Monthly Archives: February 2014

RAP issues new publications on CHP/DG rates & tariffs

The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) recently released two reports related to combined heat & power (CHP) and distributed generation rates and tariffs that may be of interest to you: Standby Rates for Combined Heat and Power Systems: Economic Analysis and … Continue reading

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Shaheen, Portman finalize latest version of their energy bill ahead of release

Nick Juliano and Elana Schor report in eenews.net that the U.S. Senate’s leading energy efficiency advocates have finalized the latest version of their marquee legislation with 10 new provisions, including an extra title adjusting existing regulations covering electronics, green buildings, … Continue reading

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Veolia and Wheelabrator Technologies extend “Green Steam” supply agreement to reduce Baltimore’s carbon footprint

Contract renewal ensures that nearly half of the steam delivered to Veolia’s customers is “Green Steam” that originates from Wheelabrator’s renewable energy plant Veolia Energy North America, a leading operator and developer of efficient energy solutions, and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc, … Continue reading

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Waste heat is free energy. So why aren’t we using it?

Virginia Hughes reports in the stalwart visionary publication Popular Science on the widespread availability of free energy — waste heat — produced in a wide array of operations, and poses the straightforward question of why we aren’t recovering and using … Continue reading

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Microgrid: Did I just see energy history made in Atlanta?

Elisa Wood reports in Energy Efficiency Markets.com: Every once in a while, after  a lot of humdrum news, something really cool comes along, the kind of thing that can reshape the energy industry. That’s what might have happened last week … Continue reading

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New England natural gas spot prices set record high

William Opalka reports in Energy Manager Today that spot prices for natural gas in New England from Jan.1 to mid-February averaged a record $22.53 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), or 50 percent above the price from a year ago, … Continue reading

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Over 600 campus energy professionals registered for IDEA 27th Annual Campus Energy Conference Feb. 18-21 in Atlanta

Over 600 campus energy professionals have registered for IDEA’s 27th Annual Campus Energy Conference Feb. 18-21 in Atlanta, Georgia. Technical sessions at the landmark event, titled, “Clean, Efficient & Resilient Energy,” will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown … Continue reading

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Cogenra wins ARPA-E funding for high-efficiency solar with storage

Cogenra Solar today announced that it has been selected by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for an award of $1.996 million under their new program, Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight (FOCUS). Cogenra is a … Continue reading

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With reliability a concern, universities are looking to microgrids

Dan Haugen reports in Midwest Energy News that the several Midwestern schools have built or announced microgrid projects, signalling a sea change in attitude about the value of generating on-site electricity as well as district heating and cooling in the … Continue reading

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New Jersey proposes $210 million fund to support energy resiliency projects

Tom Johnson reports in NJSpotlight that the Christie administration is proposing to create a new $210 million pot of money, bankrolled by federal funds, to help pay for projects aimed at curtailing electrical outages during extreme storms. The recommendation is … Continue reading

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