Daily Archives: March 7, 2016

Clean coalition: How utilities and greens teamed up to pass Oregon’s 50% RPS

Herman K. Trabish reports in UtilityDIVE on the story behind Oregon’s just-passed 50% renewables mandate, which he notes “contains lessons for states across the country.” Senate Bill 1547, which also will move Oregon’s investor-owned utilities Pacific Power and Portland General Electric (PGE), completely … Continue reading

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The green key to energy efficiency in urban areas

Michael Rothenborg reports for Ramboll, which is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA): “If you wish to create liveable cities that attract business, residents and visitors, district energy is essential,” states Managing Director Pernille M. Overbye from … Continue reading

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A small country goes big with renewables: Denmark’s goal to be fossil fuel free

Laurie Guevara-Stone reports in the RMI Outlet that Denmark plans to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 and also achieve targeted reductions in GHG emissions ten years ahead of the EU target date. “The small country of Denmark (pop. … Continue reading

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Youngstown Thermal fires up $75M clean-energy project

Kalea Hall reports in Vindy.com that Youngstown Thermal’s plans to break ground next year on a $75 million Advanced Ultra-SuperCritical Component – or AUSC – steam turbine system. Youngstown Thermal is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). … Continue reading

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