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IDEA Supports the “Financing Our Energy Future Act”

Creates more permanent financing vehicles like Master Limited Partnership for clean energy assets including Combined Heat and Power, district energy, thermal energy and other technologies 

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DOE Report to Congress: Energy Efficiency and Energy Security Benefits of District Energy

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DOE issues “Energy Efficiency and Energy Security Benefits of District Energy” Report

In FY 2018, the Senate Appropriations Committee directed the US Department of Energy (DOE) “to collaborate with industry to submit a report to Congress… that assesses the potential energy efficiency and energy security gains to be realized with district energy systems.” The report can be read here.


IDEA to Offer a Series of Free Webinars this Fall

We're building a great lineup of webinars from leading experts in industry. As always, they're free to everyone and will be archived if you can't listen live. Please visit the webinar page for details.



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    RE: Steam System Condensate Return Rates

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