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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, Md....

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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 Burlington...

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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...

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California City Stays Course on Gas-fired Repowering Project

Power Engineering Summary California may be headed to 100 percent renewables in future decades, but at least one city inside Los Angeles County is now committed to new gas-fired technology to ensure grid reliability. Late last month the city of Glendale approved a repowering project at the...

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Microgrids Analysis and Case Studies Report

Peter Asmus, Adam Forni, Laura Vogel, Navigant Consulting Microgrid Analysis and Case Studies Report California, North America, and Global Case Studies Energy Research and Development Division, Final Project Report California Energy Commission, August 2018 The California Energy Commission...

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ENR MidAtlantic Announces the 2019 Excellence in Safety Award Winners

ENR MidAtlantic Summary A safety expert from the region has selected ENR MidAtlantic's 2019 Best Projects safety award winners. The Excellence in Safety winner, along with the Safety Award of Merit winner, will be honored as part of the Best Projects 2019 awards banquets on Nov. 5 in...