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Report: Only a Few US Cities On Track for Clean Energy

Anca Gagiuc, Commercial Property Executive Summary The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has released the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard, a report that tracks city progress toward climate goals. The results show, even though cities are ramping up their clean energy efforts,...


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IDEA Endorses Bipartisan Financing Our Future Energy Act

Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Representatives Mike Thomson (D-CA-05) and Ron Estes (R-KS-04) are leading the Financing Our Energy Future Act (formerly known as the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act ) to be presented to the 116 th Congress. The core purpose of the...


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Support the British Thermal Utilization Act

Biomass Thermal Energy Council The Biomass Thermal Energy Council is seeking support across the industry to support the British Thermal Utilization (BTU) Act. They are requesting more organizations, trade associations and businesses to demonstrate support for the BTU Act by signing on to ...


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DOE Releases New study Highlighting the Untapped Potential of Geothermal Energy in the United States

Department of Energy Summary WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy released a groundbreaking analysis detailing how the United States can benefit from the vast potential of geothermal energy. The analysis culminated in a report, GeoVision: Harnessing the Heat Beneath...


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BUSINESS: Another group supports taxing carbon

Benjamin Storrow, E&E News Summary A dizzying number of corporate carbon tax initiatives are flying around Washington these days. There's the Climate Leadership Council ( https://www.clcouncil.org/ ), whose plan for a carbon dividend is supported by the likes of Exxon Mobil Corp.,...

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Bill introduced to establish a federal clean energy standard

Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine Summary Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., introduced legislation May 8 that aims to establish a federal clean energy standard (CES) that would put the U.S. on a path to net-zero electricity emissions. Several forms of bioenergy meet the...

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Waste Heat to Power Applications in the Utilities Market - the Veyo project

Waste Heat to Power (WHP) is the process of recovering waste heat and using it to generate power with no combustion and no emissions. WHP and Combined Heat and Power projects are gaining traction among utilities, as a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money and improve the...

 04-09-2019 | 11:00 - 12:00 CT


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These Countries Have Prices on Carbon. Are They Working?

Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich, The New York Times Summary The idea of putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions to help tackle climate change has been slowly spreading around the globe over the past two decades. This week, Canada’s federal government took the latest step when it...


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Old is New with Cogeneration

David Shadle, T&D World Summary In recent years there has been a lot of buzz over distributed energy resources (DERs) with renewables based systems such as solar installations getting the limelight. However, before solar DERs were a thing and even before we coined the phrase DER, there...


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Power switch: Simple steps can cut energy bills

Martin Daks, NJBIZ Summary Beginning in April, the City of Hoboken will purchase “100 percent clean, non-polluting renewable electricity” for municipal facilities, according to an announcement from Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. Besides being eco-friendly, the changeover is expected to be green in...