Monthly Archives: April 2016

Five Minnesota cities chosen for climate-smart exchange program with Germany

Green Energy Investing reports that five Minnesota cities have been chosen to partner with five award-winning German cities to collaboratively explore and advance economically beneficial, climate-smart energy strategies for both. Duluth, Elk River, Morris, Rochester and Warren will participate in … Continue reading

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A shift in power: Small generation plants and microgrids providing power to Connecticut towns, hospitals

Gregory B. Hladky reports in the Hartford Courant about Connecticut’s new funding program to help support the creation of a fleet of resilient microgrids across the state. Fear is the driving force behind a $23 million state program to create … Continue reading

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Video: What is a microgrid?

Members of the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) explain the key functions of a microgrid and how it can operate in parallel with the main power grid or in isolation mode when necessary. Watch the video:

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Video: What is the Microgrid Resources Coalition?

The Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) is a consortium of leading microgrid owners, operators, developers, suppliers and investors. Its purpose is to advance microgrids as energy resources. The MRC  promotes the widespread implementation of microgrids through advocacy for laws, regulations and … Continue reading

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WE Energies sells power plant to MRMC subsidiary for more than $12.2 million

Corrinne Hess reports in Milwaukee Business News-BizTimes that We Energies has sold its small coal-fired power plant in Wauwatosa to a subsidiary of Milwaukee Regional Medical Center for more than $12.2 million. The two entities finalized an agreement to sell … Continue reading

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Dubai’s hotels drive district cooling demand

Baset Asaba reports in Utilities-ME.com that the rapid expansion of Dubai’s hotel sector is presenting business prospects for district cooling companies in the region. Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has announced that Dubai’s hotel industry accounts for … Continue reading

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World’s first “green” pipe recognized by ASCE Innovation Award

QuakeWrap’s StifPipe® has received the 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Innovation Award in the category of “Green Engineering”. The award recognizes this new pipe technology as the world’s first green and sustainable pipe. QuakeWrap is a member of … Continue reading

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Paris Agreement receives record support from nations at the April 22 signing ceremony

On April 22, representatives from a record 171 nations gathered in the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York City to officially sign into effect the historic deal on climate change agreed to last December – the Paris Agreement. “We … Continue reading

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Canadian LEED buildings have reduced over 1 million tonnes of CO2e in GHG emissions since 2005

Green building in Canada has reached a significant milestone, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced on April 21 that Canadian LEED certified projects have now led to a cumulative reduction of over one million tonnes of CO2e in … Continue reading

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American LNG declares price war on pipeline gas in Europe

Georgi Gotev reports in  EurActiv.com that a tanker loaded with US natural gas is en route to Portugal. It may not appear to be newsworthy, but it is considered a game changer, as this is the first shipment in a … Continue reading

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