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University of New Hampshire Teams with Waste Management to Pump Landfill Gas for Energy

Arlene Karidis, Waste 360 Summary The University of New Hampshire (UNH) has powered its Durham campus on renewable energy for years. And when it was looking to expand in the space, it just so happened to be at a time when Waste Management was trying to figure out how to manage excess gas...

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Hybrid power generation and microgrids for gas engines

Alex Marshall, Decentralized Energy Summary Economics and technology developments are changing the landscape of the power generation sector. Over the last 20 years, there has been a movement away from large centralised power stations towards decentralised generation close to the site of use. ...

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SEU 2018 survey: Utilities shaken, not moved, by Trump policies

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary A new survey of North American utility executives shows them wary of President Donald Trump's energy policies, but unmoved in their commitment to a cleaner energy future. Utility Dive's 2018 State of the Electric Utility Survey, out today, reveals a...

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Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities: BioHeat, Demonstration & Deployment Program Streams

Introduction to the Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) Program Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is looking to fund projects that will decrease greenhouse gas emissions through the reduction of diesel and other fossil fuels use for electricity and heat in Canada’s rural and...

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Combined Heat and Power is the Dominant Microgrid Technology…For Now

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Combined heat and power (CHP) is the dominant form of microgrid technology now, but solar energy threatens to usurp its position by 2026. That’s the word from Navigant Research in its new report, “ Microgrid Enabling Technologies Market Overview ". The...

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Vattenfall boss calls on German government to focus more on CHP and end coal

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Magnus Hall, the chief executive of Vattenfall, has called on the German government to provide a clear date for coal power phase-out and put more emphasis on combined heat and power. The Swedish utility CEO made a clear call for the...

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China to trial use of nuclear energy for district heat supply

Ding Xiaoxiao, China Plus Diagram of China's first demonstration project utilizing nuclear energy to generate heat for residential buildings and for industrial purposes in north China. [Photo:] Summary China will build its first demonstration project for the utilization of...

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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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Collins, King Urge Senate Finance Committee to Include BTU Act in Tax Extender Legislation

Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King wrote to the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee, urging them to include language from the Biomass Thermal Utilization (BTU) Act in any tax extender legislation. The BTU Act is bipartisan, bicameral legislation that...

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