Monthly Archives: June 2014

Tabreed signs district cooling contract with UAE University

National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) has renewed its district cooling agreement with the UAE University (UAEU). The Abu Dhabi-based company will provide 17,500 tons of cooling for existing and future projects. Tabreed is a member of the International District Energy … Continue reading

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IDEA Addresses Arizona Public Utility Commission on Microgrids

On Wednesday June 25, IDEA President & CEO Rob Thornton presented on “Microgrids: Moving to Mainstream” to the Phoenix, Arizona Corporation Commission as part of a Special Open Meeting “Commission Workshop on Emerging Technologies” (E-00000J-13-0375) Click here to access the … Continue reading

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Advanced, ammonia-free SCR system achieves 3 ppm NOx for Calif. cogen facility

Mole for mole, the greenhouse gas (GHG) nitrous oxide, N2O, has a Global Warming Potential nearly 200 times greater than carbon dioxide (CO2), according to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (Table 2.14, Chap.2, p.212). It can also cause damage to … Continue reading

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Supreme Court rejects extending Clean Air Act permitting authority based solely on GHGs

Attorneys Kyle Danish, Stephen Fotis, Avi Zevin, and Ilan Gutherz from the law firm Van Ness Feldman (VNF), advisers to the International District Energy Association (IDEA), report that on June 23, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court partially upheld and partially … Continue reading

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EPA issues Proposed Clean Power Plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants

Attorneys Kyle Danish, Stephen Fotis, Ilan Gutherz, Avi Zevin, and Gabe Tabak from the law firm Van Ness Feldman (VNF), advisers to the International District Energy Association (IDEA), report and explain that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a … Continue reading

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Minnesota community college converting to biomass

Anna Simet reports in Biomass Magazine that Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids, Minnesota is converting and upgrading its natural gas boiler system to consume local wood fuel. The school, which bills itself as the “Best place to start,” hopes … Continue reading

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St. Paul District Energy CEO Ken Smith named Chair of IDEA

Ever-Green Energy (EGE) News reports that Ken Smith, who is the CEO of St. Paul District Energy, St. Paul District Cooling and Ever-Green Energy, has been named 2014-15 Chair of the International District Energy Association (IDEA).  He is the fourth … Continue reading

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Policymakers must address role of heat in fueling EU economy

Cogen Europe issued a press release today emphasizing that around half of the final energy consumed in the EU is used in industrial processes, and to heat and cool commercial buildings and households. Yet despite the huge economic significance of … Continue reading

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PEPCO honored for Midtown Thermal Control Center by International District Energy Association

Barbara Vergetis Lundin reports in FierceEnergy that PEPCO Energy Services has been recognized with the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) 2014 Annual Innovation Award for a project in Atlantic City, New Jersey. PEPCO’s 16,200 ton multiple-chiller district cooling plant in … Continue reading

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Increased efficiency, improved livelihoods: Transforming district heating in Ukraine

The World Bank reports that 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 countries continue to look for solutions that are affordable, sustainable, … Continue reading

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