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German power plant lobby sees tighter supply by 2023

Reuters Summary FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German power companies see a potential gap between conventional electricity supply and demand by the early 2020s, urging policymakers to help investors plan better by rewarding conventional capacity and speeding power grid expansion. “Existing...

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City of Cambridge releases results of Low Carbon Energy Supply Strategy study

Press Release, Globe Newswire Cambridge among first U.S. cities to move to tactical implementation of carbon neutrality as part of its Net Zero Action Plan CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has released the results of a Low Carbon...

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Energy efficiency: Getting the full picture

Hans Korteweg, Euractiv Europe falls short of meeting the EU Energy Efficiency target, showing a 2% gap for final energy consumption but a 4% gap for primary energy consumption, says Hans Korteweg. [ BASF - We create chemistry / Flickr ] Summary The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED),...

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Joint Release: Councilmembers Allen and Cheh to Introduce Bill Modernizing DC's Energy Grid

Press Release, April 10, 2018 New authority would gather data on how and when energy is used and create marketplace for renewably-sourced energy to add to DC’s grid, creating jobs for DC residents with DC dollars Today, Councilmembers Charles Allen (Ward 6) and Mary Cheh (Ward 3) will...

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India, Sweden to cooperate in Smart Cities, energy

Business Standard Summary India and Sweden on Tuesday agreed to further deepen their cooperation in the Smart Cities initiative, transport and energy sectors. The two countries will exchange knowledge and explore cooperation on smart cities, including transit-oriented urban...

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Poland targets district heating in bid to beat smog

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Warsaw is set to spend between €6bn and €7.2bn in the next decade in order to improve thermal insulation of houses in order to reduce the smog that cripples the country in winter months, according to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. The...

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Plus points stacking up for district cooling

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Rob Thornton, President and CEO of the International District Energy Association has been working in the district energy industry since 1987 and has never seen it so active and vibrant. Around the globe, there is active investment,...

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Independents and Utilities at Odds Over Who Builds Microgrids in Maryland

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary As they compete for their stake in the growing market for microgrids, independent companies and utilities are again at odds before state regulators, this time in Maryland. At issue are two public purpose microgrids proposed by Pepco, an Exelon...

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Utilities, DER Providers Face Off Over Market Access at FERC Meeting

Gavin Bade, UtilityDive Summary On the first day of FERC's DER technical conference, states in the Midcontinent ISO electricity market argued FERC should allow them to choose whether to let aggregated DERs participate in both retail and wholesale markets. "Draw a line" between the markets...

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‘District Cooling needs to become the new normal’

Climate Control Middle East Summary Erik Solheim, Head of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), speaks exclusively to Climate Control Middle East on the progress of global support for the Kigali Amendment, the uptake of District Energy and its viability for the region, how policy paves...