Monthly Archives: August 2015

District Energy magazine 3rd-quarter issue published–free access

IDEA’s 106th Annual Conference and Trade Show was a huge success, with more than 960 delegates from 22 countries joining us in Boston. You can read a recap in the third-quarter issue of District Energy magazine, now available online. Highlights … Continue reading

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Flagship project of the Energiewende—Stadtwerke Kiel, Kraftanlagen München and GE are building the most flexible large-scale power plant in Germany

Together, general contractor Kraftanlagen München and GE Power and Water are supporting the German municipal utility Stadtwerke Kiel in the construction of a modern gas-fired combined heat and power plant, representing a new, extremely flexible generation of energy production plant … Continue reading

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Emicool plans capacity expansion to 500,000 TR by 2020

The Khaleej Times reports that Emirates District Cooling (Emicool), a district cooling service provider in the region and a joint venture of Dubai Investments and Union Properties, is planning to increase its plant capacity to 500,000 tonnes of refrigeration (TR) … Continue reading

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Are you better off under the Clean Power Plan than you were 14 months ago?

Attorneys Avi Zevin, Janet Anderson, Robert Nordhaus, and Kyle Danish of the law firm Van Ness Feldman have provided an updated, apples-to-apples comparison of State Emission Goals under the Proposed and Final Versions of the Clean Power Plan Rule. Van … Continue reading

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Japan restarts Sendai unit 1 nuclear power reactor

CNN reports that the Sendai unit 1 nuclear power reactor has been restarted. Kyushu Electric Power Company told CNN Tuesday that it had reactivated No. 1 reactor at its Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, on the southern island … Continue reading

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Abengoa selected to build the world’s largest biomass CHP plant in the UK

Abengoa reports that it and Toshiba Corporation, have been selected as preferred bidders to build the Tees Renewable Energy Plant. The project is owned by MGT Teesside, a subsidiary of MGT Power, a British company committed to developing utility scale … Continue reading

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EIA: U.S. monthly power sector carbon dioxide emissions at 27-year low in April

The electric power sector emitted 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMmt CO2) in April 2015, the lowest for any month since April 1988, according to the most recent estimates in the Energy Information Agency’s (EIA)* July, 2015 Monthly … Continue reading

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Korea’s GS Power Selection of 7HA Gas Turbine Marks 17th GE HA Order

GE Power & Water has announced that Korea’s GS Power has selected GE’s (NYSE: GE) high efficiency 7HA.02 gas turbine, and associated steam turbine equipped with an SSS Clutch, for a new combined-cycle power plant in Anyang, Korea. This marks … Continue reading

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Does it get any cleaner?

Bill Cook writes in the Michigan State University Extension news that renewable energy choices are best made when playing to the strengths of different regions. Michigan has an abundance of wood where inventories increase every year. A portion of that … Continue reading

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BP: Global primary energy consumption fell sharply in 2014, despite economic growth similar to 2013

The recently published 2015 edition of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy summarizes energy use statistics for Africa, Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Indonesia, the Middle East, Russia and the U.S. This is the 64th year that BP … Continue reading

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