Monthly Archives: May 2016

Work starts on £125m Climate Innovation District in Leeds

Steve Fisher reports in Business Link that work has commenced on the first phase of Citu’s £125m Climate Innovation District, a new sustainable neighborhood in the center of South Bank Leeds. EDITOR’S NOTE: See previous report in Industry News: “Citu … Continue reading

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Second Round of DOE Solar Implementation Assistance for Universities–Applications Due June 24, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) outreach “The Green Power Network,” has announced that a second round of no-cost targeted implementation assistance is now open to universities. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), … Continue reading

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District Energy and CHP to meet the energy needs of Munich’s new Werksviertel

The new Werksviertel district in Munich (“Factory Area München”) will replace the Kultfabrik (“Cult Factory”) theme park, located behind the Ostbahnhof train station in the east of Munich. Kultfabrik had been built on the former Pfanni food factory grounds, and … Continue reading

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GBB and Stern Brothers & Co. Announce Renewable Energy from Waste Agreement

FAIRFAX, Va (May 26, 2016) – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) and Stern Brothers & Co. (Stern) announced today that they will enter into an agreement for Waste-to-Energy (WTE), infrastructure and alternative energy sector projects. Under the advisory relationship … Continue reading

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Microgrid advocates IDEA and Microgrid Resources Coalition join forces

Robert Walton reports in Utility Dive: Dive Brief: The International District Energy Association (IDEA) and the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC), both advocates for grid edge technologies and policies, announced they will join forces to integrate resources alongside technical and regulatory expertise. The … Continue reading

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NY REV adopts new ratemaking & revenue model framework

SmartGrid Today reports that the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order on May 19 adopting Case 14-M-0101 Ratemaking and Utility Revenue Model Framework under the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) process. The order moves New York away from … Continue reading

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Dubai solar panels project underway

ArabianBusiness.com reports that solar panels have been installed on 30 buildings in Dubai in a bid to increase the emirate’s power output from renewable energy sources to 75% by 2050. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s “Shams Dubai” initiative, launched … Continue reading

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Airport in Tennessee transitions to geothermal lake plate district cooling system, saves 50% energy consumption

ENR, Renewable Energy World and Nashville’s WRCB-TV, Channel 3 News report that the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) in Tennessee has transitioned the air conditioning at the Nashville International Airport to a geothermal (also called “geoexchange”) lake plate district cooling … Continue reading

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Community projects can make a bigger dent in energy efficiency

Laura D’Alessandro reports in Public Power Daily, a publication of the American Public Power Association (APPA), that communities that put system-wide energy efficiency projects in place can expect more performance and economic benefits, according to speakers on a panel at … Continue reading

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How a $55M Duke Energy CHP plant could cut Duke University’s carbon emissions

John Downey reports in the Charlotte Business Journal that Duke Energy plans to build a $55 million combined heat and power plant at Duke University that is projected to cut carbon emissions for the university’s operations by 25%. Both Duke … Continue reading

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