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Dr. Zachary Kuznar: Duke University power plant would be efficient, cost-effective

In a Letter to the Editor of The News & Observer, Dr. Zachary Kuznar, Director, CHP microgrids and energy storage development, at Duke Energy in Charlotte, NC wrote that “William H. Schlesinger’s Nov. 23 Point of View ‘Duke University plant … Continue reading

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MIT team’s “brain” for microgrids wins Clean Energy Prize

Rob Matheson reports via the MIT News Office that a team of MIT students and alumni won the MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP) competition on Saturday for creating a “brain” for microgrids, which are smaller, localized versions of traditional power … Continue reading

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How to avoid storm blackouts? Colleges go big with microgrids

Wendy Koch reports in National Geographic on how tech-savvy universities are leading the way with innovative ideas to make their campuses energy independent. In Cambridge, Mass., the odor of oil permeates part of a decades-old power plant, located a couple … Continue reading

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Citywide building energy model created for Boston

The Engineering360 News Desk reports that the city of Boston now has a powerful new tool for planning its energy future, thanks to the development of a citywide building energy model of unprecedented scale and spatio-temporal detail. Researchers at the … Continue reading

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Boston Mayor Releases Study on Community Energy Solutions, Could Provide Over $1 Billion in Benefits and Savings

The Boston Real Estate Times reports that the City of Boston in partnership with Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) released the Boston Community Energy Study (BCES). The study is a starting point to help Boston stakeholders better understand the potential for … Continue reading

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MIT global survey: Climate change now a mainstream part of city planning

MIT survey reveals cities are planning for climate change, but still searching for links to economic growth. Peter Dizikes reports from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) News Office that, according to a new MIT study, “Urban Climate Change Governance … Continue reading

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Will utilities embrace distributed energy?

Martin Lamonica writes in MIT Technology Review that disruptive technological changes are at work but utilities are hamstrung by outdated business models and regulations. A homeowner who puts solar panels on his roof immediately slashes his monthly electricity bill and … Continue reading

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