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Tate & Lyle announces major sustainability investment at its facility in Lafayette South, Indiana, U.S., on World Environment Day

Web Wire Summary Tate & Lyle PLC, a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, is pleased to announce a US$75 million investment in a new natural gas-fired combined heat and power system to deliver significant environmental and economic benefits at its...


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The Solution to Complexity is Flexibility: Avoiding Dogma in Deploying Microgrids in California

Energy Central Summary The complexity of microgrids - the beauty and the curse. California needs flexibility to address complexity when it comes to microgrid policy and regulation to achieve the state's clean energy, resiliency and sustainability goals. The beauty of microgrids is...


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The District 40 mall and FESCO Energy to develop a microgrid using resilient and sustainable energy systems

Yahoo! Finance Summary FESCO Energy (FESCO®) and District 40 (formally Frederick Towne Center Mall located on the Golden Mile) have entered into an exclusive agreement to develop a microgrid enabled resilient, renewable, sustainable energy project that includes 3MW +/ of solar power...


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IWCC Awards $6 Million Contract for Steam Pipe Replacement

Daily NonPariel Summary The Iowa Western Community College Board of Trustees on Monday approved a bid of $6,280,000 from Hawkins Construction of Omaha for replacement of steam pipes for the heating system on the Council Bluffs Campus. “Hawkins has done work for us before and has always done...


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FERC Proposes Changes to PURPA Regulations to Increase State Flexibility, Modify the Mandatory Purchase Obligation, and Reform the "One-Mile Rule"

The National Law Review Summary On September 19, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to revise its regulations implementing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). The NOPR proposes to grant state regulatory...


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Owners Facing $20B Bill to Meet Climate Change Laws

Real Estate Weekly Summary The city’s new carbon emissions laws are set to cost the real estate industry some $20 billion over the next decade. And as a retrofitting program that is estimated to be the biggest in the world gets underway, owners are being urged to think ahead to avoid running...


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Evapco Expands Line of Low-Charge Ammonia Chillers

Ammonia21 Summary U.S. OEM Evapco has announced the expansion of its LCR-C line of low-charge packaged ammonia chillers, adding capacity and larger compressors for production and process cooling as well as air conditioning in a range of industrial applications. Evapco, based in Taneytown,...


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US Waste-to-Energy Plant Given Extra Year to Obtain State Tax Credits

Bioenergy Insight Summary A waste-to-energy plant in Oregon, US has been given an extra year to obtain state tax credits. An article by Salem Reporter said Commissioners Kevin Cameron, Sam Brentano and Colm Willis agreed to extend the plant’s contract in a deal with the plant’s parent...


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Burlington City Council Declares ‘Climate Emergency’

VT Digger Summary The City of Burlington has joined dozens of other U.S. municipalities in declaring a climate emergency days after thousands gathered in Burlington for the Global Climate Strike. The declaration also comes weeks after Mayor Miro Weinberger announced a plan to make...


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Bipartisan Duo Proposes Constitutional Ban on Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Matt Friedman, Politico Pro Summary As environmentalists, utilities and business groups debate the future of energy production in New Jersey, a bipartisan duo of state senators wants to put a far-reaching decision directly to voters. On Tuesday, Senate Environment and Energy Committee...