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Pittsburgh launches innovation acceleration partnership

Katie Pyzyk, SmartCitiesDive Summary A public-private partnership to accelerate innovation, dubbed InnovatePGH, has launched in Pittsburgh . InnovatePGH was formed to accelerate Pittsburgh's growth as a global destination for technology-based economic activity. It will push for development...

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Amazon picks 20 finalists for its second headquarters

Kaya Yurieff, CNN Tech Summary But the list isn't exactly short. The 20 potential cities are Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Maryland; Nashville; Newark; New York City; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia...

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Pittsburgh's Microgrids Technology Could Lead The Way for Green Energy

Daniella Cheslow, NPR Summary When President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, he said he represented "Pittsburgh, not Paris." Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto disagreed. He traveled to Germany this week as part of an unofficial delegation of more than...

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NETL Helping To Bring Fuel Cell System To Pittsburgh

Press Release, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US Department of Energy Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Power Generation Unit The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), as part of its support for the City of Pittsburgh’s initiative to become a global leader in clean energy...

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This Is How Pittsburgh Is Taking Climate Action

Clean Technica With just three words, Pittsburgh was thrust into the center of the global climate fight. And boy, did it come out swinging. Until earlier this summer, the city of Pittsburgh may not have come immediately to mind when you thought of major cities leading the climate fight. Indeed...

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FuelCell Energy announces project with NRG Energy Centre

Joanna Sampson, Gas World Summary FuelCell Energy, Inc. will collaborate with NRG Energy Centre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to host a fuel cell power plant under a previously awarded US Department of Energy contract. NRG is a member of IDEA. The proposed power plant will deliver energy to...

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Smart partnerships pilot Pittsburgh’s renewable energy plunge

Kim Riley, Daily Energy Insider Summary Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto this summer pledged that the Steel City would transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 and to back it up he joined the Mayors for 100 percent Clean Energy, a coalition that supports the Paris climate agreement. ...

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An Integrative Business Model for Net-Zero Energy Districts

Summary Net zero energy (NZE) at the district scale can deliver lower life-cycle costs compared to business-as-usual at similar first costs, while creating a more healthy, resilient, and sustainable community. Our report, An Integrative Business Model for NZE Districts, helps overcome the...


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University of Pittsburgh: Partnering for Microgrid Success

Summary The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Energy is working with industry, utility, and community partners to design, implement, and analyze microgrid deployment in the Pittsburgh Region. Specifically, the Center has undertaken two microgrid build-out projects, the construction of an...


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Will America’s Steel City Build the First Grid of Microgrids?

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge May 16, 2017 Summary To many, the idea of creating a grid of microgrids is somewhere out in the future. Even a pipe dream. But for Pittsburgh, it’s now. The city is pursuing an aggressive plan to lead on energy, which includes developing a series of connected...