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Massive development aims to transform Tampa’s downtown and waterfront

Selina Cheah, The Architects Newspaper Aerial view of Water Street (Courtesy Strategic Property Partners) Summary New images for Tampa’s largest mixed-use project were recently revealed, illustrating the city’s intense investment into its waterfront and downtown core. Water Street...

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Rocky Mountain Institute and Partners Awarded $450,000 Research Grant to Stop Power Outages at Airports

Rocky Mountain Institute Summary Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and partners were awarded a $450,000 research grant from Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) July 17, to develop an airport microgrid implementation toolkit that will help airports avoid power outages and prevent massive...

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Combined Heat and Power Snapshots

Summary DOE's CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, and district energy technologies/concepts throughout the United States. Key services of the CHP TAPs include End User Engagement, Stakeholder Engagement,...

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TECO Announces New Employees and Promotion

Press Release, Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) Houston-based Thermal Energy Corp. (TECO) recently announced two new employees and a promotion. Michael Manoucheri, PE, has joined the company as vice president, engineering and maintenance. He will be responsible for TECO’s plant engineering...

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Powelson Upends FERC With His Departure

Rod Kuckro and Sam Mintz, E&E News Summary Robert Powelson's departure from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission leaves the agency without its most experienced hand on state regulatory affairs at a time when turbulent policy debates about electric grid reliability and the impact of...

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How an Ambitious Minnesota Eco-Project Became a Density Battleground

Jay Walljasper, City Lab Before it closed in 2011, Ford's Twin Cities Assembly Plant churned out millions of vehicles. It's now set to become a "net-zero" mixed-use development. Cory Ryan/Getty Images Summary Ford’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota opened in 1925 to...

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Akron City Council approves $25 million renovation for city's steam plant

Jennifer Conn, Akron Children's and Cleveland Clinic Akron General hospitals have committed to long-term contracts with Akron's steam plant, known as the District Energy System, run by Akron Energy Systems. ( Akron Energy Systems ) Summary Over the past nine years, Akron...

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Collaboration between NYPA, Brenmiller Energy yields unique thermal energy storage project

Chris Galford, Daily Energy Insider Summary Purchase College, State University of New York, will gain a free replacement for their aging central heating plant in coming years, thanks to a collaborative thermal energy storage project from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Brenmiller...

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National Energy Technology Laboratory Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Pittsburgh

Summary The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory that produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges. NETL has a 100-year legacy of discovering safe, affordable ways to extract and use energy resources, from...

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2017 State of the Electric Utility Survey Report

Summary The results are in! For years, we’ve been told that the rise of alternative energy technologies would drastically change the way electric utilities do business, and Utility Dive’s latest survey confirms the transformation is in full swing. But while most in the sector agree that means...