Monthly Archives: September 2013

Honoring the 30th Anniversary of District Energy St. Paul

U.S. Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) has formally recognized the 30th anniversary of the establishment of District Energy St. Paul in the U.S. House of Representatives. District Energy St. Paul is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). As … Continue reading

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Connecticut energy policy positions microgrids as critical to resilient energy supply

Connecticut was one of numerous states in the U.S. that experienced anomalously high snow accumulations during the winter of 2012-13. For example, Bridgeport, Conn., recorded 64.3 inches–nearly five times the 13.6 inches from the previous winter and nearly two and … Continue reading

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Aberdeen Heat & Power first British company to win global green award

Aberdeen Heat and Power reports that it has become the first British company to win a Global District Energy Climate Award. The firm, set up by Aberdeen City Council in 2002, has been awarded the prestigious international Global District Energy … Continue reading

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Metso to supply biomass-fired CHP plant for Oskarshamn Energi in Sweden

Metso, based in Helsinki, Finland, will supply a biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant for Oskarshamn Energi in Oskarshamn, a municipality of about 17,200 on the southeastern coast of Sweden. Metso is a member of the International District Energy … Continue reading

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UVM’s Aiken Center earns LEED platinum, highest scoring building in Vermont

University of Vermont reports that its George D. Aiken Center has earned a LEED® platinum certification from the US Green Building Council, the highest award the group confers. The University of Vermont is a member of the International District Energy … Continue reading

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3rd Global District Energy Climate Awards – Recognizing excellence

Euroheat & Power reports the results of the third edition of the Global District Energy Climate Awards Ceremony, which took place on September 23, 2013 in New York City, culminating the day’s Summit. The Global District Energy Climate Awards were … Continue reading

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Carbon dioxide – problematic GHG or valuable raw material of the future?

While carbon dioxide has taken on a malevolent environmental connotation in the context of the power industry, quite the opposite is true in the chemical production industry, where visionaries see the CO2 economy as a positive paradigm. In this context, … Continue reading

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Report: Hawaii has most diverse renewable energy opportunities in U.S.

Duane Shimogawa reports in Pacific Business News that a new report from the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) ranks Hawaii as having most diverse renewable energy generation opportunities of any other state in the United States. But getting this … Continue reading

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City of Nome & University of Alaska collaborate on geothermal project

Julie Estey reports for the University of Alaska that Nome, Alaska, could soon be known as the first community in the American Arctic to get its power from geothermal energy, thanks to a partnership among the University of Alaska Fairbanks … Continue reading

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Report Ranks U.S. Cities’ Efforts to Save Energy

Boston earned top honors in a new report ranking 34 of America’s largest cities on their efforts to cut energy use and costs; all cities have opportunity to save more. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today released … Continue reading

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