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Schneider Electric and REC Solar collaborate on Massachusetts microgrid

Kelsey Misbrener, Solar Power World Summary Schneider Electric, the global specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced a project with REC Solar to build an advanced microgrid at its Foxboro, Massachusetts facility. The microgrid will be...

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Americanizing European Hot Water Technology - Installation Costs US vs. EN Experience

Summary Facilities engineers, faculty, and students at Dartmouth College, MIT, University of Rochester, and University of Bridgeport teamed together with Ramboll to conduct research on campus district hot water conversion at their campuses. Throughout the process Ramboll gathered various...

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Benefits of an Energy Command Center

Summary UMass Amherst has a multi-boiler, multi-fuel (gas, LNG, oil) CHP, 5 MW of PV and may soon have a 1MW/4 MWh battery located behind its main utility meter that meet most of our energy needs. We optimize for both operational and economic efficiency. We are creating a new energy dashboard...


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The Interface Between Project Design, Regulatory Compliance, and Public Outreach at MIT

Summary MIT’s CUP upgrade project will support campus growth by replacing and expanding the CHP system and improving the resiliency of the district energy system. This case study will focus on the environmental permitting process; specifically, the interface between project design, regulatory...


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Harvard University Aims to be Fossil Fuel-Free by 2050

Kristine E. Guillaume and Jamie D. Halper, The Harvard Crimson Summary Harvard plans to become fossil fuel-free by 2050, University President Drew G. Faust announced in an email sent to University affiliates Tuesday. “Harvard will seek to become fossil fuel free by 2050 by meeting our energy...

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State Lawmakers Form Multistate Alliance on Carbon Pricing

Press Release, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators Coalition Highlights State-level Momentum on Growing a Clean Energy Economy Washington, D.C. – Today state legislators from nine states announced the formation of the Carbon Costs Coalition. This multi-state coalition is focused on...

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New solar power fee draws heat on Beacon Hill

Jon Chesto, Boston Globe DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2017 At a State House hearing Tuesday, the co-chairs of the energy committee raised concerns about Eversource’s new charge for homeowners who use solar power. Summary The state Legislature gives, but it can also take away. ...

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Filings Offer Clues to Harvard’s Vision for Allston ‘Enterprise’ Campus

Truelian Lee and Jacqueline P. Patel, The Havard Crimson Construction in Allston. ANNIE E. SCHUGART Summary New documents Harvard filed with Boston’s urban planning agency last month offer a glimpse into the University’s plans for its “Enterprise Research Campus,” a proposed 36...

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Final APS Regulation Filed with Secretary of Commonwealth

Judith Judson, Department of Energy Resources Earlier today, December 15, 2017, the Department of Energy Resources (“Department”) filed its proposed final version of the 225 CMR 16.00 Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard regulation with the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office. The...