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  • Microgrid Resources Coalition VIDEOs: The Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) is a group of individual energy experts and companies who have joined together to influence public policy to encourage the development of microgrids.

What is District Energy? — by Rob Thornton, President of IDEA

What National and Local Political Leaders say about District Energy

   What Industry Leaders say about District Energy


  IDEA's INDUSTRY VIDEO: "District Energy-Now's the Time"

      Four Topical Clips Extracted from the "Now's the Time" Video:

 District Energy Is the Link

  14th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum, June 29, 2011

  IDEA Congressional Briefing, Sept. 16, 2010


  • Green Cities 2011, Bjorn Lomborg Green Cities conference held in Melbourne in March 2011 keynote speaker Bjorn Lomborg here addresses the issue How To Tackle Global Warming Smartly in an address entitled “The Way Forward on Climate”. Lomborg, one of Europe’s most famous environmental skeptics and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Smart Solutions to Climate Change, is now on a relentless campaign for sustainable economics and change. He’s been named one of the “50 people who could save the planet” by UK Guardian and one of the 75 most influential people by Time.

    Courtesy of the organisers of Green Cities 2011 (Green Building Council of Australia and the Property Council of Australia). Producer/Director – Ron Brown  Camera/Editing – Tim Quill



• John Gray--Former IDEA President & Board Member: Inspired leadership at the podium

The best way to appreciate John A. Gray is to watch and listen to him in action.
The best way to appreciate John A. Gray is to watch and listen as he demonstrates his skill on the podium as a master of rollicking and poignant commentary as well as inspiring and visionary leadership. Please CLICK on the arrow to watch a collage of video clips of John A. Gray addressing recent International District Energy Association (IDEA) conferences.

John Gray served as President of IDEA in 1991 and also served as a member of its Board of Directors. He passed away on November 10, 2015. He was a beloved and regular attendee of IDEA conferences since 1967. At IDEA'S 100th Annual Conference & Trade Show in Crystal City, Virginia, June 29, 2009, IDEA President Robert Thornton announced the establishment of the John Gray Scholarship Program.

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