Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority reports 2012 profits of $1.2bn

Adam Lane reports in Utilities-me.com that Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has released its financial statement for 2012, showing a 6% rise in profit for the year to US $1.2 billion. Revenue was up to $4.27 billion last year, … Continue reading

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Belhasa wins Abu Dhabi district cooling deal from Sorouh and Tabreed

Adam Lane reports in Utilities.me.com that UAE-based Belhasa Projects has been awarded a contract by Sorouh and Tabreed to work on a 10,000 RT (refrigeration ton) expansion project for the Shams Abu Dhabi district cooling project. The deal is part … Continue reading

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Industry warns low-cost renewable heat needs investor certainty

The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) today warned that investors need more certainty if the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme is to drive the deployment of cost-effective renewable heat projects, including highly efficient combined heat and power. DECC decides … Continue reading

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U.S. EPA recognizes medical centers and universities for emissions reductions and energy savings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized five facilities with the Energy Star® Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award for their efforts to reduce emissions that threaten public health while increasing energy reliability and efficiency. “Our Energy Star CHP … Continue reading

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Johnson Controls launches chiller solutions with advanced solar technology

MILWAUKEE Feb. 21, 2013 – Johnson Controls, a global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, introduces a solar cooling solution to reduce energy costs for large buildings across North America by combining its high-efficiency chillers with … Continue reading

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Munich to cut CO2 emissions in half with district heating powered by renewable sources

The following is derived from the article “Munich – A model city for a sustainable future” that  appeared in the Danfoss Ecopolis tabloid (2012). Stadtwerke München, the utility company in Munich, Germany, aims to supply every customer with renewable energy … Continue reading

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Texas A&M wins EPA CHP award for energy efficiency

Chris Scoggins of The Battalion, “The student voice of Texas A&J since 1893,”  reports that Texas A&M, a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a recipient of its … Continue reading

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Tri-generation growth in India limited by natural gas supply costs

Ankur Paliwal reports in Down to Earth on the use of tri-generation technology—the simultaneous production of heating, cooling and power generation from the use of one fuel—at a medical trauma center in Delhi, India. The piped natural gas (PNG) fueled … Continue reading

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Request for Proposals: USDA 2013 Hazardous Fuels Woody Biomass Utilization Grant Program

Federal Register Announcement To address the goals of Public Law 110-234, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Rural Revitalization Technologies (7 U.S.C. 6601), and the anticipated Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act of 2012, USDA … Continue reading

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Tighter RGGI carbon emission caps may aid Delaware

Aaron Nathans reports in The News Journal that a 10-state regional cap-and-trade program is looking to tighten up pollution limits ahead of a more robust economic recovery, and in the process seeking to pump more money into state programs fostering … Continue reading

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