Monthly Archives: July 2013

Connecticut plans statewide microgrid program

Electric Light & Power/ POWERGRID International reports that Connecticut is planning nine microgrid projects in the towns of Bridgeport, Fairfield, Groton, Hartford, Middletown, Storrs, Windham, and Woodbridge. The cities will receive a total of $18 million in funding primarily through … Continue reading

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Empower to build Dubai’s ‘greenest’ cooling plant

Lucy Barnard reports in TheNational.ae that Empower has awarded a Dh155 million project to the contractor Trans Gulf Electro Mechanical to build what it claims to be Dubai’s greenest district cooling plant – to cater for the expansion of Business … Continue reading

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European Investment Bank commits to phasing out coal power investment

Utility Week reports that the world’s largest public financial institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB), has committed to phasing out the funding for coal-fired power plants. Following a 10-month review, the EIB confirmed yesterday (July 23) that it would introduce … Continue reading

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British Columbia carbon tax cut fuel use, didn’t hurt economy

The Globe and Mail reports that a study released July 24 by an Ottawa-based think tank named Sustainable Prosperity finds that British Columbia’s carbon tax has resulted in a 17.4-per-cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The report emerges as premiers … Continue reading

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Government statistics shows energy waste has been cut by growth in UK CHP market

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today released its annual energy statistics publication, Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2013, which includes data on the UK combined heat and power (CHP) market. A high-level sampling of that … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Health Hospital in Williamsport Penn. has CHP system, wins LEED® Gold

On July 23 Susquehanna Health’s Regional Medical Center in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, was recognized with a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating July 23 by “implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions for high performance in sustainable site … Continue reading

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Texas Governor Rick Perry signs new energy efficient CHP policy into law

The Texas Combined Heat & Power Initiative (TXCHPI) reports that Texas Governor Rick Perry has signed House Bill (HB) 2049 and HB 1864 into law supporting CHP clean, energy efficient technology. These policies remove regulatory barriers and improve the business … Continue reading

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New Cranfield University biomass boiler supports local woodland expansion, reduces GHG

Cranfield University in the UK has announced that it has been granted funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for a biomass boiler to reduce carbon emissions on its Cranfield campus in Bedfordshire, which is about 97 … Continue reading

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Envida proposes district energy projects for Guelph, Ontario

Anthony Capkun reports in Energy Manager that Envida Community Energy Inc.—an affiliate of Guelph Hydro Inc.—is working with the City of Guelph to develop district energy projects that aim to help the community achieve environmental targets set out in the … Continue reading

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CHP energy center to save Cambridge University Hospitals £30m over 25 years

edieEnergy reports that a new energy innovation center which will deliver significant carbon and cost savings for Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) has received planning permission from the Council. The new facility is scheduled to be fully operational by 2015. The … Continue reading

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