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Vanguard breaks ground on food waste to energy project

Kelly Maile, Waste Today Summary Vanguard Renewables , Wellesley, Massachusetts, began construction of a new project, which represents a unique partnership between a Vermont college, a local dairy farm and a renewable energy company. Vanguard owns and operates an anaerobic digestion facility...


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Frequently asked questions about the campus power outage

Public Affairs, Berkeley News Summary UC Berkeley campus is largely without power today, Friday, Oct. 11, due to PG&E’s efforts to prevent wildfires fanned by high winds. The following FAQ provides answers to some of the key questions being asked about classes, facilities,...


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Ottawa's environmental protection committee approves $57.2M wastewater treatment plant upgrade

Mike Vlasveld, Ottawa Matters Summary The City of Ottawa could save $80-million in utilities over the next 25 years while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, after $57.2-million in upgrades to its cogeneration system at the Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre. The Standing Committee on...


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Notre Dame ceases to burn coal, a year ahead of schedule

Marissa Gebhard, Notre Dame News Summary Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced in the fall of 2015 the ambitious goal of discontinuing the use of coal by the end of 2020, and cutting the University’s carbon footprint in half by 2030. Both goals have been achieved...


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IDEA is Supporting the Financing Our Energy Future Act (S.1841/H.R.3249)

IDEA is supporting the Financing Our Energy Future Act (S.1841/H.R.3249). U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) and Ron Estes (R-KS-04) have re-introduced bipartisan legislation to level the energy playing field by giving...


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European Cities Share Heating Decarbonisation Tips

Euractiv Summary Cities with decades-old combined heat and power systems are emitting less carbon than others, and EU policymakers are looking at how to emulate this across the bloc. When Copenhagen opened its first district heating power plant in 1903, climate change was an unheard-of...


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ENGIE enrolls Solent University in district energy scheme

Sarah O'Beirne, Facilities Management Journal Summary Solent University’s new sports complex has connected to Southampton Geothermal Heating Company’s (SGHC) pioneering district energy scheme after signing a £2.8 million deal with energy and services specialist, ENGIE, over the next 20 years. ...


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ASU completes $35 million in summer upgrades

Arizona State University Summary While most students escape the summer heat to enjoy a much-deserved break, Arizona State University makes a host of needed enhancements to its campuses between May and August. By aligning the many departments that work to improve and repair campus facilities,...


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Caton Towers Co-op Moves to Cut Carbon Emissions

Sue Treiman, Habitat Summary Long after exploding toilets put Brooklyn’s Caton Towers in the news, the 283-unit cooperative is generating a new kind of excitement. Make that “cogenerating” it. The co-op, located in the Kensington neighborhood, is installing a combined heat and...


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Industry faces balancing act as Canadians demand energy expansion and climate action

Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald Summary Almost seven in 10 Canadians believe action on climate change must be a priority for the next government once the ballots have been counted in the Oct. 21 federal election. However, almost six in 10 respondents say development of the oil and natural gas...