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Ohio’s REV: PUCO to explore grid modernization, utility reform in PowerForward initiative

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has announced that it is launching a regulatory proceeding to review technological and regulatory innovations related to utility grid modernization. Dubbed “PowerForward,” the initiative aims “to chart a path forward for future grid … Continue reading

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Thinking beyond microgrids to build a smarter energy future

Dick Munson writes in the Environmental Defense Fund Energy Exchange Blog, expanding beyond the usual list of benefits associated with microgrids. Dick is the Environmental Defense Fund’s Director, Midwest Clean Energy, where he works to advance the use of clean … Continue reading

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2015 in Review: Top five state energy efficiency policy battles

JR Tolbert describes his “top five” ongoing state-level energy policy proceedings for the Advanced Energy Economy. Many of us spend New Year’s Eve watching football, especially ESPN’s rewind of the top 10 plays of the year. It may not be … Continue reading

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Cleveland Thermal switching from coal to gas, being sold to Canadian company

John Funk has reported in Cleveland.com that Cleveland Thermal, which is in the process of shutting down and replacing its coal-fired steam boilers with natural gas-fired boilers, will be acquired by Corix. Both Cleveland Thermal and Corix are members of … Continue reading

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Youngstown Thermal: It’s cool and good business to burn wood waste

Dennis LaRue interviews Carl Avers, the CEO of Youngstown Thermal, in The Business Journal. Youngstown Thermal is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA); Avers served as the President (now called Chair) of IDEA from 1986-1987. The price … Continue reading

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Ohio utilities take net metering fight to state Supreme Court

Kathiann M. Kowalski reports in Midwest Energy News on a case going before the Ohio Supreme Court that could have a major impact on distributed generation in the state, while raising questions about corporate separation and possible conflicts of interest … Continue reading

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Large biogas waste-to-energy CHP plant planned in Ohio

Renewable Energy World reports that a a 9.4-MW biogas combined heat and power (CHP) plant is under development in Grove City, Ohio (groundbreaking for the facility occurred on Thursday, December 12, 2013). The Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling (COR3) … Continue reading

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ACEEE’s 2013 Annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard: Mass. #1; Calif. #2; Miss. Most Improved

Energy efficiency measures are thriving in state capitals around the United States, with several states—including Mississippi, Connecticut, Illinois, and West Virginia—taking major steps that moved them up the ranks in the seventh annual edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard … Continue reading

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Miami Univ of Ohio digs deep for heating & cooling

David Prytherch and Susan Meikle, report in Miami University News on the progress of the University of Miami’s geothermal system in Oxford, Ohio. How do you grow a campus while shrinking energy costs and emissions? For Miami University, which is … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Policies, Programs, and Practices in the Midwest: A Resource Guide for Policymakers

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) estimates that $1.7 billion will be spent on energy efficiency projects in the U.S. Midwest by 2015. The organization has announced that it has published “Energy Efficiency Policies, Programs, and Practices in the Midwest: … Continue reading

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