Monthly Archives: May 2012

CHPA publishes first map of UK district heating systems

Following the UK Government’s call for the creation and expansion of district heating networks, the Combined Heat & Power Association (CHPA) has published the UK’s first Map of District Heating Schemes. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s recently … Continue reading

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Univ of Colorado-Boulder plans to use its natgas-powered turbines again

The Denver Post and the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colorado report that with natural gas prices going down, the University of Colorado at Boulder is planning to start using its natural gas-powered turbines again to generate electricity and heat for … Continue reading

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Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning unmatched in U.S. for fossil fuel savings

Anders Rydaker, CEO of Ever-Green Energy, during recent KHON2 television interview in Honolulu. (click photo for video) In this television interview, Anders Rydaker, CEO of Ever-Green Energy, which is building the Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC) system,  says that the … Continue reading

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Engineered hot geothermal systems: 24/7 free heat

British geologist Ryan Law, managing director of London-based Geothermal Engineering Ltd., plans to develop a hot geothermal well by boring three miles down to hot granite. The 190 degree C rock at that depth will supply a 10-MWe, utility scale, … Continue reading

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Whitesand First Nation Considers Shift from Diesel to Bioenergy CHP

The Ontario, Canada Ministry of Northern Development and Mines has announced its assistance to the Whitesand First Nation 300-person community in assessing feasibility of converting from diesel power generation to biomass-fueled combined heat and power. In addition to the biopower … Continue reading

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AstraZeneca’s Newark, Delaware, plant wins EPA Energy Star with advanced flue gas system

The EPA has announced that AstraZeneca’s Newark, Delaware, facility has earned the Energy Star certification after installing a Sofame waste heat recovery system , with control panel and controls programming provided by Thermo Systems. Sofame and Thermo Systems are members … Continue reading

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Sweden has phased out fossil fuels as a heat source for buildings

Zofia Lublin, Head of the Analysis Department of the Swedish Energy Agency, reports that Sweden is within reach of achieving the 2020 target of 49% renewable energy as a share of national energy use. Although there are obstacles, Lublin says … Continue reading

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SoCalGas launches Cogenra into solar cooling market

Cogenra hybrid solar cogeneration module. PV cells at top of photo receive insolation from parabolic reflector at bottom. Excess heat is captured by coolant pipes beyind the PV array. Cogenra Solar®, a leading provider of distributed solar cogeneration systems and … Continue reading

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Joel Greene, IDEA General Counsel, listed in Super Lawyers

Joel Greene, IDEA General Counsel Joel L. Greene, General Counsel to the International District Energy Association (IDEA), has been listed in the 2012 Washington DC Super Lawyers® in the area of Energy and Natural Resources. Greene served as chair of … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Mittel teams with Moss Isolasjonsservice in Norway

Mittel Fjärrvärme AB, an energy technology company based in Umeå, Sweden, and Moss Isolasjonsservice, a provider of insulation products and services in Moss, Norway, have inked a strategic partnership to introduce Mittel TSC, an advanced welding technology from Mittel, to … Continue reading

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