Monthly Archives: June 2013

EPA regulation of GHG emissions from existing power plants: Issues and Options

Kyle Danish, Stephen Fotis, Doug Smith, Ilan Gutherz of the law firm, Van Ness Feldman, legal counsel to the International District Energy Association (IDEA), provide the following discussion of issues and options issuing from President Obama’s  June 25th speech on … Continue reading

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When you spend money you make money on the smart grid

Kathleen Wolf Davis writes in IntelligentUtility that in April, the government released a report that looked back at the financial impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Most of us just call that by the impact of … Continue reading

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Microgrids and distributed generation will change our energy futures

Devon Bass writes in Energybiz that the old top-down utility infrastructure model will increasingly come under pressure as new technologies become a disruptive force in electricity infrastructure. Renewable energy, microgrids, and distributed generation will change the way we manage our … Continue reading

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Municipal officials and industry leaders at IDEA Conference advocate for district energy and CHP

With more frequent severe weather events leading to energy supply interruption and economic disruption, attention has turned to deployment of district energy infrastructure and CHP microgrids for supply diversity and enhanced reliability and resiliency. At IDEA’s 104th Annual Conference in … Continue reading

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IDEA provides testimony to Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee

On Tuesday June 25, IDEA Legislative Director Mark Spurr will be providing testimony to the US Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources on a bill sponsored by Senator Al Franken (D-MN) –  S.1205, the “Local Energy Supply and Resiliency … Continue reading

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Combustion turbine upgrade: Rx for critical energy needs of California hospital

Rady Children’s Hospital, located in San Diego, CA, is the largest pediatric hospital in the region and one of the largest in the nation. It provides care to more than 150,000 children annually. After a major hospital expansion, the facility, … Continue reading

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1.8 million Chinese will now have Danish district heating

Ingeniøren/Dansk Fjernvarme reports that over three years, COWI and Danfoss will establish the first large district heating system in China worth several hundred million DKK (one million DKK equals approximately USD 175,000). The system will be recovering and using the waste … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to review lower court rejection of EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

The Supreme Court today agreed to consider an appeals court’s rejection of EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and will review a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that struck down EPA’s rule in EME Homer … Continue reading

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New York adds 600,000 residents to storm evacuation zones

Michael Muskal reports in The Los Angeles Times that In the wake of deadly Superstorm Sandy, New York officials have added 600,000 residents to the city’s storm evacuation zones, according to maps released Tuesday. The new designation divides the most … Continue reading

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TVIS in Denmark wants green energy from DONG Energy

Dong Energy reports that TVIS has chosen DONG Energy as negotiation partner on heating supply from a new biomass-fired CHP plant, involving a projected capital investment of DKK 1.8 billion (approx. USD 318 million). Today, a unanimous TVIS board decided … Continue reading

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