Monthly Archives: July 2016

Drones used to monitor French district heating systems

Dalkia, a subsidiary of EDF, reports that it has tested the use of  a drone equipped with a thermographic infrared (IR) camera to do fly-over inspections of two district heating systems. Satisfied with the results, which revealed problems not otherwise … Continue reading

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Richmond BC’s Alexandra District Energy Utility awarded highest honor from IDEA

The Voice reports that Alexandra District Energy Utility (ADEU) of the City of Richmond in BC, Canada, has earned the City a prestigious, highest-honor award for being an exemplary district energy system, providing high-level performance and advancing the goals of … Continue reading

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More details on one of the world’s largest biomass fired CHP plants

Sawmilling South Africa confirms that the massive biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant being built on the shores of Värtan, a strait in Sweden’s capital city, by Fortum Värme, a company jointly owned by Finnish energy firm Fortum and … Continue reading

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COGEN Europe chief identifies main CHP obstacles

Diarmaid Williams,reporting in Decentralized Energy, summarizes comments made by Roberto Francia, the managing director of COGEN Europe, in an interview by SETIS–the Strategic Energy Technologies Information System of the European Commission. In brief, CHP has strong potential to benefit the … Continue reading

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Vancouver plans to go 100% renewable. What are the challenges it faces?

In the following article appearing in Vox, David Roberts interviewed Sadhu Johnson, the Vancouver City Manager, about the challenges the city faces as it pursues the goal of reaching 100% renewable energy consumption. Last year, Vancouver, British Columbia, officially adopted … Continue reading

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New York City electricity price spikes 1000%

Jackie Wattles @jackiewattles reports for CNN that days of swelteringly hot weather followed by a thunderstorm warning caused the price of electricity to spike 1000% for New York City Monday (July 25) afternoon. The spot price of electricity was $94 … Continue reading

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ECCC member Heappey ‘relatively relaxed’ over scrapping of DECC

Lucinda Dann reports in Network that Energy and Climate Change Select Committee (ECCC) member James Heappey said he is “relatively relaxed” about the loss of a specific government department for climate change. He said he hoped it would mean each … Continue reading

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Republic Services and Mas Energy unveil latest renewable energy project

Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) and Mas Energy, LLC have unveiled on July 21 a new renewable energy project serving Metro Atlanta. The innovative project involves landfill gas-to-energy facilities at three area landfills, located in the cities of Buford, Griffin … Continue reading

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Energy company that heats and cools downtown Kansas City is going green

Diane Stafford reports in the Kansas City Star that Veolia, a company that provides heating and cooling to many buildings in downtown Kansas City, will stop using coal and use solely natural gas to power its plant at First and … Continue reading

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ACEEE: Germany, Italy, and Japan lead World Energy Efficiency rankings

The nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released its 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, the third year it has published the rankings research document, which evaluates 23 largest energy-consuming countries on 35 categories. The International Energy Efficiency Scorecard … Continue reading

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