest oil refineries.

    Owned and operated by Flint Hills Resources, the $150 million, nearly 50-megawatt project may begin later this year and is expected to allow the company to more efficiently run its Pine Bend facility while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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  • India : Capacity for Renewable Energy in India Hits 42,850 Mw; Surpasses Capacity of Hydel Projects
    June 10, 2016
    India's quest for green energy has crossed a major milestone, with renewable plants, mainly wind and solar,
    surpassing the capacity of large hydroelectricity projects, which were once the country's biggest source of electricity and regarded as "temples of modern India". The total capacity of renewable energy projects expanded to 42,850 megawatts, overtaking hydropower that stood at 42,783 mw, out of the country's total capacity of about 3 lakh mw on April 30, as per the latest assessment of the Central Electricity Authority. However, the country still depends primarily on thermal power, which has a much higher installed capacity.
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  • Italy : Italian Textile Specialist Places Faith in Chp
    June 07, 2016
    Based on its successful cooperation with AB and on the results already observed in its existing Soave plant, the Olimpias Group has placed an order to build a second 1 MW Ecomax combined heat and power plant for the Grumolo Factory in Vicenza, IItaly flagtaly. 

    The combined heat and power plant is set to provide electrical power totalling 1,415 kW, electrical efficiency of 41.4% and a total efficiency of 80.1%. 
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