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Duke Energy CHP plant to cut Duke Univ. emissions

Duke Energy is planning a $55 million CHP plant at Duke University that is projected to cut carbon emissions for the university's operations by 25%.

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How do colleges avoid grid blackouts? Microgrids.

Wendy Koch reports in National Geographic on how tech-savvy universities are leading the way with innovative ideas to make their campuses energy independent.

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IDEA & MRC merge to promote microgrids

Merger integrates MRC's regulatory and policy expertise with the operational expertise of IDEA members to accelerate microgrid deployment in North America.

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Video explains: "What Is a Microgrid?"

Members of the Microgrid Resources Coalition explain the key functions of a microgrid and how it can operate in parallel with the main power grid or in isolation.

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Video: What is the Microgrid Resources Coalition?

The MRC is a consortium of leading microgrid owners, operators, developers, suppliers and investors whose purpose is to advance microgrids as energy resources.

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States’ Reactions to EPA GHG Emissions Standards

A comprehensive guide to state activities related to the EPA Clean Power Plan by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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Minn. cities in exchange program with Germany

Sabine Engel: "Minnesota and Germany have both chosen to focus on energy solutions at the municipal level...to inspire national, regional and state policy."

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Supreme Court rules for demand response & FERC

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of allowing demand response, siding with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) over EPSA.

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The growing role of cities in fighting climate change

COP21 speakers discussed city-level action to reduce CO2 emissions by improving building efficiency and shifting to renewable, energy efficient district energy.

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VIDEO: Reliable Natural Gas & Markham District Energy

How Markham District Energy provides heating, cooling & electricity to the community of Markham, Ontario, with unrivaled reliability from natural gas.

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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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IDEA comments: EPA's EGU GHG Model Trading Rules

IDEA comments on Federal Plan Requirements & Model Trading Rules for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing electric utility generating units (EGU).

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Industry News

Electric utilities leveraging district energy systems to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions

Veolia North America moving headquarters to Boston

Q&A: The world’s eyes turn to Minnesota on district energy

White House to promote energy storage and microgrids

VIDEO: World’s first large-scale carbon-neutral brewery now in operation

Three ancient oaks saved on site as Fortum Värme builds world’s largest 100% biofuel CHP plant

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IDEA Activity

Q&A: The world’s eyes turn to Minnesota on district energy

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International District Energy Association and Microgrid Resources Coalition announce merger to promote wider adoption of microgrids

New York and Beyond: Advancing Microgrids with Lessons Learned in New York: “Industry Peers Chart a Course to Advance Microgrids”

UAE – Empower calls for intensifying fight against global warming at International District Energy Association meeting in Austin

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