Category Archives: Industry News

Will America’s Steel City build the first grid of microgrids?

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge about the vision of Pittsburgh’s Mayor William Peduto to implement a complement of microgrids that could each independently provide power to a dedicated customer base by islanding—isolating themselves—from the public grid during grid failures, … Continue reading

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Washington law expands generation of biomass RECs

Erin Voegele reports in Biomass Magazine that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation that allows certain older biomass power facilities to generate and sell renewable energy credits.The bill, SB 5128, was first introduced in January. It allows incremental electricity produced … Continue reading

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Manchester City FC’s new partnership secures the club’s clean energy future

ClimateAction in partnership with the United Nations’ UN Environment group reports that the premiere league club has recently partnered with power technology firm Eaton, as the club sets its sights on a “wholly sustainable approach to energy and utility use.”  … Continue reading

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Keeping it cool: Malaysia looks to district energy systems

Feng Zengkun reports in Eco-Business that district energy systems, a more sustainable way of cooling and heating buildings, could be key to Malaysia’s climate change mitigation plans as it revs up its development of commercial centers and industrial parks. Eco-Business … Continue reading

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U.S. DOE Better Buildings Challenge partners save $1.9 billion; 18 achieve their portfolio-wide goal this year

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the energy-efficiency progress made by the 345 leading public and private sector organizations in the Better Buildings Challenge. These efforts have led to a combined 240 trillion Btus and an estimated $1.9 … Continue reading

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Why is Energy-from-Waste slow to catch on in the U.S.?

Nithin Coca reports in TriplePundit that Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is growing fast in Europe and parts of Asia. But it’s relatively stagnant here in the United States. In fact, the percentage of waste we burn for energy is actually slightly down … Continue reading

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Mass. Department of Environmental Protection set to approve application for MIT Central Utilities Plant upgrade

Kristin Lund reports in MIT News on the progress of MIT’s efforts to upgrade its central utilities plant. MIT is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA). In its efforts to upgrade the on-campus Central Utilities Plant (CUP), … Continue reading

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UK: Ancala and Peel Group launch independent multi-utility operator

London, May 15, 2017 – Ancala Partners LLP (‘Ancala’), the independent mid-market infrastructure investment manager, and The Peel Group, one of the UK’s leading private real estate investment and infrastructure companies, today announced a joint venture to establish an independent … Continue reading

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Program to foster community microgrids in Mass.

Maxine Joselow reports in E&E News that Massachusetts may soon be home to several new community microgrid projects.* The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center launched a program earlier this month aimed at catalyzing the development of community microgrids throughout the state. … Continue reading

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Schneider Electric kicks off $7 million energy ESPC project with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to improve efficiency and sustainability of VA Medical Center in San Juan, P.R.

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced it will implement more than $7 million in infrastructure upgrades at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, part of the … Continue reading

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