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Top nuclear advocate recommends renewables plus storage


A leading advocate of nuclear power as a means of reducing global emissions has recommended investment in storage so as to make renewables a more viable alternative.

Award-winning Australian building in focus


The developers behind the newly awarded ‘Best tall building in the world’, Central Park, in Sydney have provided more detail on the power and heating components underpinning the project.

3 MW CHP system to power inner London development


International consultancy and construction company Mace has selected U.K.-based distributed power developer Clarke Energy to supply two Jenbacher J420 natural gas-fueled engines from GE’s Distributed Power business.

UK Power Reserve submits 1.8 GW of new build distributed generation


UK Power Reserve (UKPR), an independent developer and operator of flexible, smart and affordable power generation, has more than doubled its specialist workforce in four years and submitted the single largest distributed generation strategy of any independent provider for the upcoming UK Capacity Auction.

Sicilian pasta factory in microturbine play


Capstone Turbine Corp has received an order for a C1000 microturbine to upgrade a food manufacturing facility for Sicilian pasta maker Tomasello, which produces up to 5000 tonnes of pasta annually.

Metso carbon dioxide monitor for Finnish CHP plant


A carbon dioxide measurement system at the Martinlaakso 1 combined heat and power plant run by Vantaan Energia in Vantaa, Finland, has been approved by the Finnish Energy Authority. 

CHPA awards recognise energy efficiency


A series of seven awards have been presented by the UK’s Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) in recognition of achievement, innovation and best practice in the sector.

Desuperheaters rise to new challenges


How a new generation of desuperheaters is addressing today's 50- and 60-Hz combined-cycle power generation.

COGEN Europe – cogeneration can contribute to EU recovery


The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration (COGEN Europe) has produced a position paper, imploring heavy industry within the bloc to recognise the advantages of using the technology.

REFUenergy launches new off grid control and storage system


Germany’s REFUenergy, a division of REFU Elektronik GmbH, has launched REFUtower energy system capable of configuring charge regulators in 2 kW steps for PV, mains and diesel and renewable sources on the input side, as well as storage.

Low carbon residential heating and hybrid market set to triple by 2017


New research into the UK residential market for low carbon heating and hybrid heat and power products suggests the market will grow from 30,000 installations in 2014 to 90,000 installations in 2017.

Trigeneration behind ‘world’s best’ tall building


The newly awarded best tall building in the world, located in Sydney, Australia, is backboned by trigeneration and on-site solar technology.

University boosts CHP efficiency


A new combined heat and power (CHP) project has been launched by the University of Minnesota in the US to renovate the Old Main Heating Plant building.

German waste incineration firm in on-site solar play


A 320 kW solar energy plant on the roofs of a waste incineration plant has been commissioned in Germany.

UK field tests for micro-CHP device


UK energy brokerage and consultancy Utilitywise is to field test a micro-combined heat and power (CHP) solution from Inspirit Energy, the companies have announced.

Germany's mild winter to affect CHP sector


Germany’s demand for heating and power from combined heat and power (CHP) this year will be the lowest since 1990, new analysis from Thomson Reuters Point Carbon has found.

UK energy minister backs scheme to protect heat network customers


Energy minister Amber Rudd has told a gathering of the UK’s Combined Heat and Power Association that protecting customers involved in district heating networks is vital for the continuing progress of the heating industry.

India pledges 24-hour electricity to all by 2019


The Indian government estimates that it will need to spend around $250bn over the next five years in order to connect the entire nation to the grid.

Diesel gensets to provide power to Peruvian island city


A Peruvian power plant supplying the city of Iquitos is to run on diesel engines from engine and turbomachinery maker MAN Diesel & Turbo.

Paving the way for US on-site energy schemes


It’s easy to imagine that Europe’s continental and national governments leads the world in promoting local renewable energy and energy efficiency, and that the coal-fuelled, gas-guzzling US government has yet to switch-on to greener alternatives. But such generalizations are not reliable.