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How to score an A+ grade for excellent CHP specification

John Hyde, Engineers Journal Summary When in the midst of the exam season, teachers were always fond of saying the following: ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’. Fast-forward to working life and the same truth applies, particularly to specifying combined heat and power (CHP). Here, if you...


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Can China keep the climate cool while its air-conditioning market heats up?

Alan Miller, South China Morning Post Summary Among the many impressive achievements of China ’s rapid economic growth has been providing electricity to nearly all of its population , which has improved living standards in many ways. But one unintended consequence of this success has...


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80% of Businesses Believe a Quarter of Energy Needs will be Generated Onsite by 2025

Press Release, PR Newswire Most businesses will take control of their own energy use by generating a quarter of their electricity onsite by 2025, with 81% of U.S. businesses predicting this change will take place in just seven years. In a study of over 1,000 businesses, Centrica Business...


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AEE, CRES Forum push for federal actions to hasten advanced energy investments

Jaclyn Brandt, Daily Energy Insider Shutterstock Summary Improving the modern electricity system in the United States is the responsibility of many groups, including utilities, lawmakers and local governments. But according to a new study by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and CRES (Citizens...


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Report: NHS could save £130m by updating energy systems

Edie.com Summary The NHS could save at least £130m every year by updating old energy systems with battery storage, onsite low-carbon generation and energy efficiency measures. That is the key conclusion of a new report from energy firm Centrica Business Solutions, ahead of this Thursday’s ...


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The right mix of green energy

Uppsala University, Phys.org In Sweden, we get as much energy from nuclear power (40–45 per cent) as from hydropower. This is followed by wind power at 10–14 per cent. Credit: Istockphoto Summary Can we get by on just renewable energy? Can energy from the sun, wind and water cover our...


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Unnecessary complexity? Assessing New York and California's landmark DER proceedings

Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive Summary The nation-leading New York and California regulatory proceedings to create a marketplace opportunity for renewable and distributed generation have become almost encyclopedic in their complexity. This assessment has been reinforced to Utility Dive by...


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Rate design for a DER future: Designing rates to better integrate and value distributed energy resources

Krysti Shallenberger, UtilityDive Summary AEE's Coley Girouard says time-varying rates are the best bet to accurately price DERs. The U.S. electricity system is changing, driven by technological innovation, increased use of distributed energy resources (DER), and evolving customer needs...


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The City of Espoo and Fortum introduce solutions for an emission-free city: Carbon-free district heat and smart heating solutions

Press Release, Fortum In 2016, the City of Espoo and Fortum signed an agreement on developing economically and ecologically sustainable urban solutions. In cooperation the City of Espoo and Fortum are building an emission-free city together, and the first results can already be seen. The...