Monthly Archives: February 2016

Empower’s net profit climbed 27% to reach AED 516 million in fiscal year 2015

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recorded a net profit of AED 516 million for fiscal year ended December 2015, representing an impressive 27% increase over 2014. Total revenues for the year reached … Continue reading

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Call for Abstracts has been extended to 11 March 2016 for the 15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling

The Call for Abstracts has been extended to 11 March 2016 for the 15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling. The symposium will be held from 4th to 7th September 2016 in Seoul, Korea. The paper has no limits … Continue reading

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Supreme Court set to hear state-federal power market jurisdiction case today

Robert Walton reports in Utility Dive Brief: The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments Wednesday Feb. 24 in a consolidated case examining state incentives to construct new power plants, and whether those incentives would distort federal power markets under the … Continue reading

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Heating and cooling: We have the technology; we need the policy

EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete promised a year ago that heating and cooling would play a crucial role in the Energy Union’s quest for energy efficiency. After the initial enthusiasm, Lars Tveen, president of the Danfoss … Continue reading

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Why there is no one microgrid business model & other quick microgrid news

Elisa Wood reports for Microgrid Knowledge that no single dominant microgrid business model has emerged yet, according to  Navigant Research, which presents 10 emerging  models in a new report. The report, Emerging Microgrid Business Models, is available for a fee.  A … Continue reading

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Power Play: University’s cheap energy comes at cost for sustainability efforts

Mollie Simon @mrsimon22 writes in the The Red and Black about the pursuit of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship at the University of Georgia. For students a monthly electric bill of $100 may seem excessive. But for University of Georgia, … Continue reading

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Maine city teams with Colby to revitalize a college town

A struggling blue-collar city in Maine sees a reason for hope with help from an unexpected source – Colby College and its president. Brian MacQuarrie writes in The Boston Globe: Vacancies outnumber tenants on Main Street. Graffiti mars the brick … Continue reading

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Bill DiCroce named President and CEO of Veolia North America

Veolia, the global leader in environmental solutions and optimized resource management, has named William J. “Bill” DiCroce as the new president and CEO of Veolia North America. Veolia North America is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). … Continue reading

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Cogeneration sector supportive of a comprehensive follow-up to the Heating and Cooling Strategy

The European Commission has published the long awaited Heating and Cooling Strategy, putting for the very first time the heat sector on the map of EU policy making. COGEN Europe welcomes the Strategy and is hopeful that it will support … Continue reading

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Good News: Section 179D Tax Deductions For Energy Upgrades Extended

Charles R. Goulding and Jennifer Reardon report in MyFacilities.net that Section 179D energy efficiency upgrade expense tax deductions have been extended. In another sign that energy efficiency has bipartisan support, Congress approved and President Obama signed an extension of the … Continue reading

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