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E.ON investing in German fuel cell pioneer Elcore, building battery storage facilities in Texas & Arizona

E.ON announced today that it is investing in Elcore GmbH, a pioneer in fuel cell technology, based in Munich. Elcore produces energy-efficient heating systems for single-family homes and duplexes. The heart of the system is an internal developed fuel cell … Continue reading

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Wärtsilä to supply flexible 100MW combined heat and power plant to Germany

Bioenergy Insight reports that Finnish energy equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä will supply a 100MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant to Germany-based energy producer Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden. The Smart Power Generation power plant, consisting of ten Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural … Continue reading

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AGA: Duke University is smart to build a gas-fueled power plant

Sign up for IDEA’s Weekly Newsletter Dave McCurdy, the president and CEO of the American Gas Association (AGA), reports in The News & Observer on the benefits of Duke University’s plan to build a new 21 MW natural gas-fueled CHP … Continue reading

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MVV Energie plans its biggest investment in Germany

Christoph Steitz, Vera Eckert and David Clarke report in Reuters that MVV Energie plans to spend 290 million euros ($308 million) building a heat and power plant, the German utility’s biggest single investment so far as it increases its generating … Continue reading

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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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Why Amsterdam is giving up on natural gas

Feargus O’Sullivan reports in The Atlantic City Lab that by 2050, Amsterdam hopes to put its gas-heated days behind it. In a city where natural gas warms 90 percent of all homes and contributes 30 percent of all carbon emissions, … Continue reading

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DOE issues recommendations to increase the safety and reliability of U.S. natural gas storage facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the Interagency Task Force on Natural Gas Storage Safety issued recommendations on October 19 to increase the safety and reliability of U.S. natural gas storage facilities. the new report chronicles lessons learned from … Continue reading

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DTE to build new gas-fired power plants to replace coal-based sites planned for retirement

Jay Greene reports in Crain’s Detroit Business that DTE Energy Co. announced it will build several natural gas-fired power plants starting in 2021 to replace three aging coal-fired plants it will retire by 2023. DTE subsidiary Detroit Thermal Energy is … Continue reading

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Recycled Energy Development completes sale of Red Investment LLC including Eastman Business Park Utilities to Ironclad Energy Partners

WESTMONT, IL – September 21, 2016 – Recycled Energy Development announced today that it has completed the sale of RED Investment LLC, a 121 MW, 1 million+ MMBtu tri-generation portfolio to Ironclad Energy Partners (Ironclad), a joint venture of Ironclad … Continue reading

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Coal continues to give way to alternative fuels in powering University of Missouri campus

Tom Hellauer reports in The Missourian on the continuing trend toward wood and natural gas and away from coal as fuel for the University of Missouri (MU) Power Plant. The University of Missouri is a member of the International District … Continue reading

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