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Cogeneration Channel: Data on district energy in the USA according to IDEA

Cogeneration Channel: Interview Rob Thornton - President & CEO, IDEA IDEA, the international association for district energy, has been operating mainly in the USA and Canada for over 100 years. The district energy sector is expanding rapidly, illustrated by the fact that in 2017 around...


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Climate Change Is Already Hurting U.S. Communities, Federal Report Says

Rebecca Hersher, NPR Summary Residences leveled by the Camp Fire line a cul-de-sac in Paradise, Calif., earlier this month. A massive federal report says climate change is contributing to larger wildfires as well as other deadly extreme weather. Photo: Noah Berger/AP Climate change is...


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Preparing for the unexpected at the University of Denver

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. With planning, campuses with aging infrastructure can be ready for and mitigate potential system failures. The University of Denver (DU) is a private institution with roots dating to 1864 when it was founded as a...


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The U.S. Army’s pivot to energy and water resilience

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. A shift in policy increases consideration of microgrid, CHP and diverse energy initiatives as mission-sustaining technologies. Energy and water are fundamental elements to the readiness and resilience of the U.S....


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Taking buyer's regret out of cogeneration

Bob Hawkesworth and James Williams, Greenhouse Canada Summary Is cogeneration the latest innovation for greenhouse growers or just a passing fad? It’s understandable why growers are assessing the potential. The concept of using natural gas to efficiently provide both electricity and heat is...


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Cogeneration Channel: From Enmax, energy for low emissions district heating

Cogeneration Channel: Case Study Jason Grabinsky, Manager Business Relationship, District Energy, ENMAX Corporation The Enmax district heating plant serves numerous homes, commercial and institutional buildings in the city of Calgary (Canada), including City Hall, the National Music Center...


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Landfill gas plan makes economic, environmental sense

Nazim Cicek, Winnipeg Free Press Summary The 2018 Winnipeg municipal election is fast approaching. Candidates for mayor and city council are fanning out across the city to discuss their policies on a variety of locally important issues. Let me pose a question to all running for office: if you...


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Emory receives prestigious national campus sustainability award

Megan McRainey, Emory Report Summary Emory University has received a 2018 Campus Sustainability Achievement Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The university was recognized for its innovative teaching and student docent programs...


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How Pittsburgh stays on the cutting edge of energy conservation

Bill O'Toole, What's Next for Pittsburgh? Summary When people think of green buildings, their minds probably run toward the sweeping glass roof of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens or the sci-fi sleekness of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. But according to Angelica...


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Kinzinger introduces bill to promote combined heat, power technologies

Ripon Advance news Service, The Ripon Advance Summary Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) would redesignate and reauthorize U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs that advance the deployment of combined heat and power, or CHP, technologies. The CHP Support...