Monthly Archives: March 2015

European City Leaders in Paris gather to sign Climate Pledge

Twenty-six European mayors assembled in Paris on March 26 to discuss addressing climate change on a local level. They pledged to reduce emissions in their communities by investing in clean energy and energy efficiency and signed a declaration entitled: “In … Continue reading

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Ontario’s Climate Change Discussion Paper–IDEA Comments

On February 12, 2015, the Ontario government released its Climate Change Discussion Paper. The paper outlines the associated challenges facing the Province, identifies the risks and threats, and suggests various actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It sets a … Continue reading

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Expansion of the Galt District Energy System

Guelph Holdings in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, reports that it is constructing the expansion of the Galt District Energy System in downtown Guelph to a luxury condominium development (see “18-storey luxury condo in Guelph is latest to plug into district energy … Continue reading

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Army’s only green island: 20 years of geothermal, natural gas energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

Capt. Jo Smoke, Fort Knox Public Affairs reports that after 20 years of implementing green conservation technologies across the post, U.S. Army Fort Knox in Kentucky prepares to officially declare energy independence this spring by “pulling the plug” during a … Continue reading

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Wood waste to energy CHP projects to generate 26.4 MW in Estonia & Lithuania

Waste Management World reports that following a strategic partnership, biomass combustion and bulk materials handling firm Saxlund International, together with Axis Industries will deliver two new biomass combustion projects to deliver combined heat and power (CHP) for customers in Estonia … Continue reading

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£111m recycling and waste plant planned for South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Scottish Construction Now! reports that the Green Investment Bank (GIB) has announced plans to co-fund an £111 million recycling and waste-to-energy plant in South Lanarkshire. The UK’s government-funded bank said it had invested more than £28m in the new facility … Continue reading

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Microgrid systems that raise the bar

Click here to access select microgrid case study-based presentations from recent IDEA Conference Proceedings that explore microgrid planning, design, construction, financing and operation. For the latest developments in microgrid technologies, come to IDEA’s 106th Annual Conference & Trade Show in … Continue reading

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Tufts University: Construction on new, more efficient Central Energy Plant plant begins

The President and Trustees of Tufts University, have announced that Tufts University has authorized construction of a new, efficient Central Energy Plant on its Medford, Mass., campus. The project is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2016. Tufts … Continue reading

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For hospitals, capturing waste heat is a natural fit

Kari Lydersen reports in Midwest Energy News on several cases illustrating the operational and economic value of waste heat recovery by hospitals. Last fall, the Gundersen Health System hospital campus in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, generated more energy than it … Continue reading

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NECHPI honors New England Combined Heat and Power leaders

The Northeast Clean Heat and Power Initiative (NECHPI) has awarded its annual “Clean Heat and Power Champion” awards to four outstanding leaders in the Clean Heat and Power (CHP) community. The awards were presented on March 24th, 2015, at NECHPI’s … Continue reading

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