Monthly Archives: January 2012

Two Natural Gas Engines Installed at the University of Leicester

This Is Leicester reports the installation of two natural gas-fired engines in the second phase of a £14 million project to create a combined heat and power plant and district energy system in Leicester, UK. The 25-year partnership with Cofely … Continue reading

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IDEA Takes Part in Connecticut Governor’s Two Storm Panel

In 2011, the state of Connecticut was hit by two 100-year storms. In late August, Hurricane Irene brought widespread damage, flooding and electric line loss. Just a few weeks later, a late-October snow storm brought significant ice damage and tree debris, … Continue reading

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IDEA Featured in Environmental-Expert.com Article

Elisa Wood quotes IDEA’s President Rob Thornton in her recent article, “Much light, little heat efficiency,” published on www.environmental-expert.com. The article reviews district energy in the US and notes a changing atmosphere in Washington regarding thermal energy and energy efficiency. … Continue reading

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Forbes Highlights District Energy in London

Forbes just posted an article bringing light to London’s district energy network, announcing that combined heat & power and district energy avoided over 36,000 tons of carbon in 2010, providing over 50% of London’s total avoided carbon emissions. Electricity produced … Continue reading

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German Chancellor Agrees to Overhaul CHP Financing

Germany’s cabinet backs a bill supporting heat grids and the modernization of energy plants. View Source.

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Tokyo to Build Own Independent Energy Network

The Denki Shimbun reports “The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has adopted a policy to build a decentralized and self-supporting energy network that does not rely on the power generation and transmission facilities of the Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc.” View Source.

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Introducing the District Energy Magazine Mobile App

Now available in the App Store and Android Marketplace! – FREE current and past issues of IDEA’s publication District Energy magazine – Download issues for offline reading – Searchable archive of past issues – Bookmark articles & share with other … Continue reading

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