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Empower achieves a net profit of AED 641 million in 2016

H.E Bin Shafar: “Inspired by the vision of the wise Leadership in the UAE, Empower marks another milestone in 2016 and aims to continue the positive momentum in the current year” Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems … Continue reading

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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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ESG implements energy & water conservation improvements at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, largest Naval installation in SE

Energy and water conservation improvements are currently underway at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville as part of a $12.6 million project signed in September 2016 and developed by Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider and wholly owned … Continue reading

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Going digital: Con Edison modernizes substation serving NYC: Upgrades at a critical substation following Superstorm Sandy

In a recent feature article published in Transmission & Distribution World, Manuel Pimenta* of Consolidated Edison describes how the utility upgraded a critical downtown substation serving Manhattan. Click the link at the end of this excerpt to access the full … Continue reading

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Danfoss and PSU form partnership

Danfoss and the Pennsylvania State University at Philadelphia are partnering to advance sustainable buildings and low-carbon communities. A major grant from Danfoss will support internship program and launch the “Engineering Tomorrow’s Cities” initiative. Both Danfoss and Penn State University are … Continue reading

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Tapping into underground urban heat islands

Peter Rüegg reports from ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) that cities are heat islands – not only above ground but below ground too, and therein lies the enormous potential to better harness this energy through geothermal … Continue reading

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New York 101: How New York City gets its electricity

Emily S. Rueb reports in The New York Times on the increasing complexity involved in supplying electricity to customers in the Big Apple. [If you are in New York City] When you turn on a light or charge your phone, … Continue reading

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