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IDEA Cooling Conference a strategic success

Empower hosted a highly successful international conference including high level panel discussions, a robust technical program, system tours and a gala dinner.

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District Cooling Industry cuts carbon in Middle East

Eight leading regional district cooling companies have been recognized for collectively avoiding 1,500,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

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2014 IEA CHP/DHC Country Scorecard for U.S.

The IEA reports strong U.S. growth in CHP/DHC installed capacity due to low natural gas prices, the return of manufacturing, and a gathering movement toward energy resiliency.

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VIDEO: NYC--a city shaped by steam

New York Times "Living City" video explores the scale, efficiency and importance to Manhattan of the Con Edison District Steam System. Click to view.

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District heating: a hot idea whose time has come

London's Pimlico District Heating Undertaking (PDHU) has provided heating and hot water to 3,256 homes, 50 commercial premises and 3 schools since 1950.

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Princeton Univ. microgrid: resilient & efficient

Since Hurricane Sandy, Princeton University's efficient microgrid has become a national example of how to keep the power running when disaster strikes. 

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USGBC: How green is your microgrid?

The Princeton University microgrid is connected to a 5MW PV array located southeast of campus in West Windsor Township, New Jersey. 

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Montpelier VT Heating on Wood

"Downtown Montpelier will be spending less on heat then they were before, because this plant is so efficient," said City Manager Bill Fraser.

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IDEA supports UN's District Energy in Cities Initiative

"Through SE4ALL, the District Energy in Cities Initiative can play a critical role in addressing climate change," said Rob Thornton, IDEA President & CEO.

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Boston microgrids vs. utility franchise rights

Contrary to popular belief, utility franchise rights aren't a big obstruction to microgrids in Massachusetts, says Harvard Law School study.

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District Cooling is the way forward.

Jasim Thabet: "It's not only about having strong contracts...it's also about having the moral obligation to support District Cooling and to apply it wherever it makes sense."

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UN: St. Paul District Energy a global leader

District Energy St. Paul was recognized as an industry leader in a recent report on the potential of "District Energy in Cities" by the U.N. Environment Program.

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