Monthly Archives: April 2015

Black & Veatch microgrid System begins providing power to its World Headquarters facility

Black & Veatch today celebrated the commissioning of a new microgrid system that provides power to its World Headquarters. Featuring a range of renewable energy resources and natural gas power, the system allows the company to evaluate microgrid technologies. Black … Continue reading

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Is a carbon price the best way to implement the EPA’s Clean Power Plan?

Gavin Bade writes in Utility Dive that with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan set to be finalized this summer, there is one question that seems to worry utilities and regulators more than any other: Will utilities still be able to maintain … Continue reading

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Mass. College of Liberal Arts new CHP plant will cut carbon, save on energy costs

Edward Damon reports in the Berkshire Eagle that the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in Adams, Mass., will upgrade its power plant as part of an ongoing effort to lessen its carbon footprint, promote sustainability and save substantial energy costs. … Continue reading

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The Steam Age returns to Vancouver

Jeff Lee reports in the Vancouver Sun that Vancouver developer Ian Gillespie expects to invest upwards of $100 million over the next five years into converting the city’s largest natural gas steam plant into a low-carbon energy system to provide … Continue reading

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New Stanford University energy system will cut GHGs by 68% & fossil fuel by 65%

Stanford University has announced an innovative new plan to meeting its energy needs that will make it one of the world’s most energy-efficient universities. The new system incorporates solar power for electricity, combined with heat recovery, to allow the university … Continue reading

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The Obama administration’s Quadrennial Energy Review calls for up to $8.5B to modernize energy infrastructure.

Utility Dive reports that the U.S. Department of Energy has released its first Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) — essentially, a bill of health for America’s energy infrastructure. Modeled after the Defense Department’s regular reviews of American military status, the Obama … Continue reading

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2015 Global District Energy Climate Awards announced

On 27 April in Tallinn, Estonia, during this year’s Euroheat & Power Congress, four 2015 Global District Energy Climate Awards were presented to finalists selected from those who best articulated their ambition and aspirations for District Energy performance improvements. The … Continue reading

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IDEA2015: Inspiring the Next Generation – Conference Preview

IDEA2015: Inspiring the Next Generation is an international forum to connect experienced district energy professionals with urban sustainability leaders working together to shape and implement a new urban energy paradigm for more resilient and sustainable cities. Across the globe, traditional … Continue reading

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District Energy St. Paul partner subscribes to Solar Garden projects

­District Cooling St. Paul has finalized commitments to be subscribers to Minnesota Solar Gardens, slated for 2016 installation. District Cooling, the partner utility of District Energy St. Paul, has agreed to buy approximately 50% of the electricity the utility uses … Continue reading

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Congress just passed an energy efficiency bill

Steven Nadel, Executive Director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy reports that the House of Representatives has passed S. 535, “Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015,” a modest energy efficiency bill sponsored by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and … Continue reading

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