Monthly Archives: January 2017

Vastly more Carbon Capture needed to achieve Paris Agreement goals, study says

Zahra Hirji reports in Inside Climate News that a new peer-reviewed study concludes that countries must radically scale up their use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies soon or risk missing the targets of the Paris climate agreement. The … Continue reading

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Polish firms ink MoU with EDF on its Polish district heating/CHP asset negotiations

The Warsaw Voice reports that Polish power utilities PGE, Enea and Energa as well as PGNiG’s cogeneration unit PGNiG Termika signed a memorandum of understanding with French EDF on negotiations concerning takeover of EDF’s Polish assets, the firms said in … Continue reading

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Heat from data centers to be used to warm homes in Stockholm

John Kennedy reports in Silicon Republic on a novel first for green computing — a plan by the city of Stockholm to capture excess heat from data centers and use it to heat  apartments across the city. Data centers are … Continue reading

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Con Edison proposes new energy storage business model

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge that Consolidated Edison wants to test out a new energy storage business model in a project planned with microgrid developer GI Energy at four customer sites. Con Edison is a member of the International … Continue reading

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Ten thousand UK businesses ‘missing out on energy flexibility ‘cashback’ opportunity’

New Power reports that more UK businesses can save money by avoiding power ‘congestion charging’ and shifting their use by leveraging the benefits of “demand side response” (DSR), according to the companies who help them deliver the service. One such, … Continue reading

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Empower provides cooling services to Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

WAM Emirates News Agency reports that Dubai-based Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, has announced the completion of the second phase of providing district dooling services to the Jumeirah project area, including the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and … Continue reading

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California farm selects Emerson to manage innovative microgrid power project

PennEnergy reports that Stone Edge Farm in Sonoma Valley, Calif., has selected Emerson Automation Solutions to provide efficient and reliable operation of its new microgrid, a self-sufficient energy production and distribution facility relying on diverse sources of electricity including solar … Continue reading

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Washington Post: Six maps that show the anatomy of America’s vast infrastructure

Tim Meko reported in The Washington Post on Dec. 1, 2016 about then President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to invest about $550 billion in new infrastructure projects across the country was a central theme in his campaign. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, … Continue reading

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A Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

On Jan 24, Senate Democrats unveiled “ A Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure”, which outlines a plan for investing $1 trillion in modernizing and rebuilding US infrastructure over the next decade, generating up to 15 million jobs.  The plan includes … Continue reading

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District energy scheme to get £1m boost from demand side response

Lucinda Dann reports in Gas Power Heat Systems Network that the Gateshead District Energy Scheme is to receive a £1 million boost from providing demand side response (DSR) to National Grid through a new partnership with demand response company Flexitricity. … Continue reading

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