Monthly Archives: May 2013

EESI releases Fact Sheet on CHP (free download)

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute has released the informative and up-to-date Fact Sheet: “Combined Heat and Power:Pathway to Lower Energy Costs, Reduced Emissions, Secure and Resilient Energy Supply. TABLE OF CONTENTS CHP Benefits Significant CHP Potential Key Barriers to … Continue reading

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“Oat power” fuels another environmental award for General Mills

Bridget Christenson reports that General Mills’ biomass boiler at its oat milling facility in Fridley, Minn., has once again been recognized for its innovative use of oat hulls as a power source. The Environmental Initiative in Minnesota recognized General Mills … Continue reading

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Metso technology plays major role again in receiving Finland’s Climate Action of the Year Award

Pulp-Paperworld.com reports that for the second time in a row, Metso‘s innovative technology has played a major role in winning the Climate Action of the Year Award in Finland. This year, the Sustainability Forum of the Finnish Energy Industries granted … Continue reading

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Iggesund Paperboard launches biomass CHP plant in Cumbria, UK

Jonathan Lee reports in in-Cumbria that Iggesund Paperboard has launched its biomass-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) plant at its coastal Workington paperboard mill in Cumbria, England. Iggesund, a subsidiary of the Holmen Group, is a leading European manufacturer of … Continue reading

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San Francisco gets its first eco-district

Laura Tam reports in sustainableindustries.com that over the last year, there’s been palpable buzz in San Francisco around eco-districts — essentially, sustainability plans that operate at the neighborhood scale. We’ve learned about different eco-district models and how eco-districts are working … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Energy Secretary Moniz promises to focus on energy efficiency

VIDEO: Energy Secretary Moniz Promises to Focus on Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy http://www.doe.gov/articles

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Minnesota’s new Waste Heat Recovery Law

New language signed into law on May 23, 2013 by Gov. Mark Dayton of Minnesota addresses the issue of waste heat in Minnesota’s current energy system.  Approximately 55% of Minnesota’s energy is currently lost to the environment, according to the … Continue reading

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London’s Tate Modern gallery uses waste heat from electricity substation

Priyanka Shrestha reports in Energy Live News that London’s Tate Modern art gallery will soon get its heating and hot water demand from waste heat recovered from an electricity substation. UK Power Networks will recover waste heat as a by-product … Continue reading

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Princeton University on track to achieve its 2020 emissions target

Brendan McGrath, Staff Writer, reports in The Times of Trenton via www.nj.com that Princeton University has made substantial progress on an ambitious plan it launched five years ago to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by the year … Continue reading

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Combined heat and power plants in Latvia produced 62.9% of the total heat in 2012

Linda Bērtaite reports in The Baltic Course–Statistics Latvia that in 2012 there were 133 active combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Latvia with a total electrical capacity of 1021.0 megawatts (MW). Provisional data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau … Continue reading

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