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Climate Change Is Already Hurting U.S. Communities, Federal Report Says

Rebecca Hersher, NPR Summary Residences leveled by the Camp Fire line a cul-de-sac in Paradise, Calif., earlier this month. A massive federal report says climate change is contributing to larger wildfires as well as other deadly extreme weather. Photo: Noah Berger/AP Climate change is...


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Driving Innovation through State Energy Programs

Summary This presentation will highlight lessons learned, successes, and hurdles the State of Maryland experienced in designing and implementing its Combined Heat and Power Program, Demand Response program, and energy storage programs. Further, it will take a deeper dive into how to structure...

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Sweden's sustainable cities a lesson for Australia

Georgia Clark, Government News Summary The involvement of local government has been essential to Swedish city’s remarkable carbon emissions reduction success, experts say. It calls itself “the greenest city in Europe.” Växjö, a city in southern Sweden’s Kronoberg County, achieved a...


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California Gov. Brown Signs Microgrid Bill into Law

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Photo of Gov. Jerry Brown courtesy of California.gov newsroom California Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday signed into law a microgrid bill (SB 1339) that is expected to boost project development in the state and perhaps nationally. Sponsored by Sen....


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PUC Ruling: Burlington District Heating System Would Not Need State Permit

Howard Weiss-Tisman, Vermont Public Radio The Public Utility Commission says Burlington would not need a state permit to operate a district heating system that uses steam and heat from the McNeil Plant. Credit: National Renewable Energy Laboratory / Associated Press Summary If Burlington...


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Massachusetts Lawmakers Pass Bill That Opens New Prospects for Microgrids

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Energy insiders see the emergence of new microgrid opportunities in Massachusetts from clean energy legislation passed last week and now awaiting the signature of Gov. Charlie Baker. An Act to Advance Clean Energy ( H.4857 ) won unanimous Senate...


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Joint Release: Councilmembers Allen and Cheh to Introduce Bill Modernizing DC's Energy Grid

Press Release, April 10, 2018 New authority would gather data on how and when energy is used and create marketplace for renewably-sourced energy to add to DC’s grid, creating jobs for DC residents with DC dollars Today, Councilmembers Charles Allen (Ward 6) and Mary Cheh (Ward 3) will...


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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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MRC Responds to Puerto Rico Energy Commission's Microgrid Docket

On November 20, 2017, the MRC responded to a request from the Puerto Rico Energy Commission seeking input from stakeholders as it develops regulations to facilitate the development of microgrids and distributed generation for immediate power restoration and long-term transformation of the grid -...

MRC Reply to Puerto Rico Microgrid Docket 11.20.17.pdf


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MRC Comments on Draft Roadmap to Commercializing Microgrids in CA

On November 13, 2017, the MRC filed comments to the Draft Roadmap for Commercializing Microgrids in California presented on October 2, 2017, in the California Energy Commission Docket 16-EPIC-01. #MRC #LocalPolicy #California #MRCNews #PolicyandRegulation

MRC Comments on Draft Roadmap to Commercializing Microgrids in California 11.13.17.pdf