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How biomethane can help turn gas into a renewable energy source

Bernadette McCabe, The Conversation Summary Australia’s report card on reducing its greenhouse gas emissions is not exactly glowing , but there are ample opportunities to get it on track during this period of rapid change in the energy sector. Greater use of renewable electricity sources...


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Why the UK's ageing infrastructure might be an advantage in the global digital revolution

Chris Fry, Business Green Summary Ramboll UK's Chris Fry explains how the UK has a huge opportunity to replace its ageing infrastructure with greener, cleaner upgrades. Working for a global company with a strong Scandinavian heritage, we have long focused on sustainable buildings and...


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Boston Smart Utilities Project

Boston Planning & Development Agency Summary On June 14, 2018 the BPDA board adopted the Smart Utilities Policy for Article Development Review . On this page you can access the full policy document and learn about the Smart Utilities Vision project that led to the policy. Access...


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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...


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A Blueprint to Rebuild America's Infrastructure

Summary In 2017, as an alternative to the Administration’s Infrastructure Plan which focused largely on private investment and large scale P3 projects, Senate Democrats released their “Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure” calling for federal government investment to support much...

A Blueprint to Rebuild America's Infrastructure.pdf


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Utilities pivot from power plants to grid work for profits

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press News Summary RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Electric utilities are pouring billions of dollars into a race to prevent terrorists or enemy governments from shutting down the power grid and everything that depends on electricity in America’s hyper-connected society. The...


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Washington D.C. Airport Demonstrates Need for Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Microgrid

Paige Davis, IDEA Eight months ago, almost to the day, IDEA published an article in response to a power outage and grid failure that affected Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Today there is a sense of déjà vu as another major US airport is affected by a power outage, this...

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Official: FERC, Other Agencies Identifying 'Critical' Coal, Nuclear Plants

Darrell Proctor, Power Magazine Summary An official with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) told a nuclear industry group this week that the agency and Trump administration officials are trying to identify power plants they consider critical to the nation’s grid. The move is seen...


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Microgrids in Maryland: Bolstering public safety, community resiliency

This article was featured in the Q3 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Supported with state incentives, Montgomery County installs CHP-based microgrids at two key facilities. One of the original 13 colonies, Maryland is a state of many charms – among them, beautiful vistas on...


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Request for Qualification: District Energy Provider

Summary Lakeview Community Partners has issued a Request for Qualifications for a third-party District Energy Utility to deliver a District Energy System at Lakeview Village. The successful proponent will provide competitive thermal rates to a diverse mix of residential offerings as well as...

Lakeview Village RFQ Rev6.pdf