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Polish supermarket chain Dino Polska S.A. is to install solar panels to generate renewable energy at its new and existing stores, according to European Supermarket News. By early 2021, the retailer aims to mount photovoltaic panels on the roofs of almost 400 Dino stores throughout Poland. The total capacity of the photovoltaic panels is expected to generate an estimated 14 GWh of clean, solar electricity per year and reduce CO2 emissions by around 11,000 tons per year. Chief executive of Dino Polska S.A, Szymon Piduch, said, “Our intention is to meet the expectations of our customers. This applies not only to the development of Dino’s product offering, based on high-quality fresh products, but also to rising to global challenges and executing projects aimed at combating climate change.”
2018 saw greater use of geothermal energy in the Netherlands, according to data published by the DAGO trade association. 3.6 PJ (petajoule) of geothermal energy was produced last year, resulting in a saving of approximately 102 million m3 of natural gas. This is equal to the gas consumption of 82,000 homes. The increase in geothermal heat is partly due to five new geothermal installations in 2018. In total there are now 20 installations in the Netherlands of which 18 are in production.
The interest in geothermal energy as a renewable energy source is increasing. At present, geothermal energy is only applied in greenhouse horticulture, in which an estimated 4.5% of the heat comes from geothermal energy. The geothermal sector is working hard on upscaling and improvement in order to meet the increasing demand. It is important that regulations are put in order and heat networks are installed. As a result, geothermics can quickly occupy a larger part of the heat supply. On a national level, this can mean a production of 50 PJ in 2030.
Source: Platform Geothermie