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50 million lost power in 2003 blackout, but what if our energy had been locally produced?

Sudbury.com Summary Imagine you are producing renewable energy on your home, and your neighbours are too. When you produce extra, you can sell energy to a neighbour. When you need a bit extra, they can sell some to you. You help power your neighbourhood community centre, hospital and...


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A Resilient Pack: Keeping Our Facilities ‘Healthy’

NC State Summary With a fraction of its staff, Energy Systems continues to provide round-the-clock utility and facilities operations to hundreds of campus buildings. The need for energy and operation of essential systems never stops, and NC State’s campus is no exception. With a...


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Downtown Energy District Under The Microscope

The Westminster Window Summary Westminster officials paid special attention back in 2017 when Amazon began looking for a site for a second headquarters. “In their RFP, they specifically asked for sites that had ‘District Energy’ or were district energy ready,” said Tom Ochtera, Westminster...


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Canada announces support for City of Saint John and Saint John Energy’s Climate Change Initiatives

Mirage News Summary The Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, Wayne Long, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, today announced up to $4 million in funding for the City of Saint John, New Brunswick. Canadians are feeling...


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Volvo’s Swedish Bus Plant Powered by Renewable Energy, Including Biofuels

Biofuels International Summary Volvo has announced that its bus plant in Borås, Sweden has become one of the first bus production facilities in the world to be powered solely by renewable energy, including hydropower and biofuels. Overall energy consumption at the factory has been...


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Burlington Announces Scaled-Down District Energy Plan

Seven Days Summary The City of Burlington announced Thursday that it will move forward with its long-envisioned district energy system, albeit a highly scaled-back version. The city has signed a letter of agreement with the University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont Gas and consultant...


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'Aggressive' game plan touted to tackle climate change emergency

Windsor Star Summary The lowest-hanging fruit when it comes to solving Windsor’s recently declared climate change emergency is our woefully inefficient homes, which use 35 per cent more energy than the Ontario average. So creating a Residential Deep Energy Efficiency Retrofit program aimed...


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New Notice of Intent for Funding Opportunity to Improve Energy Efficiency and Demand Flexibility of Buildings

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Connected Communities." The Connected Communities FOA would demonstrate and evaluate the capacity of energy-efficient...


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Government Awards £40m for Seven District Heating Networks

Energy Live News Summary An investment of £40 million has been announced for seven district heating network projects, which will give thousands of homes access to low carbon heating. The heat networks, which provides heating in place of a traditional gas boiler, will be developed in...


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ACEEE: Honolulu, NYC lead clean energy resilience plans

Smart Cities Dive Summary Honolulu and New York City are top-scoring U.S. cities for incorporating energy efficiency and renewable power policies into resilience plans, according to a study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). They ranked "exemplary,"...