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Bipartisan Duo Proposes Constitutional Ban on Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Matt Friedman, Politico Pro Summary As environmentalists, utilities and business groups debate the future of energy production in New Jersey, a bipartisan duo of state senators wants to put a far-reaching decision directly to voters. On Tuesday, Senate Environment and Energy Committee...

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California City Stays Course on Gas-fired Repowering Project

Power Engineering Summary California may be headed to 100 percent renewables in future decades, but at least one city inside Los Angeles County is now committed to new gas-fired technology to ensure grid reliability. Late last month the city of Glendale approved a repowering project at the...

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Microgrids Analysis and Case Studies Report

Peter Asmus, Adam Forni, Laura Vogel, Navigant Consulting Microgrid Analysis and Case Studies Report California, North America, and Global Case Studies Energy Research and Development Division, Final Project Report California Energy Commission, August 2018 The California Energy Commission...

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ENR MidAtlantic Announces the 2019 Excellence in Safety Award Winners

ENR MidAtlantic Summary A safety expert from the region has selected ENR MidAtlantic's 2019 Best Projects safety award winners. The Excellence in Safety winner, along with the Safety Award of Merit winner, will be honored as part of the Best Projects 2019 awards banquets on Nov. 5 in...

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Joint venture Strikes Energy Privatization Deal with Louisiana

The Advocate Summary Louisiana will enter into a complex agreement that could lead to the widespread privatization of energy systems at state agencies and universities throughout the state, after lawmakers reviewed the deal for a final time Tuesday. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration...

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Tours Thermal Energy Corporation

Business Wire Summary U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Thursday visited Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) to see first-hand the energy system that cools and heats buildings in the world’s largest medical complex – the Texas Medical Center. TECO was recently selected the #1 district energy...

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Canadian Government Invests in Indigenous Biomass District Heating System

Bioenergy Insight Summary The Government of Canada has invested CAD$2.7 million (€1.8 million) in a sustainable forestry project run by the Indigenous Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation in Quebec, which will create jobs, support the economy and displace diesel use. Announced by Diane Lebouthillier,...

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Photo of Sled Dogs Walking Through Water Shows Reality of Greenland's Melting Sheet Ice

James Griffiths, CNN Summary Steffen Olsen, a scientist with the Danish Meteorological Institute, was on a routine mission in northwest Greenland to retrieve oceanographic and weather monitoring tools placed by his colleagues on sea ice when he ran into a problem. He couldn't see them -- the...

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Richmond Wins National Municipal Environment Award

City News, CITY OF RICHMOND Summary The City of Richmond, BC has received national recognition for its District Energy Implementation Program from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA). The City was presented with the 2019 CAMA Environment Award, in the Over 100,000...

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A Regional Rundown of District Heating and Cooling Market: U.S. Emerging

Rahul Varpe, Tech Mag Summary U.S. District Heating & Cooling Market growth will be driven by rising awareness and stringent norms toward sustainable & energy efficient. Increasing investment toward the development of the residential & commercial establishments along with ongoing...