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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : EU Launches 3.6m Project to Increase Use of Renewable Energy in Data Centres
    December 05, 2013
    The RenewIT initiative, a three-year project to investigate how data centres can be designed and operated to make more efficient use of renewable energy, is one of six to receive funding under the EU’s Framework Programme 7 (FP7) initiative.

    With a budget of €3.6m, the initiative has been launched by the EU to develop tools and research that will encourage the use of on-site sources of renewable energy (such as solar, wind and biomass), and renewable cooling using outside air cooling and seawater cooling.
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  • USA : New Jersey Approves CHP Requirement but Cuts Budget for New Projects
    December 03, 2013
    In a move to encourage the construction of new combined heat and power plants, New Jersey's state legislature has approved a proposal requiring that a portion of the electricity sold in the state come from CHP units or fuel cells.

    The proposal echoes standards for other renewable energy sources in the US state. But, local news outlet NJ Spotlight reports, it comes on the heels of significant funding cuts to programmes designed to spur the construction of more efficient power plants. The state's latest budget, revealed in early November, cut funding for CHP projects from US$95.6 million to just $33.2 million.

    Governor Chris Christie's Energy Master Plan has prioritised new-build CHP as a hedge against grid failures during natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, calling for 1500 MW of new CHP plants to be built by 2020. But repeated budget cuts could hobble the process, NJ Spotlight said.
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  • Spain : On-site Power Gives Spanish Automaker a Boost
    December 03, 2013
    On-site renewables and cogeneration have won Spanish automaker Seat the 2013 Automotive Lean Production Award, which recognises efficiency in production processes.

    Seat, owned by German carmaker Volkswagen, operates the auto industry's largest on-site solar power plant at its factory in Martorell. The 11-MW solar project, known as Seat al Sol, comprises a 270,000 square metre rooftop array containing 53,000 solar panels. Installation was carried out by Spanish solar developer Gestamp Solar. Seat al Sol is part of the carmaker's strategy to reduce its environmental impact. The €35 million project included installation of a cogeneration plant that provides 50% of the power and 90% of the thermal energy used by the factory.
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  • Canada : Worlds Largest Circus to Switch to On-site Power
    December 03, 2013
    Montreal, Canada-based Cirque du Soleil's global traveling shows will draw their power and temperature control from an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and an integrated heating and  cooling system delivered by Glasgow, Scotland-based temporary power solutions supplier Aggreko.

    Bigtop tent-based events across North and Latin America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region will be grid-independent and kept at optimum temperatures despite widely varying climate and weather conditions.

    Temporary on-site power is a fast-growing trend. According to a recent sector report from analysis firm MarketsandMarkets, the global power rental market is set to grow from US$7.8 billion in 2012 to $17 billion in 2017.
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  • Canada : Renewable Energy: Canadian Solar Secures C$35MM in Financing
    December 02, 2013
    Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced that the National Bank of Canada will provide the company with up to C$35 million, in short-term construction financing. This credit facility will be used to finance the construction of a solar project in Ontario, Canada.

    Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, said, "The addition of National Bank of Canada, a leading Canadian-based financial institution, comes at an important time for Canadian Solar. We continue to gain significant momentum in our business, punctuated with the recent sales of several utility-scale solar projects.  Further bolstering our stable of blue chip financial and construction partners across the entire project lifecycle, this transaction gives us additional flexibility and will allow us to further accelerate the development of our already strong, actionable pipeline in Canada and worldwide."
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  • Sweden : Fortum Inaugurates New Waste-to-energy Combined Heat and Power Plant in Sweden
    November 29, 2013
    Fortum has taken into use a new unit at the Brista combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Sigtuna, Stockholm. The new power plant unit, Brista 2, produces district heat for local residents and electricity for the Nordic power market from sorted municipal and industrial waste. Brista power plant's older unit, Brista 1, produces district heat and electricity from biomass. The new power plant unit was inaugurated today, 29 November, by Sweden's Minister for the Environment Lena Ek.

    "Brista 2 is already the fourth CHP plant we have commissioned this year in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Combined heat and power production is at the core of our strategy, and whenever possible we utilise renewable and local fuels," says Per Langer, Executive Vice President of Fortum's Heat Division.
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  • USA : Apple’s New Corporate Headquarters Will Feature One Of The World’s Largest Solar Arrays
    November 20, 2013
    The Cupertino, California city council granted final approval to Apple, Inc on Tuesday for the consumer electronics company to begin construction of a new, 176-acre corporate headquarters.

    The building, dubbed Apple Campus 2, will feature the largest solar panel array in the U.S. dedicated to a single corporate campus, and among the largest in the world. The campus is anchored by a massive, circular building 1200 feet in diameter and providing approximately 2.8 million square feet of office space. That translates to more than 750,000 square feet of space on the building’s roof, nearly all of which will be comprised of solar panels.

    Combined with on-site fuel cells and use of grid-purchased renewable energy during peak hours, Apple says that its new campus will be powered 100 percent by renewable energy and will not result in any net additional greenhouse gas emissions. The new construction project, including the introduction of the photovoltaic panels, will also add an estimated 7,400 quality jobs to the city of Cupertino and generate an additional $11 million in revenues annually.
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  • Australia : Healthcare Giant Continues to Embrace Clean Power Technology
    November 15, 2013
    Baxter International's manufacturing plant in New South Wales, Australia had its new trigeneration system activated this week, the latest in a series of on-site power initiatives by the global healthcare giant.

    Baxter secured a clean energy grant from the Australian Government's Clean Technology Investment Program as incentive for investing in cleaner energy. In addition to being a reliable and clean process for generating energy, trigeneration is also quiet-important as the Toongabbie campus is surrounded by residential areas. The technology also generally has a good payback period, which makes it a sound financial choice as well as a green investment.
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  • USA : Tecogen Cogeneration Chosen to Power an Arizona Correctional Facility
    November 12, 2013
    Tecogen Inc. today announced the sale of one of its natural gas engine-driven combined heat and power (CHP) systems for placement at a county jail in Arizona. With consistently high electrical and thermal needs, correctional facilities can be ideal candidates for CHP energy upgrades. This Arizona facility has chosen to install the InVerde, the flagship CHP system for Tecogen that features inverter-based power generation for simplified utility interconnection and black-start microgrid capabilities. This CHP energy solution is designed to provide electricity and heat for this correctional facility day in and day out, providing domestic hot water for inmates, and harnessing the module's exceptionally high efficiency to save the jail money and cut its carbon footprint. The installation of this Arizona system is being encouraged by an incentive received through the local gas utility.
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  • Australia : 8th Annual LNG World
    September 23, 2013, Australasia
    The 8th Annual LNG World Conference analyses one of the most dynamic markets in the energy industry. The liquefied natural gas industry offers substantial business and investment opportunities and is becoming an increasingly important component of the natural gas market in several key regional markets.

    Join us at this conference where we aim to provide a valuable platform to address key issues in the LNG industry through well designed and well researched streams providing insights into world LNG markets, projects, technology, trading and pricing. Be a part of this highly successful series and seize this opportunity to network with industry practitioners across the whole value chain.

    Tailor-make your own programme by selecting from any of these streams:

    Day 1
    Stream 1: LNG Markets and Projects
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    Stream 3: LNG Infrastructure Growth and Technological Advancements

    Day 2
    Stream 1: Floating LNG
    Stream 2: LNG Financing and Risk Management
    Stream 3: LNG Shipping and Transportation

    Day 3: Unconventional Gas


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