Daily Archives: December 1, 2016

Mayors of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia co-author op-ed piece to support Clean Energy Plan for PA

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto recently joined forces with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny to author an Op-Ed piece that recently appeared in The Hill. In the commentary, they pledged support for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and the US Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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Study: How understanding the psychology of energy efficiency can help protect the environment

Reuven Sussman, Manager, Behavior Program, of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), has studied why some people take action to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprints while others do not. Environmental psychologists, behavioral economists and other social … Continue reading

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NYSERDA holding On-Site Power Conference, December 7

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is holding its On-Site Power Conference and Expo: When: December 7 and 8 Where: Manhattan: New York Hilton Midtown Agenda: Speakers include: Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for … Continue reading

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New FEMP Funding Opportunity – AFFECT 2017

2017 AFFECT Funding Opportunity Issued On November 22, 2016, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on the EERE Exchange titled “DE-FOA-0001667: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017.” The AFFECT FOA 2017 will … Continue reading

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New Jersey BPU approves recommendations to expand microgrids

David Giambuso reports for Politico that the NJ state Board of Public Utilities voted Wednesday to approve a staff report and recommendations to expand the use of microgrids thoughout the state. Microgrids are small, independent electric grids powered by generators … Continue reading

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Denmark’s district energy encourages Texas environmentalists

Alex Samuels reports in the Texas Tribune that in Marstal, Denmark, a concept known as district energy — a community-owned nonprofit solar heating plant — has encouraged a shift from fossil fuels. Environmentalists and energy efficiency advocates said they hope … Continue reading

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