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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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How to keep the lights on after a superstorm

Caren Chesler writes in Scientific American that a planned micro grid in Hoboken, New Jersey, could be a model for making other communities more resilient to extreme weather. For five days after Hurricane Sandy hit on October 29, 2012, large … Continue reading

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Over 600 campus energy professionals registered for IDEA 27th Annual Campus Energy Conference Feb. 18-21 in Atlanta

Over 600 campus energy professionals have registered for IDEA’s 27th Annual Campus Energy Conference Feb. 18-21 in Atlanta, Georgia. Technical sessions at the landmark event, titled, “Clean, Efficient & Resilient Energy,” will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown … Continue reading

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IDEA to host hundreds of clean energy campus leaders at its February 18-21 Conference in Atlanta

For many in the energy industry, the term “microgrid” is the next, new thing. For members of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), it’s a new term for a familiar approach the organization has fostered for over 105 years: district … Continue reading

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Energy efficient micro-district to appear in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2013

The Journal of the Turkish Weekly reports that an ‘Energy efficient micro-district’ project is planned to be implemented in 2013, referring to a statement posted on Thursday on the official website of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Serik Nığmetulı Akhmetov (Kazakh: … Continue reading

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Microgrids: Providing safe harbor in a storm

Leia Guccione, a consultant with Rocky Mountain Institute, describes the barriers preventing the proliferation of microgrids—despite their potential ability to provide power when the public grid is down, as demonstrated during Hurricane-Superstorm Sandy. Guccione is a member of RMI’s electricity … Continue reading

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U.S. Climate, Air, and Energy Policy in the Second Obama Administration; and Bracing for Storms in New England

Save the date: On Friday Morning, December 21, Raab Associates will present the 132nd New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable, titled “U.S. Climate, Air, and Energy Policy in the Second Obama Administration; and Bracing for Storms in New England.” The event … Continue reading

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A revolution in future energy strategy: Mini smart grid projects in four countries

Dr Gareth Evans writes in Power Technology.com that four smart energy projects–small-scale smart grids–from the Netherlands, France, the USA and Brazil demonstrate how smart technologies can revolutionize our future energy networks: Across the globe, power companies and local communities are … Continue reading

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Connecticut Senate passes bill creating microgrids

The Connecticut state Senate on May 5 passed a bill that creates a pilot program to facilitate the installation of microgrids, or localized electricity generation, in “”Critical facility” means any hospital, police station, fire station, 90 water treatment plant, sewage … Continue reading

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