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Engineering firm chosen for geothermal district heating feasibility study in Alberta, Canada

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary In a release last week, Canadian firm Epoch Energy Development Inc (Epoch) has announced it will be leading the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study to assess the feasibility of the Geothermal District Energy System in Hinton, Alberta thanks to...

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ComEd approved to build one of first microgrid clusters in the nation

Press release, Business Wire CHICAGO--( BUSINESS WIRE )--The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) today approved ComEd’s plan to construct one of the first utility-scale microgrid clusters in the nation in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The project, which has...

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Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities: BioHeat, Demonstration & Deployment Program Streams

Introduction to the Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) Program Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is looking to fund projects that will decrease greenhouse gas emissions through the reduction of diesel and other fossil fuels use for electricity and heat in Canada’s rural and...

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PSC expands size of projects eligible to participate in clean energy program

Niagra Frontier Publications Summary The New York State Public Service Commission announced it would now allow even larger projects to participate in the state's fast-growing clean-energy program, which will allow more renewable energy projects to be built while driving down overall costs for...

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Boynton Beach has timetable for final downtown pitch

Alexandra Seltzer, Palm Beach Post Site plan for the incoming Town Square project in Boynton Beach. (Handout: City of Boynton) Summary Boynton Beach’s 16-acre Town Square redevelopment plan received another nod of approval from city commissioners, but not from all. Commissioner...

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Donostia heat network upgraded

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary A district heat network in the Bera Bera district of Donostia , (also known as San Sebastian) is to be upgraded. The neighborhood will improve its hot water and heating network and connect it with homes in neigbouring Pagola. 600 homes...

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InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund Partners with Creative Energy

Press Release, Globe Newswire TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced that the InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund has agreed to acquire a 50% equity interest in Creative Energy (“Creative Energy”), a member of IDEA and a...

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Superbowl LII: An Inside Look at a Community's Energy Usage

Emily Riskalla, IDEA Each year, as the Superbowl approaches and the rivalries heat up, (this year consisting of whole food groups being banned in New England), the electric utility industry braces for the impact. While the Superbowl seems excessive in many ways, we eat 1.3 billion chicken wings...

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City of Yellowknife wins sustainability award for wood pellet heating system

CBC News The Yellowknife Multiplex is one of five facilities the city is hoping can be converted to a pellet boiler system. (Richard Gleeson/CBC) Summary Even before it's up and running, the City of Yellowknife has won a sustainability award for its plan to reduce the city's emissions with...

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Kwadacha Nation installs wood gasification system

Taylor Fredericks, Canadian Biomass The wood gasification system, composed of three linked Borealis CHP biomass generators and a dryer, became operational in April last year. Photos courtesy Borealis Wood Power Corp. Summary Chief Donny Van Somer of the Kwadacha Nation can...