Monthly Archives: March 2016

Chicago’s REV: How ComEd is reinventing itself as a smart energy platform

Gavin Bade reports for Utility Dive: Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) wants to be the platform for a dynamic and distributed grid, CEO Anne Pramaggiore told Utility Dive. But how they’ll earn revenue on it remains an open question. When people think … Continue reading

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Trends in atmospheric carbon dioxide

The growth in the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide has been widely studied and has been consistently increasing since 1974, based on direct observations by the Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network, a part of the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric … Continue reading

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States’ Reactions to EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards per CPP

Jocelyn Durkay reports in detail for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) on reactions by each of the individual states to EPA GHG emissions standards. Her report serves as a comprehensive guide to state activities related to the EPA … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Reliable Natural Gas and Markham District Energy

This video explains how Markham District Energy (MDE) provides heating, cooling and electricity service to the community of Markham, Ontario, with unrivaled reliability from clean and affordable natural gas. MDE is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). … Continue reading

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Penn State’s experimental biomass harvest a step toward sustainable, biofuels-powered future

Jeff Mulhollem reports from Penn State University on the first harvest of 34 acres of a fast-growing shrub willow energy crop. This harvest from a Penn State demonstration field is a milestone in developing a sustainable biomass supply for renewable … Continue reading

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CIT Nimbus Centre secures €2m funding for E2District Horizon 2020 district energy project

Ronan Leonard reports in Irish Tech News that CIT’s Nimbus Research Centre, Ireland’s largest dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) facility, has beaten off stiff competition from industry experts throughout Europe to secure €2 million in EU funding for a high-priority … Continue reading

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How to avoid storm blackouts? Colleges go big with microgrids

Wendy Koch reports in National Geographic on how tech-savvy universities are leading the way with innovative ideas to make their campuses energy independent. In Cambridge, Mass., the odor of oil permeates part of a decades-old power plant, located a couple … Continue reading

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Navigant Consulting: Partnership and collaboration are essential to successful microgrid development

“The North American microgrid market is small, rapidly growing, highly fragmented, and driven by different factors in different regions and jurisdictions,” according to “Microgrid Multi-Client Study,” a recent public report prepared by Navigant Consulting, Inc. (Navigant). In recent years, microgrids … Continue reading

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New Chief Executive Officer Appointed for Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. and Envida Community Energy Inc.

The Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. (GMHI) Board of Directors has appointed Pankaj Sardana to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. and Envida Community Energy Inc., effective immediately. Day-to-day operations of Guelph Hydro Electric Systems … Continue reading

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New DECC report: Heat pumps can make district heating cleaner

The UK District Energy Association cites a new report published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that explains how integrating heat pumps into district heating schemes where there is a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system installed … Continue reading

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