Monthly Archives: October 2016

U.S. to unveil path to decarbonize by 2050 at UN conference in Morocco

Dean Scott reports in Bloomberg International Environment Reporter™ that the U.S. will unveil a sweeping plan to decarbonize its economy by 2050 at the UN Marrakech Climate Change Conference Nov. 7–18 in Morocco, giving other nations a template to draw … Continue reading

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Justin Trudeau gives provinces until 2018 to adopt carbon price plan

Kathleen Harris reports in CBC News Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a speech earlier this month at the start of the Paris climate agreement debate in the House of Commons, announcing a ‘floor’ carbon price of $10 a tonne by … Continue reading

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Government of Canada takes measures to limit air pollutants and further improve air quality for Canadians

(Le français suit) From the Combustion Unit, Electricity and Combustion Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada; ec.combustion.ec@canada.ca: For Your Information – Table of reporting and testing requirements in Part I, Boilers and Heaters, of the Multi-Sector … Continue reading

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New York staff recommends transparent rate reforms, ‘full value’ of DERs in new report

Robert Walton reports in Utility Dive that the New York Dept. of Public Service has released a report with recommendations on how to best integrate and compensate distributed energy resources (DER) into the state’s public electric grid, including 20 years … Continue reading

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Sustainable Water’s WaterHub wins at WEFTEC

Last month, the WaterHub® at Emory University accepted the Water Environment Federation (WEF)’s 2016 Project Excellence Award – making this the project’s fourteen award win. As a globally-recognized water industry organization, WEF is dedicated to connecting water professionals and promoting … Continue reading

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District energy: a tried-and-tested answer to modern urban energy problems

Kathrine Windahl of the Danish Board of District Heating iterates recent information from the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep.org): The concentration of buildings in cities means solutions can integrate multiple sectors, such as heating homes with underground heat or using … Continue reading

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Veolia completes retrofit of Cambridge Steam Plant

Banker & Tradesman reports that Veolia North America has completed a $112 million retrofit of its Kendall Station Combined Heat and Power plant in Cambridge, expanding its capacity to provide steam heating to properties in Cambridge and Boston while eliminating … Continue reading

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Microgrids: Billion Dollar Baby

Philip Barton, Director Microgrid Competency Center at Schneider Electric N.A., writes in Electric Light & Power that as a result of vulnerable infrastructure and rising demand for resiliency new distributed energy resources (DERs) are altering the energy landscape. Grid infrastructure … Continue reading

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Waste heat from Sonera’s new datacentre in Helsinki to provide district heating for homes in Espoo

Data Centres News reports that Fortum, the Finnish energy company focusing on the Nordic and Baltic countries, has signed a letter of intent with the telco, Sonera that will see Sonera’s new datacenter’s waste heat utilized for district heating in … Continue reading

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Microgrid Resources Coalition urges regulators to value energy service, not source

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) is urging regulators to focus on energy services, not sources, as they set tariffs and pricing for an increasingly distributed U.S. grid. The MRC, an advocacy organization and … Continue reading

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