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Rate design for a DER future: Designing rates to better integrate and value distributed energy resources

Krysti Shallenberger, UtilityDive Summary AEE's Coley Girouard says time-varying rates are the best bet to accurately price DERs. The U.S. electricity system is changing, driven by technological innovation, increased use of distributed energy resources (DER), and evolving customer needs...

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Connecticut wants to boost renewables goal to 40% by 2030

Robert Walton, UtilityDive Summary The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has finalized the state's 2018 Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES), and recommended doubling the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 40% by 2030. The new renewables goal is a...

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Energy tax credits included in Senate budget deal

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary The proposed budget deal pending a vote in the U.S. Senate includes an extensions to a variety of energy tax credits, including nuclear incentives vital to the completion of the sole reactor project under construction in the United States today. The...

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Investing in geothermal clean tech opportunities - Exploring the viability of capturing geothermal heat from re-purposed oil and gas wells

Press Release, Newswire HINTON, AB , Feb. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Supporting technologies that advance environmental objectives, create jobs and stimulate growth in the clean technology sector is a priority for the Government of Canada. Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of...

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PJM changes would help subsidized coal, nuclear compete on market

Kathiann M. Kowalski, Energy News Network Summary Regional grid operator PJM wants to change how it sets energy and capacity prices in ways that could bolster uneconomic coal and nuclear plants. PJM’s President and Chief Operating Officer Andy Ott announced proposed changes to its annual...

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CHP project funding site launches in US

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A website dedicated to matching combined heat and power (CHP) project developers with investors has been launched in the US . The mission of is “to speed time-to-funding for viable CHP projects and to connect such...

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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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Belarus receives $15m for biogas CHP projects

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to fund four new biogas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Belarus. A $15m loan from the EBRD will finance the construction and commissioning of the plants, which are...

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Reduce or reuse? Edmonton aims for both in new downtown energy scheme

Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal The sun shines through steam as it rises high above the roofline of the London District Energy building. CRAIG GLOVER / CRAIG GLOVER/THE LONDON FREE PRE Summary An expert citizens’ panel just saved the city from what could have been a major...