Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

NARUC panelists debate PURPA treatment of renewables

Jasmin Melvin reports for S&P Global about the net effect of PURPA without a consistent policy of tax credit support for the development of CHP and industrial scale waste heat recovery. Utilities have complained about the Public Utility Regulatory Policies … Continue reading

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Scottish Water reaches renewable power milestone

Water and Wastewater Treatment reports that Scottish Water is facilitating the generation of more renewable power than it consumes for the first time since it launched efforts to reduce its energy bill and increase renewable generation five years ago. The … Continue reading

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Master-planning and future-proofing: making the transition to a low carbon city

An item in Scotland Works addresses the Scottish Renewables Low Carbon Cities Conference in Edinburgh scheduled for Weds., February 22. With regard to focus, the Scottish Cities Alliance said an “Infrastructure-first approach” to energy developments is crucial. How do we … Continue reading

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How to assure grid stability while tapping third-party energy sources

The Lexington Institute reports that the California Public Utilities Commission approved a pilot program in December that incentivizes utilities to use more distributed energy resources. These resources are defined as renewable generation sources, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, and … Continue reading

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