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Washington DC 100% x 2032 renewables bill could super-charge solar

Christian Roselund, PV Magazine Summary As the Trump Administration puts pro-coal ideologues in key positions of power and continues to downplay or ignore the seriousness of climate change, the district and city which hosts the U.S. federal government is preparing to set a more ambitious...


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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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Climate Smart: Cities Working Together

Summary Five pairs of cities in Germany and Minnesota are collaborating to develop efficient and sustainable responses to the challenges of climate change. Produced with the UMN Institute on the Environment. Featured Member: Ever-Green Energy "Ever-Green Energy is proud to be one of founders...


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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...


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Energy Agreement Fuses Three Downtown Projects

Baihly Warfield, WDIO-TV Eyewitness News Summary DULUTH, Minn. - An agreement between the City of Duluth, Duluth Energy Systems and Essentia Health ties together three major downtown projects: the steam plant conversion, Superior Street reconstruction and Essentia expansion. As the hospital...


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Energy efficiency groups announce support for CHP Support Act

Kevin Randolph, Daily Energy Insider Summary Several energy efficiency groups recently announced their support for a bill, H.R. 6949, that encourages the use of combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat and power (WHP) systems. The CHP Support Act promotes CHP and WHP technology by...


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Hendrix to Make Significant Investment in Student Living

Hendrix College News Center Summary CONWAY, Ark. (October 8, 2018) – Hendrix College is preparing to make major upgrades to five of its historic residence halls. “In our community, the residence halls can have as great an impact on students as our academic buildings and athletics facilities,”...


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IDEA District Energy Industry White Paper

This report provides a summary characterizing the district energy industry in North America. Published August 2005 and underwritten by Enwave Energy Systems. Summary The fundamental idea of district energy is simple but powerful: connect multiple heating and cooling energy users (buildings)...

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The man who air-conditioned Grand Central Terminal worries about climate change

Amy Cortese, Crain's New York Business Summary When clients need to install air conditioning in landmarked buildings, such as Carnegie Hall, or investigate problems with the city's aging infrastructure, they call Charlie Copeland. He's the head of engineering consulting firm Goldman Copeland...