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Capstone Turbine to bring thermal energy storage to SUNY school in partnership with NY Power Authority

Proactive Summary Capstone Turbine Corporation has announced a partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Brenmiller Energy on a thermal energy project for Purchase college, a State University of New York (SUNY) institution. The project won a $1 million grant from the Israel...


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Tecogen Obtains 250kW Microgrid Order for New York Office Building

Yahoo! Finance Summary Tecogen Inc., a clean energy company providing ultra-efficient, clean, natural gas-powered on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, is pleased to announce an order for a 250 kW trigeneration system, consisting of two (2) microgrid-enabled InVerde e+ units and 200...


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A Unique Heat Storage Technology Gathers Steam

DOE Science News Source Summary Many processes that generate electricity also produce heat, a potent energy resource that often goes untapped everywhere from factories to vehicles to power plants. An innovative system currently being developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)...


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The Question: To Claim (or not to claim) the CHP Federal Tax Credit?

Power Engineering Summary The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 passed by Congress on February 9, 2018 included an extension through January 1, 2022 of the 10 percent federal tax credit for the owner of combined heat and power (CHP) plants, also known as cogeneration. The 10 percent tax credit...


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Geothermal funding of $69m announced in new U.S. budget bill

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary Congressional negotiators in the U.S. legislative have unveiled a $1.4 trillion year-end package that would boost spending for energy and environmental agencies. The House of Representatives passed the legislation, which was then approved by the...


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"You're Not Trying Hard Enough" Greta Thunberg tells US Congress in Climate Change Warning

ITV News Summary Greta Thunberg has called on US lawmakers to “listen to the scientists” about climate change and “take action” at a Capitol Hill committee. "I know you're trying," she told Democratic senators at an invitation-only forum, "but just not hard enough. Sorry." ...


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Where Does Our Garbage Go?

Alexander Morse, Rockefeller Institute of Government Summary The United States produces more garbage today than it ever has. In 2015 (the most recent data available), the US generated more than 262 million tons of municipal trash, an increase of 4.5 percent from the 2010 annual total...


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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...

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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...