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Mayors tout the importance of energy efficiency in meeting climate goals

David Robeiro, ACEEE Summary At the North American Climate Summit this month in Chicago, city officials from several countries recognized energy efficiency as an important emissions reduction strategy. Many described how they are making it part of their climate action plans. The summit...


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About that national conversation on resilience of the electric grid: The urgent need for guidance and action

Sue Tierney, Utility Dive Summary "Resilience” is perhaps the newest, most popular term in the electric industry’s lexicon these days. If it’s not about the utter lack of resilience after Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico’s electric grid, then it’s about Energy Secretary Rick...


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Delivering low carbon heat

Sam Mackillingin, Local Gov Summary With the recent launch of the Clean Growth Strategy, low carbon heating is now high on the agenda for discussions around the future of energy policy in the UK. Alongside other recent announcements from Ofgem and the Committee on Climate Change it has raised...


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District heating: has its time come?

Meaghan Beatley, YourIs.com Summary D ue to its reliance on renewable energy sources, district heating is becoming a preferred energy saving solution. One of the biggest challenges, however, is convincing homeowners of the long-term value of retrofitting buildings to accommodate the smart...


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Heat network customers pay less for energy, government survey shows

Business Green Summary UK consumers connected to heat networks are likely to pay less on average for their energy while feeling just as satisfied with their heating service, according to government research published yesterday. A survey carried out by independent researchers on behalf of the...


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Trump to Release Infrastructure Plan in January, Official Says

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg Politics Summary President Donald Trump plans to keep pushing his legislative agenda in 2018 by releasing his long-promised infrastructure proposal in early January, a senior administration official said. Infrastructure advocates question whether a Republican-led...


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Energy Department Announces $25 Million for Combined Heat and Power Technologies

Press Release, US Department of Energy WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $25 million for a selected eight organizations to further the installation of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) technologies. The use of CHP can...


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Denmark is moving convincingly on decarbonisation

Press Release, Wire Service IEA's energy policy review focuses on challenges and opportunities from the growing share of wind power for the Danish electricity and heating sectors. WireService.ca Media Release (11/27/2017) - Denmark remains a global leader in decarbonising its economy and is...


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A Tale of Two Cities: Swedish community sets climate example for Peterborough

Alan Slavin, The Peterborough Examiner Summary Climate change is upon us, caused primarily by excessive use of fossil fuels which produce greenhouse gases (GHGs). Extreme weather events are disrupting our lives and costing us dearly, but we can limit the severity of this planetary change. ...


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California still reigns in grid modernization efforts

Scott Sowers, Daily Energy Insider © Shutterstock Summary The non-profit GridWise Alliance recently released its Grid Modernization Index in collaboration with Clean Edge Inc., a clean energy group based in Portland, ranking California first in the nation for its steps to modernize the...