Monthly Archives: November 2014

The IEA CHP and DHC Collaborative issues 2014 Country Scorecard for U.S.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that U.S. CHP capacity growth has been slow since the late 2000s; however, 2012 saw the most new installed capacity since 2005, and interest in CHP in the U.S. is rising due to low … Continue reading

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University of Alaska Fairbanks picks power plant designer

The publication newsminer.com, “The Voice of Interior Alaska,” reports that the University of Alaska Fairbanks has hired an Iowa-based engineering firm to plan the next phase of design for a new, $245 million combined heat and power (CHP) plant on … Continue reading

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District heating: a hot idea whose time has come

Charlotte Johnson reports in The Guardian about the growing interest in district heating in the UK and expands on London’s successful Pimlico District Heating Undertaking (PDHU), which has been operating since 1950. The PDHU is the UK’s first combined heat … Continue reading

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6th International District Cooling Conference 2014: UAE ranks high in global district cooling infrastructure

AMEinfo.com reports that the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) 6th International District Cooling Conference, hosted by Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider and a member of IDEA, will be held in Dubai from December 14-16, 2014. IDEA has … Continue reading

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Johnson Controls wins Mall of Egypt chiller contract

Utilities ME reports that US-based technology firm Johnson Controls has announced it has won an order to supply high-efficiency York centrifugal chillers to the Mall of Egypt project in Cairo. Johnson Controls is a member of the International District Energy … Continue reading

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Controlling cogeneration facility NOx emissions

When considering natural gas reciprocating engines, consulting engineers must fully understand the emission requirements. Bob Stelzer, Chairman and CTO of Safety Power Inc., Mississauga, Ont. writes in Consulting-Specifying Engineer about the need to determine oxides of nitrogen in the exhaust … Continue reading

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Swedish forestry waste-to-energy plant keeps costs down with organic Rankine cycle

Ben Messenger reports in Waste Management World that the Marjarp 2 biowaste to energy facility in Falköping, Sweden — the first power plant in Scandinavia to use hot oil Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) — has completed its first year of … Continue reading

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Empower shares district cooling success story with US Consul General

Meeting aims to bolster bilateral trade Thomson Reuters Zawya reports that today, November 12, 2014, Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, received the US Consul General, His Excellency Robert Waller, accompanied by Mr. Nasir Abbasi, Commercial Attaché at … Continue reading

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IDEA International District Cooling Conference to shed light on global challenges facing global district cooling industry

H.E. Bin Shafar: “Dubai is a model of successful migration to district cooling systems” H.E. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), announced that the 2014 IDEA International District Cooling Conference to be held under the … Continue reading

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Water is a growing business problem; but many companies haven’t noticed

This story was originally published in The Economist In 2013 a Chilean court ruled that Barrick of Canada, the world’s largest gold-mining firm, could not go ahead with its Pascua Lama mine until it could guarantee not to pollute downstream … Continue reading

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