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UK's Drax power plant converting to biomass

UK Government approves and will support conversion of  Drax 645 MWe capacity coal-fired power plant to biomass—will run exclusively on wood pellets.

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Stockholm’s plan to recycle old Christmas trees

Discarded Christmas trees in Stockholm, Sweden, will be transformed into plant food, biofuel for district heating, and carbon sinks. But that's just the beginning.

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$4.9B Sino-Singapore Raffles City Chongqing-coming 2018

1.12 million sq m LEED® Gold megastructure will feature advanced district cooling systems, composite outrigger design, innovative structural seismic design, and more.

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Denmark's largest coal plant converts to biomass

The Avedøre combined heat & power plant in Copenhagen, once the Denmark's largest coal-fired station, has been upgraded to be fueled by wood pellets.

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Harvard achieves science-based climate goal

New report: Harvard University is achieving its goal to reduce GHG by 30 percent by 2016 from 2006 baseline, inclusive of campus growth. 

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IDEA, MRC & EESI Senate Briefing on Microgrids

Speakers provided policy guidance and described proven technologies and cases illustrating robust potential for U.S. investment in district energy microgrids.

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Update on California’s DER leadership

California regulators have created a new financial incentive encouraging utilities to invest in DERs instead of more expensive traditional grid investments.

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Mayors of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia support CPP

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto & Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny pledged support for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and the EPA, which is being sued by plan opponents. 

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New Duke Univ. CHP plant will save $ and GHG

Duke's 21-megawatt CHP project will meet the university's thermal needs, provide back-up generation to meet critical loads and save $2 million in annual fuel costs. 

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New Jersey issues forward-looking Microgrid Report

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has released a "Microgrid Report" to provide regulatory, technical and financial data in response to major grid outages.

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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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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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Industry News

As Concord loses its steam heat, Montpelier’s system charges ahead

Microgrids have a key role to play in a low-carbon future

Touting the green machine: biomass as an alternative fuel

Jacobs selected for first-ever rail microgrid project

Enviva launches publicly accessible wood fuel supply tracking system

WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff will be renamed WSP in May

Automotive industry: 100% of steam produced by CHP system utilized at the Polycon plant (Magna Int.)

IDEA Activity

Microgrid 2017 Conference issues Call for Presentations

Briefing Notice: “District Energy, CHP, Microgrids: Resilient, Efficient Energy Infrastructure”

District Cooling Conference concludes on a high note

IDEA international district cooling conference opens in Dubai

International District Cooling Conference 2016 reunites elite green experts to share highly efficient solutions


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