Eon to sell Belgian coal-fired power plant to German Pellets

The sale of German utility Eon’s Belgium 556-MW Langerlo coal-fired power plant to wood pellet producer German Pellets is expected to close this year. Eon has signed a share sale and purchase agreement with German Pellets.
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New report shows UK needs to do more to meet energy targets

Last week, Carbon Connect released the report “Policy for Heat: Transforming the System," which is part two of the Future Heat Series, a series of two independent inquiries considering both the supply and demand of heat in U.K. buildings.
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USDA seeks applications for REAP loans, grants

USDA under secretary Lisa Mensah recently encouraged rural small businesses to apply for loans and grants to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
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Report: renewable heat on the rise in Scotland

Scotland is making quick progress toward its goal of achieving 11 percent of its nonelectric heat demand to come from renewables by 2020, increasing its renewable heat capacity by 42 percent from 2013 to 2014.
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EIA short-term winter outlook forecasts renewables

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the winter edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector to decrease by 2.7 percent in 2015.
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Waste to Wisdom project shows biomass energy potential

Foresters and researchers are innovating unique ways to make use of forest residues—low quality trees, tree tops, limbs, and chunks that formerly would have been left in slash piles and burned, or worse, left to rot.
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Volkswagen Scandal and Wood Heat Technology

The Volkswagen scandal should be a wake-up call to everyone who makes appliances that have to be tested for emissions and efficiency.
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Army Green: More Than Just a Color

The U.S. Army relies on renewable energy and biomass power to become more energy-secure and resilient, while meeting its congressional mandates.
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ETI report provides outlook on meeting UK climate change targets

A recent report released by the Energy Technologies Institute states that biomass combined with carbon capture and storage (CCS) remains the only credible route to deliver negative emissions to help meet the U.K.’s 2050 climate change targets.
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GSA, DOE seek technologies to improve building performance

The U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Energy jointly issued a request for information this week for innovative, transformational green building technologies in support of their respective GPG and HIT Catalyst programs.
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