Monthly Archives: December 2014

Massachusetts awards $18.4M to cities and towns for energy resiliency projects

Elisa Wood reports in Energy Efficiency Markets that Massachusetts today awarded $18.4 million for energy resiliency projects to keep the lights on in critical facilities throughout the state when storms and disasters bring down the electric grid. The funds went to … Continue reading

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Why is Waste-to-Energy so confusing for Americans?

Martin Lemos insightfully describes in the Bard College MBA program’s “Sustainable Management: Best Practices from New York City” sponsored student writing series, the inexorable forces slowly moving Waste to Energy out of the trash heap and into energy production in … Continue reading

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What is government doing to spur microgrid growth?

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge on what state and federal policies are doing to spur microgrid growth in the United States. She offers the following inventory from the latest Think Microgrid report, The Energy Efficient Microgrid, which examines grid-connected … Continue reading

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Upsurge in Qatar Cool district cooling production

Qatar District Cooling Company (Qatar Cool) has announced that there has been a surge in the production of tonnes of refrigeration (TR) over the past 12 months. Qatar Cool is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). In … Continue reading

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Utility 2.0: What are Utilities Doing to Meet New York’s Vision for a 21st Century Energy System?

Abbey Brown reports in the Energy Collective on the progress being made in New York to modernize the state’s electricity systems since the New York Public Service Commission (Commission) opened its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding in the spring. … Continue reading

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EC director emphasizes energy efficiency role in Horizon 2020

Diarmaid Williams reports in Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production (COSPP) on the growing emphasis being placed on security of energy supply in the EU. Opportunities for district heating and cooling in the Energy Efficiency section of the Horizon 2020 Energy … Continue reading

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Renewables dominate new US electrical generating capacity

For the ninth time in the past eleven months, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for the majority of new U.S. electrical generation brought into service. Natural gas took the lead in the other two months … Continue reading

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IDEA’s 6th Cooling Conference in Dubai features highly efficient infrastructure

The International District Energy Association (IDEA) has announced the strategic success of its 2014 IDEA International District Cooling Conference titled “Cleaner Energy, Greener Cities”, in Dubai, UAE Dec 14-16 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, … Continue reading

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ONICON acquires Greyline Instruments

ONICON Incorporated, a Harbour Group company, has acquired Greyline Instruments, Inc., John Norris, president of ONICON, announced today, December 22, 2014. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ONICON is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). Greyline … Continue reading

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Con Edison Solutions Report: Co-generation delivers major benefits for owners of large properties

Robin Whitlock reports in Renewable Energy magazine that a new white paper from Con Edison Solutions has found that energy co-generation delivers major benefits for owners of large-scale properties in New York. Con Edison Solutions, a services company subsidiary of … Continue reading

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