Daily Archives: March 3, 2016

Washington Gas requests rate increase in District of Columbia to address service costs

Washington Gas, a WGL company (NYSE:WGL), has announced that it has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (DCPSC) to increase its base rates for natural gas service, generating $17.4 million in additional annual … Continue reading

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Building big in British Columbia

Bruce Dorminey writes in Biomass Magazine that two firms with long histories of investment in alternative energy are now partners in a large Canadian biomass power venture. Canadian investment fund Fengate Real Asset Investments and Veolia North America are in … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The benefits of PEER Certification explained

VIDEO: Tim Griffin, IDEA’s liaison to the U.S. Green Building Council, explains how PEER certification can help district energy customers achieve  LEED certification. About the International District Energy Association Established in 1909, the International District Energy Association (IDEA) serves as … Continue reading

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Duo commit to investing £10m on Wick district heating system

Mark Lammey reports in Energy Voice that a renewable-energy fund and an infrastructure firm yesterday committed to spend £9.8million on buying and upgrading the biomass-fueled district heating system in Wick and adding CHP. Wick is a town and royal burgh … Continue reading

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REPORT: Mighty Microgrids

Matt Grimley reports the publication of a new report “Mighty Microgrids,” for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Communities all over the country are finding ways to break the macro barriers to microgrids. As we flip from a top-down to bottom-up … Continue reading

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DOE NREL accepting applications for 2016 Executive Energy Leadership Program

The U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is now accepting applications for its 2016 Executive Energy Leadership Program. NREL’s Executive Energy Leadership Program, also known as Energy Execs, provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders throughout the … Continue reading

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Black & Veatch and SEPA examine impact of DER on utility planning

“Planning the Distributed Energy Future,” a new white paper from Black & Veatch and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) profiles emerging utility planning practices at five large U.S. utilities to accommodate distributed energy resources (DERs), including demand response technologies … Continue reading

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Christie Administration continues support of energy efficiency initiatives with $5.3M in clean energy incentives

New Jersey Business reports that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has approved $5.3 million in total incentives that make possible the total investment of $13.4 million in energy efficiency improvements by six separate entities.  The energy efficiency improvements … Continue reading

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