Monthly Archives: May 2014

UK’s Octavia Housing pilot project monitors and optimizes district heating system operation

24dash.com, the UK social housing and public sector news website,  reports that a pilot project by Octavia Housing is helping landlords re-think how they deliver heat and tackle fuel poverty in thousands of social housing properties across the UK supplied … Continue reading

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ACEEE: How states can harness energy efficiency to strengthen economy and reduce pollution

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has published “Change Is in the Air: How States Can Harness Energy Efficiency to Strengthen the Economy and Reduce Pollution (Research Report E1401). In this new study, authors Sara Hayes, Garrett Herndon, … Continue reading

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New or upgraded CHP plants to be built in Vilnius & Kaunas, Lithuania

Lithuanian government gives heat sector reorganization green light The Baltic Course reports a story originally released by the Latvian National News Agency LETA, announcing that the Government approved a resolution on May 28 to establish two state-owned entities, respectively, in … Continue reading

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White House releases ‘All of the Above Energy Strategy’ report

Just days before unveiling highly anticipated climate change regulations, the White House released the report “The All of the Above Energy Strategy as a Path to Sustainable Economic Growth,” detailing the Obama administration’s energy strategy. From the Executive Summary: “The … Continue reading

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So What is a Microgrid, Exactly?

Elisa Wood asks and answers this fundamental question in EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com. This is the second article from the special report, Think Microgrid. So what is a microgrid, exactly? The term has been used for years, yet those who attend microgrid conferences … Continue reading

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EPA: Climate change issues already affecting the U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a report detailing a wide range of climate change issues that are already affecting the United States, from ocean acidity to altered growing seasons. EPA’s third edition of its report, Climate Change … Continue reading

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Increased efficiency, improved livelihoods: transforming District Heating in Ukraine

From The World Bank comes the following news about energy developments being planned in Ukraine. With demand for energy expected to significantly increase in the coming decades for countries around the Europe and Central Asia region, policy makers in these … Continue reading

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Qatar Cool signs construction contract for 3rd cooling plant in West Bay (4th in Qatar)

Qatar District Cooling Company, also known as Qatar Cool, a major district cooling company in the region, signed a contract for the construction of its 3rd plant in West Bay (4th in Qatar), and held an official ceremony on 22nd … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce signs agreement to sell its Energy Gas Turbine and Compressor business to Siemens

Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement to sell its Energy gas turbine and compressor business to Siemens for a £785 million cash consideration. The business being sold supplies aero-derivative gas turbines, compressor systems and related services to customers in the Oil … Continue reading

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Connecticut agency closes on $30 million ‘green’ project deal

Luther Turmelle reports in the New Haven Register that $30 million worth of Connecticut-based energy projects will be funded by Clean Fund, a California financing firm, leveraging the value of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) concept. The state agency … Continue reading

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