Daily Archives: December 13, 2016

Gas turbine design for challenging environments

Lyn Corum reports in Forester Daily News about the perhaps surprising major factor needed to run gas turbines in challenging environments. (See the original article for more information and illustrations.) Selecting a turbine to fit the environment it will operate in … Continue reading

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MVV Energie plans its biggest investment in Germany

Christoph Steitz, Vera Eckert and David Clarke report in Reuters that MVV Energie plans to spend 290 million euros ($308 million) building a heat and power plant, the German utility’s biggest single investment so far as it increases its generating … Continue reading

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California to decide policies for utilities to engage independent energy providers, aka DERs

Constance Douris writes for the Lexington Institute that the The California Public Utilities Commission will vote December 15 on a proposal encouraging utilities to embrace distributed energy resources (DERs). Changes in consumer preferences, technological progress, and legislative and regulatory shifts … Continue reading

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Think Big – Design rules and monitoring results of solar district heating–EU SmartReflex program

The recording of the EU’s SmartReflex December 7, 2016 webinar “Think big – Design rules and monitoring results of solar district heating systems” is now available. The webinar was co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the EU. With … Continue reading

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Boston calls for microgrid development as a climate strategy

Sign up for IDEA’s Weekly Newsletter Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge on a new climate strategy report by the city of Boston, which calls for microgrid development in several neighborhoods to avert power outages and promote low-carbon energy. A product … Continue reading

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Lessons for Africa from Finland’s bioenergy success story

Sign up for IDEA’s Weekly Newsletter Zambian investigative journalist Charles Mafa was one of nine African journalists who went on an energy tour of Finland. He saw that one of the world’s smallest countries was a leader in energy technology … Continue reading

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