Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ithaca, NY group announces Phase 2 of downtown CHP/district energy utility project study

Energize Ithaca has announced that the United States Department of Energy (DOE) has agreed to offer technical assistance to complete phase 2 of the Downtown Combined Heat and Power-District Energy (CHP-DE) Utility project study for the greater downtown Ithaca area. … Continue reading

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Canada: Public-Private Partnerships facilitating funding for infrastructure projects

The emerging Canadian model for public-private partnerships (PPP) is enabling funding for infrastructure projects when Government resources are not sufficient to meet the needs. Today’s PPP practice is enabling the funding of critical projects and in the process, is reshaping … Continue reading

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EBRD funds energy savings in Belarus

First loan under facility promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched a facility to promote sustainable energy financing in Belarus, a country with a highly industrialized and energy intensive economy inherited … Continue reading

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DCO Energy acquires Exelon’s interest in ACE 108MW coal cogeneration facility in California

DCO Energy to redevelop the facility; plans to replace coal with natural gas DCO Energy California, a subsidiary of DCO Energy and a member of IDEA, announced that it has acquired Exelon’s approximate one-third interest in the ACE Cogeneration Facility, … Continue reading

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How Distributed Energy entrepreneurs turned 900-year-old German abbey into clean-energy icon

Editor’s Note: This is an extract from the third installment of Clean Break: The Story of Germany’s Energy Transformation—and What Americans Can Learn From It, by Osha Gray Davidson, available as an Amazon ebook. This article extract was published in … Continue reading

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Germany highlights a major role for CHP in a modern low carbon industrial base

As Europe places increased importance on industry in its economic recovery strategy, Germany highlights a major role for energy efficiency savings through CHP in a modern low-carbon industrial base. A new policy report, “Contribution of Energy Efficiency Measures to Climate … Continue reading

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Sofame bullish on growing interest in its high-efficiency direct-contact technology

Robert Presser, Chairman of Montreal, Canada-based Sofame Technologies, Inc. (TSXV: SDW), (OTC.PK: SFMGF), has announced new funding, an aggressive growth strategy, and a turnaround to profitability. Sofame, a member of IDEA, custom-engineers and manufactures innovative high-efficiency direct-contact water heating and … Continue reading

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Iceland: A 100% renewables example in the modern era

Paul Gipe provides a wide-ranging, informal report on Iceland’s unique national geothermal-based energy environment in REneweconomy, following a visit he and his wife Nancy Nies made there earlier this month. The fortuitous location of the country on the volcanically active … Continue reading

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Two Needs, One Turbine: CHP can help reduce and meet energy demand

Chuck Ross writes in Electrical Contractor magazine that falling natural gas prices and increasing pollution regulations are combining to put aging coal-fired electricity generation plants in many states out of business. While natural gas-fired generation are likely to pick up … Continue reading

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MFRI announces $23M in insulated piping product orders for district cooling expansion in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

MFRI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MFRI) announced today that its Perma-Pipe Saudi Arabia subsidiary has received several orders totaling over $23 million to supply engineered and insulated piping products for the chilled water distribution system utilized for a major expansion of the … Continue reading

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