Monthly Archives: February 2015

UK primary energy demand falls 7% in 2014

The Association for Decentralised Energy reports that the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released its provisional December 2014 energy statistics, showing that UK primary energy consumption fell by 7% last year, continuing a downward trend beginning in … Continue reading

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Update: NY Reforming Energy Vision (REV) plan

Scott Waldman and David Giambusso report for Capital Energy that New York’s aggressive Reforming Energy Vision (REV) Plan is moving forward. The plan the Public Service Commission adopted at the Commission Session held at 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, on … Continue reading

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Coal-fired Mannheim Unit 9 operational ahead of official commissioning date

As of Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, the new combined heat and power facility Mannheim Unit 9 of the Großkraftwerk Mannheim AG complex, while still in a testing period, actively began delivering power to the grid, reports Genscape. The official commissioning … Continue reading

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EU turns up the heat: finally, a policy push for heating and cooling (half our energy use)

Clare Taylor reports in Energy Post on a positive sea change in EU energy policy recognition of district energy and cogeneration and provides a smorgasbord of examples of thermal projects now underway. When we speak about energy, most of the … Continue reading

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Energy industry potential for “Joining Forces”

Mike Baskin, a Fellow in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), reports on the promise of “Joining Forces,” an ongoing effort launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, from the perspective of DOE. The program calls on … Continue reading

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Albany Green Energy to develop 50 MW biomass plant in Georgia

Katie Fletcher reports in Biomass magazine that Proctor & Gamble Co. and Constellation Energy have announced the development of a 50 MW biomass plant that will provide all of the steam needs for P&G’s largest U.S. facility in Albany, Georgia. … Continue reading

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Empower reports FY 2014 financial results amid strong growth in revenue & profits

Based in Dubai, UAE, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling service provider, today announced that its 2014 net profit reached AED 410 million (approx. USD $111,000,000), for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014. The … Continue reading

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A look at the history of efforts to increase reliance on market forces to drive energy efficiency

Steve Nadel Steven Nadel, Executive Director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has posted Part Two of a series of articles in which ACEEE examines the most effective roles for energy efficiency programs and market-driven solutions in … Continue reading

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IDEA Campus Energy Conference revealed glimpses of energy future

David McGimpsey, Special Counsel at the law firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber, reports in The Limitless Energy Blog that the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) 28th Annual Campus Energy Conference in Denver last week revealed a lot about our energy future. … Continue reading

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Stockholm power goes green as biomass ousts coal

Jesper Starn reports for Bloomberg on the conversion of major power plants in Nordic countries from burning coal to burning wood chips. For a lesson in global energy history, look no further than Stockholm’s oldest power plant. Since 1903, Fortum … Continue reading

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