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DE & CHP: Smart Tools in a 111(d) Toolbox

This IDEA white paper describes how District Energy/CHP systems can cost-effectively cut emissions, strengthen grid and support state compliance plans with 111(d).

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MRC comments on NY REV Proceeding

Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) files comments with the NY PSC on the implementation and regulation of microgrids in REV proceeding.

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IDEA signs multinational DE/CHP cooperation MOU

IDEA signs a precedent setting MOU with China District Heating Assoc., Euroheat & Power, Korea District Heating & Cooling Assoc., & Mongolian Ministry of Energy.

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10 Reasons for CHP in State Clean Power Plans

PEW Charitable Trusts Clean Energy Initiative Report:  10 reasons why states should include CHP in their clean power planning process.

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District energy/CHP eligible for DOE Loan Program

DOE has initiated the process to increase Title XVII loan guarantees by $1 billion & to include eligibility for  district energy & CHP system projects.

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NY Prize awards $100,000 each to 83 communities

Gov. Cuomo has announced NY Prize awards of approximately $100,000 each to 83 communities across the state to support innovative microgrid projects.

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Community Microgrids Guide — FREE download

This new authoritative guide for mayors and city leaders explains why CA, MA and NY offer substantial incentives to develop microgrids, and much more.

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IDEA releases letter on bill to weaken PURPA

IDEA opposes S.1037,which would eliminate requirements for utilities to purchase power from qualifying facilities under PURPA.

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EPA Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants

On Aug. 3, 2015, President Obama and EPA announced the Clean Power Plan - a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants.

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Microgrid systems that raise the bar

Select microgrid case study presentations from IDEA Conference Proceedings explore their planning, design, construction, financing and operation.

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Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act Reintroduced

Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act would give renewable energy projects access to a tax advantage currently available only to oil, gas, and coal projects.

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IDEA supports UN's District Energy in Cities Initiative

The UN's District Energy in Cities Initiative's SE4ALL District Energy accelerator can play a critical role in addressing climate change," said IDEA's Rob Thornton.

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Industry News

Guelph Hydro receives high marks on provincial scorecard

UN identifies District Energy as key solution to energy challenges

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto, other leaders join in Resilience Pledge bringing $5 million in support to city

Energy districts turn the city that steel built into the smart city of the future

Enhancing Community Resilience through Energy Efficiency

Summary of NY PSC REV Proceeding Recommendations by the Microgrid Resources Coalition

District of Columbia Public Service Commission holds Workshop on Energy Delivery System Sustainability

IDEA Activity

IDEA 2015: Inspiring the Next Generation

Emergency Situational Awareness teleconference for Hurricane Joaquin held by IDEA MADE group

District Energy magazine 3rd-quarter issue published–free access

International District Energy Association presents System of the Year Award to Boston-Cambridge District Energy System

International District Energy Association Reports Strong Growth in District Energy


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