Monthly Archives: April 2013

Duluth, Minn.: Canal Park Study Released (consideration of steam-hot water transition)

In partnership with the City of Duluth, MN, Ever-Green Energy – service provider to Duluth Steam, recently completed  a detailed analysis of the technical feasibility of converting service to Canal Park from steam to hot water district heating.  Ever-Green Energy is … Continue reading

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Lakeland College launches CHP clean energy project in Alberta, Canada

Lakeland College has partnered with Turbosteam to increase the sustainability of its Lloydminster, Alberta campus and to help the school deliver highly credentialed engineers and technicians to the booming energy markets in Alberta and Saskatchewan.  Turbosteam’s clean-energy project will generate … Continue reading

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Cogeneration could become market for gas producers

The Wall Street Journal reports that combined heat and power systems that produce electricity through a process called cogeneration have great market potential for natural gas producers. But speakers at a gas industry conference held at West Virginia University’s College … Continue reading

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IDEA applauds introduction of MLP Parity Act

The International District Energy Association (http://www.districtenergy.org) commends U.S. legislators for re-introducing the bipartisan Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) Parity Act (S. 795), which aims to level the energy playing field by giving investors in renewable and clean energy projects access to … Continue reading

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EV charging stations beginning to appear on campus

By Loren Snyder reports in Facilities Management that facility and transportation managers are increasingly seeing electric vehicles show up on their grounds. And with the appearance of the all-electric Nissan Leaf, or the hybrid system of the plug-in Chevrolet Volt, … Continue reading

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Port Alberni, Vancouver ponders district energy funding options

Niomi Pearson reports in the Alberni Valley News: To partner or not to partner – that will be the question when the City of Port Alberni, Vancouver, Canada receives word on several grant funding applications recently made to get the … Continue reading

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Combined heat and power fuels energy efficiency in Ontario

Don McCabe, Vice President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, writes in Farms.com about the potential of combined heat and power (CHP) to increase energy efficiency within the Province’s industries. There’s another source of power available in Ontario that deserves … Continue reading

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Improving the energy system with CHP and WtE in Bulgaria

Ramboll Group A/S, a global multidisciplinary engineering, design and consultancy company based in Denmark, has announced that it has been commissioned to provide technical assistance to the energy utility of Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria. Ramboll is a member … Continue reading

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Senators introduce S.795 Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act

The International District Energy Association (IDEA) applauds U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) for re-introducing the bipartisan Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act (S.795). This legislation will level the energy playing field … Continue reading

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus to retire and Preliminary List of Energy and Infrastructure Tax Reform Options

Michael Platner of the law firm Van Ness Feldman, a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), reports that today, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) announced that he will not seek reelection in 2014, saying he will … Continue reading

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