Monthly Archives: October 2013

Capturing the benefits of microgrids in Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) hosted a workshop on October 28th for community leaders interested in deploying microgrids for greater energy assurance. The workshop was organized by the U.S. DOE Northeast CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP), and the program is … Continue reading

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Wood Mackenzie: Carbon policies unlikely to prevent a coal-fueled world

Wood Mackenzie reported that its President of Global Markets, Mr. William Durbin, stated at the 22nd World Energy Congress (WEC) in Daegu, Korea (Oct. 14) that global government policies to reduce carbon emissions will not prevent a hydrocarbon world, and … Continue reading

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Texas A&M University cuts energy consumption 45%, is cover feature in District Energy magazine

Tamu Times, published by Texas A&M University, reports that an article on the university’s new combined heat and power (CHP) system is the cover feature in District Energy magazine, the flagship publication of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), published … Continue reading

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Innovative technologies & construction boom drive the district cooling market in Saudi Arabia

Frost & Sullivan reports that innovative technologies and a construction boom are driving growth in the district cooling market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is expected to overtake the district cooling market in the United Arab Emirates by … Continue reading

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Urban underground holds sustainable thermal energy potential

Phys.org™ (formerly Physorg.com) reports on research evaluating  the potential of  substantial thermal energy sources in underground aquifers that exist beneath big cities to provide sustainable energy for heating in winter and cooling in summer. Researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology … Continue reading

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Sofame Technologies selected as finalist for Global Cleantech Award

Sofame Technologies Inc. (TSX-V: SDW) (OTC.PK: SFMGF), a leading Canadian manufacturer of efficient industrial water heaters and cost-effective heat recovery systems for traditional boilers, has been selected as one of the top three finalists in the Green Building Category at … Continue reading

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Fort Bliss operating Army’s first microgrid

Lisa Ferdinando, reported in Army News Service, that Fort Bliss, Texas, is operating the Army’s first microgrid, which will be a model for other microgrids throughout the base. The Fort Bliss grid-tied microgrid project was funded by the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Big corporations embracing microgrids: A threat for utilities?

Ken Wells and Mark Chediak, report in Bloomberg News that Oracle Corp. Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison plans to build a microgrid to power the Hawaiian island he bought last year. EBay Inc. has one to run a data center. … Continue reading

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Cofely acquires energy system serving ExCeL Center in East London

Cofely, a GDF Suez company, has acquired the energy center connected to the ExCeL exhibition and conference centre in East London. The company has signed a 40-year energy services contract with ExCeL to supply heat, chilled water and CHP-generated electricity … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court will review whether EPA Clean Air Act permitting authority extends to GHG

Kyle Danish, Stephen Fotis and Avi Zevin of the Van Ness Feldman law firm report that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear challenges to a determination by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) that, under … Continue reading

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