Monthly Archives: May 2015

Union City: Sanitary agency to save money, energy with updates to $14.5 million biogas recovery cogen facility

Chris De Benedetti reports in the San Jose Mercury News that the Tri-City agency that treats wastewater and sewage says it will save energy and money from a new facility that reuses gas to power part of its Union City … Continue reading

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Feasibility study funded for district energy system for North Downtown Saskatoon

Carol Thomson reports in Saskatoonhomepage.com that the City of Saskatoon, in central Saskatchewan, Canada, is receiving a Green Municipal Fund grant contribution of just over $58,000 from the federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The funding will be … Continue reading

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York University’s steam turbine chiller slashes energy use, cost and CO2

What can a 3,000-ton steam turbine chiller do for a university the size of a small city? Reduce its energy consumption enough to get two large rebate checks from Toronto Hydro ($1,030,480) and Enbridge Gas Distribution ($44,611). And, help save … Continue reading

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City of Boston named #1 energy efficient city in U.S., hosting IDEA 106th Annual Conference

Boston again took top place in the 2015 City Energy Efficiency scorecard just released by th American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The Scorecard evaluated 51 large US cities, up 17 from the 2013 report, for their energy efficiency … Continue reading

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Scottish Government: District heating at center of energy plan

The Association for Decentralized Energy (ADE) reports that Fergus Ewing, the Scottish Energy Minister, told the ADE’s annual district heating conference in Edinburgh today that district heating will “play a major part” in decarbonizing heat across Scotland. More than 100 … Continue reading

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Port Colborne gives go-ahead for design of co-gen plant for new Vale Health & Wellness Center

Mike Zettel reports in the Port Colborne Leader that the city of Port Colborne could soon be saving on average $150,000 a year in energy costs at the Vale Health and Wellness Centre, now that the go-ahead has been given for … Continue reading

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Leftover industrial heat to warm Sweden’s chilly northern city of Kiruna

Elisabeth Braw reports in the Guardian that in the Swedish city of Kiruna, where temperatures plunge to minus 30C, Kiruna’s mining factory will soon be warming local homes. The city of Kiruna in northern Sweden has joined with its largest … Continue reading

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SAK Environmental connects Novartis Institutes to Veolia’s district energy system

SAK Environmental in Cambridge Mass. is serving as the environmental manager to help connect the new Novartis Institutes for biomedical research facility to Veolia’s district energy system. Veolia is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). SAK provided … Continue reading

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Qatar Cool starts capacity growth on its third district cooling plant in West Bay

Qatar District Cooling Company (Qatar Cool) has started the second phase construction of its third plant in West Bay by increasing capacity by an additional 25,000 tonnes of refrigeration (TR). Qatar Cool is a member of the International District Energy … Continue reading

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Assistant Secretary of the Navy witnesses U.S. Marines net zero base energy program firsthand

Nathan L. Hanks Jr. reports for the U.S. Marine Corps that Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s energy initiatives have caught the attention of Department of Defense officials as it continues its quest to become the first “net zero” Marine Corps, … Continue reading

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