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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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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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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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Ontario announces CHPSOP 2.0

Ontario Power Authority CHPSOP 2.0 program will support gas-fired CHP facilities up to 20 MW that qualify as District Energy or Agricultural Industry Projects.

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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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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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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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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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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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Community Energy Guidebooks: U.S. & Canada

FREE download: New IDEA pubs provide guidance on local district energy project development process in U.S. & Canada, in a form accessible to lay readers.

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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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New energy management program saves University of Texas at Arlington $3.8M in utility costs

Opportunity for CHP: EPA’s Proposed Rule to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants

Is this mammoth data center really filled with hot air?

How they did it: $1.15M energy savings achieved over 2 years by Rutgers medical campus in Newark

CEWEP: Waste-to-Energy is a pillar of European energy security

District heating network goes geothermal in Espoo

NextEra Energy to buy Hawaiian Electric

IDEA Activity

Prominent district cooling professionals visit Empower’s state-of-the-art Command and Control Centre at the end of IDEA International District Cooling Conference

Empower announces trade exhibition alongside 6th IDEA International District Cooling Conference 2014 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel

6th International District Cooling Conference 2014: UAE ranks high in global district cooling infrastructure

Under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Empower to host IDEA’s 6th International District Cooling Conference

IDEA districtCOOLING 2014 conference to be held in Dubai, Dec. 14-16


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