Monthly Archives: December 2012

IDEA President Rob Thornton Addresses New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable

The New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable presented “U.S. Climate, Air and Energy Policy in the Second Obama Administration; and Bracing for Storms in New England” on December 21 in Boston, MA. IDEA President Rob Thornton participated in a panel discussion … Continue reading

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Recycled Energy Development purchases utility infrastructure of Eastman Business Park

Recycled Energy Development (RED) has agreed to purchase and upgrade the utility infrastructure of Kodak’s Eastman Business Park (EBP), one of the nation’s largest industrial complexes. EBP is a 1,200 acre technology center and industrial complex located near Lake Ontario … Continue reading

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Canada to appeal WTO ruling on Ontario energy program

Richard Blackwell of The Globe and Mail reports that Canada will appeal a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that could derail a key element of Ontario’s green energy program designed to encourage manufacturers to set up shop in the province. … Continue reading

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New York University meets GHG target years ahead of deadline

In 2007, New York University (NYU) in Manhattan committed to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2017. NYU Local and The New York Times reported that remarkably, it achieved this goal in 2010—only 3 years later—when its new, state-of-the-art … Continue reading

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New 5.5 km expansion for biomass-fueled Danish district heating project

The Danish Board of District Heating reports that Danish utility company SK Forsyning has begun one of the largest district heating expansions in Denmark. The company has secured an agreement with large customers in the town of Slagelse, netting an increased … Continue reading

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Thermal Energy International to install $750,000 heat recovery system at a major Canadian hospital

Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSXV: TMG), based in Ottawa, Canada announced today that it has signed a contract valued at approximately $750,000 for the installation of a heat recovery system at a large publicly funded Canadian hospital. The energy savings … Continue reading

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New Jersey state agency puts CHP projects back on the table again

Tim Johnson reports in NJ Spotlight, Energy & Environment, that the effects of Hurricane Sandy have led New Jersey to take another look at combined heat and power (CHP). Until now, the diversion of funds to close budget gaps in … Continue reading

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Industrial CHP saves Europe the equivalent of 15 million tonnes of fuel imports annually

COGEN Europe reports that cogeneration in industry already saves Europe around 15 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Toe) of energy imports each year. In a dinner debate held Monday December 17 at the European Parliament, the cogeneration sector called for … Continue reading

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Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Factory installs GE’s Gas Engines to counter rising diesel costs, boost plant’s energy efficiency

GE Power & Water reports that the Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Private Limited (HMSI) factory in Manesar in the state of Haryana, India, facing soaring diesel fuel prices and intense competition in India’s two-wheeler sector, has installed two of … Continue reading

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Operators and not owners of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants will be liable for Climate Change Levy, says UK Government

Out-Law.com reports that Operators of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants in the UK will be liable for the Carbon Price Support (CPS) rate of Climate Change Levy, according to draft Finance Bill legislation published by the Treasury. For non-CHP … Continue reading

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