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Consumers into generators

Steve Hodgson, Decentralized Energy Summary Is decentralized generation a part of the wider energy industry – or does it belong to its host energy users? Both, perhaps. Cogeneration plants have long suffered from belonging fully to neither the energy supply industry or the consumer...


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CHP project funding site launches in US

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A website dedicated to matching combined heat and power (CHP) project developers with investors has been launched in the US . The mission of CHP-Funder.com is “to speed time-to-funding for viable CHP projects and to connect such...


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Trump moving away from private sector funded infrastructure package

Tory Newmyer & Damian Paletta, Washington Post Summary President Trump told lawmakers Tuesday that he was abandoning a key element of his planned $1 trillion infrastructure package, complaining that certain partnerships between the private sector and federal government simply don’t work. ...


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Rise of the Local Authority Energy Companies

Brendan Coyne, The Energyst April 27, 2017 Summary Local authorities are launching energy companies. Some now supply businesses, sign power purchase agreements with local generators, and seek TPIs to scale their B2B rosters. What hurdles do council entrants face, asks Brendan Coyne Local...


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Green Designs: Corporate Demand Pushes New Generation of Utility Green Tariffs

Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive May 4, 2017 Summary Utilities are rolling out more sophisticated green tariffs to satisfy corporate sustainability goals. Can they prevent key accounts from defecting to independent suppliers? Corporations are hungry for green energy — nearly half of Fortune...


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At The Grid-Edge: Utilities look beyond traditional infrastructure to manage new technologies

Robert Walton, Utility Dive March 29, 2017 Summary Rate-based cloud software and capitalized network costs represent a brave new world for the power sector. Utility investments used to be pretty simple: power plants and electric wires. In a nutshell, that was the ratebase of a regulated...

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County program to help property owners finance energy efficiency projects

Rome Sentinel Summary A range of energy efficiency measures can be included for participants in a new sustainable energy loan program that [Oneida County, New York] is establishing, according to a Board of Legislators announcement. Among the potential measures are lighting, insulation and air...


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Portugal announces EUR2.4m in funding for work on geothermal heating and mapping

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Lisbon, Portugal (source: flickr/ Andrea Mann, creative commons) Summary As reported in early July, the Government of Portugal has announced a total of EUR 2.1 million ($2.4 million) in funding aimed at supporting geothermal energy projects. The...


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When “Green” Turns to Gold

Dominick Brook and Akshay Honnatti, Area Development Summary Companies are setting increasingly ambitious goals in their environmental efforts. It is a shift driven by investor and stakeholder demands for environmental sustainability and social responsibility, as well as governmental...


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ADB holds forum to underline innovative technology in clean energy future for Asia

Xinhua Net Summary Technology and innovation can play a significant role in Asia and the Pacific's push towards a low-carbon energy future, with the potential to provide countries in the region with universal access to cleaner and more affordable energy sources, according to participants of an...