Monthly Archives: September 2014

UNBC heats up green image, will expand its bioenergy district heating system

Charelle Evelyn reports in the Prince George Citizen that the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) will be expanding its award-winning bioenergy district heating system on its Prince George campus. Canada’s Green University will become a little greener next year … Continue reading

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Renewable CHP network will link all of downtown Birmingham UK

Design Products and Applications reports that a £1.1m initiative to reduce the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels by optimizing energy efficiency in district heating networks is set to get under way in Birmingham. Birmingham is leading the way with multiple … Continue reading

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Youngstown Thermal: It’s cool and good business to burn wood waste

Dennis LaRue interviews Carl Avers, the CEO of Youngstown Thermal, in The Business Journal. Youngstown Thermal is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA); Avers served as the President (now called Chair) of IDEA from 1986-1987. The price … Continue reading

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International District Energy Association Supports the District Energy in Cities Initiative Announced at UN Climate Summit

The District Energy in Cities Initiative” under the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), a global initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the UN Climate Summit in New York City. The “District … Continue reading

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CEO says Honolulu Seawater A/C project to start construction in August 2015

Duane Shimogawa reports in Pacific Business News that the Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning (HSWAC) project, which will cool Downtown Honolulu office buildings and condominium towers with cold water from the ocean, is slated to start construction by Aug. 1, 2015, … Continue reading

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Clise, McKinstry form Eco District to build waste heat recovery district energy system for Amazon campus in Seattle

Jon Silver reports for the Seattle Journal of Commerce that the giant online retailer Amazon.com will warm its new office space with waste heat from the Internet. That’s how Clise Properties President Richard Stevenson described the “district energy system” that … Continue reading

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Glennmont begins operation of 38 MW biomass CHP plant

Glennmont Partners, one of Europe’s largest fund managers focusing exclusively on investment in clean energy infrastructure, announced that it has begun operation of the 38 MWe Sleaford straw-fired renewable energy plant. Sleaford is a town in Lincolnshire, England. Sleaford will … Continue reading

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Siemens moves to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6B

HOUSTON (AP) — German electronics and engineering company Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand (NYSE: DRC) for $7.6 billion cash.  Siemens subsidiary Siemens Energy, Inc. and Dresser-Rand are both members of the International … Continue reading

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United Nations summary report: District Energy in Cities: Unlocking the full potential of energy efficiency and renewable energy

Now available is an advanced summary of the forthcoming United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) publication, District Energy in Cities: Unlocking the Full Potential of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, written in collaboration with the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2), … Continue reading

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Energy efficiency is a game changer for climate protection

Achim Steiner, the UNEP Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Kandeh K. Yumkella ,UN Under-Secretary-General, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and CEO of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative report in The Huffington Post on the growing … Continue reading

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