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Empower Launches District Cooling Upgradation Project in JBR

Mechanical Electrical & Plumbing Summary District cooling services provider Empower has launched an upgrade at its plant in Jumeirah Beach Residence. The company is renovating its systems to the 2nd generation district cooling, which will significantly save power, improve efficiency and...


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GéoAtlantic – a European Geothermal Energy Meeting in Bordeaux

Think GeoEnergy Summary On Tuesday, February 18 at the Cité du vin de Bordeaux, around fifty European geothermal players gathered to discuss innovations and projects as part of the 7th International GeoAtlantic Meeting . The opportunity for Bordeaux Métropole to shine thanks to the city’s...


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Heat pump to boost the efficiency of solar heating plant

State of Green Summary Aalborg CSP received the order from the Danish district heating plant, Ørum Varmeværk to deliver a 2.5 MW electrical air-to-water integrated heat pump system. The solution is customized to fit the district heating plant’s individual energy needs, which includes...


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Valmet to supply a flue gas condensing plant to Helen’s Vuosaari bioenergy heating plant in Helsinki, Finland

Intrado Summary Valmet will supply a flue gas condensing plant to Helen Ltd’s Vuosaari C bioenergy heating plant in Helsinki, Finland. The new bioenergy heating plant will feature very high energy efficiency, as the heat from flue gases will be recovered to increase district heat production...


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The Question: To Claim (or not to claim) the CHP Federal Tax Credit?

Power Engineering Summary The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 passed by Congress on February 9, 2018 included an extension through January 1, 2022 of the 10 percent federal tax credit for the owner of combined heat and power (CHP) plants, also known as cogeneration. The 10 percent tax credit...


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According to Sussex Strategy Group, Alberta Court Rules Against Federal Carbon Tax

Sussex Strategy Group Press Release Summary The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled in a 4-1 decision that the federal carbon pricing backstop is unconstitutional. The finding applies to both the system for large emitters known as the Output-Based Pricing System and the distributed fuel charge. ...


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Canada Oil-Sands Plan Collapses Over Politics and Economics

New York Times Summary A major effort to develop growth of Canada’s oil sands has collapsed shortly earlier than a deadline for presidency approval, undone by investor issues over oil’s future and the political fault traces between financial and environmental priorities. 9 years within the...


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Senator Stern Introduces Senate Bill No. 1215 in Support of Microgrids

On February 20, 2020, Senator Stern (D-CA) introduced Senate Bill 1215, which would establish the Local Government Deenergization Event Resiliency Fund. The bill would also require Cal Office of Emergency Services to create and manage a statewide database of critical facilities and...

SB 1215 OES Funding for Microgirds and more Introduced 022020.pdf


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MIT Continues to Advance Toward Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

MIT News Summary At MIT, making a better world often starts on campus. That’s why, as the Institute works to find solutions to complex global problems, MIT has taken important steps to grow and transform its physical campus: adding new capacity, capabilities, and facilities to better support...


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Energy Efficiency & Power Production: UVM Physical Plant on 'Across The Fence'

Across the Fence The UVM Physical Plant was featured in a recent episode of 'Across the Fence', the longest-running locally-produced program in the U.S. It's worth the watch! #News #MemberNews