district energy rather than bottled gas. In
addition to Älmhult, E.ON also utilizes waste
heat at other sites in Sweden, including in
Malmö, Mönsterås, Stockholm and Timrå.
Spirax Sarco Steam News
Last fall, Spirax Sarco launched Steam
News, a digital magazine published quarterly for plant managers, facility and operation professionals and engineers in the
manufacturing industry. In November, the
company and its e-magazine garnered
honors: platinum and gold MarCom
awards from the International Association
of Marketing and Communication
Professionals. The Platinum MarCom Award
recognized Spirax Sarco for the design
of Steam News, while the Gold MarCom
Award was conferred for the company’s
creation of a trade advertisement promoting the digital magazine. Each Steam News
issue features editorial, steam tips, and training opportunities to help improve plant production, sustainability and energy efficiency.
To subscribe, go to www.spiraxsarco.com/us.
Norway Sees Increased
District Heating Use
The consumption of district heating in
Norway rose 31 percent from 2009 to
4. 3 TWh in 2010, according to recently
released figures from Statistics Norway. The
sharp increase corresponded with a significant increase in production and distribution
capacities among both new and established
district heating plants as well as an average
2010 temperature that was 2 degrees
colder than the prior year. Total investments
in district heating in the country came to
3. 6 billion Norwegian crowns ($616.6 million) in 2010, 16 percent higher than in
2009. Refuse incineration accounted for the
greatest share of Norway’s net production
of district heating in 2010 ( 32. 4 percent),
as it did in 2009. Wood waste and biofuel
accounted for 19 percent. Both oil and
electric boilers accounted for around 14 percent, followed by heat pumps ( 8. 6 percent),
gas ( 8. 3 percent) and waste heat ( 4. 3 percent). For more Norwegian market statistics,
go to http://tinyurl.com/7w37odq.
Renewable Energy Spending
to Hit $7 Trillion by 2030
New figures from Bloomberg New
Energy Finance (BNEF) indicate that 2010’s
record renewable energy investment was
no one-off, despite the recent economic
gloom. A new report from BNEF, Global
Renewable Energy Market Outlook, predicts that global spending on renewable
energy installations will continue to rise
over the next 20 years, hitting $7 trillion
by 2030. BNEF forecasts that by 2030,
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