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Vicinity Energy Secures 20-Year Contract to Provide Heat and Hot Water to America’s Oldest Theatre

Intrado Global NewswIre Summary Vicinity Energy , owner of the nation’s largest portfolio of district energy systems, has secured a 20-year steam contract with Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, America’s oldest continuously operating theatre. This new heat and hot water agreement...

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Pittsburgh, NETL acknowledge fifth anniversary of microgrid partnership

Pennsylvania Business Report Summary The City of Pittsburgh and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) entered into a partnership in July 2015 to upgrade the city’s energy system and implement a microgrids concept spanning nine energy districts. The city gave NETL five years to...

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Pennsylvania Senate Advances Transportation Electrification Bill

Peter Maloney, Microgrid Knowledge Summary An electrification bill moving through the Pennsylvania General Assembly, if passed, would support the development of electric vehicle infrastructure in the state. The state’s Senate on November 19 voted 43-6 in favor of the Pennsylvania Clean...

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Powering the Future: Pittsburgh International Airport Unveils First-of-Its-Kind Microgrid to Power Entire Facility

Allegheny County Airport Authority Summary PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the first time in the U.S., a major airport will be completely powered by its own microgrid with the use of its own on-site natural gas wells and solar panels. The first-of-its kind model will...

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Moving from R.E.C.s, the College's Plan to Reach Carbon Neutrality

Bastiaan Phair, The PHOENIX Summary In 1999 the college began purchasing renewable energy certificates, and the college’s 2012 “Climate Action Plan” cited Renewable Energy Credits (R.E.C.s) as a necessary tool to offset those greenhouse gas emissions associated with the generation of...

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Geisinger previews new utility plant

Times Leader Summary PLAINS TWP. — Geisinger officials showed off the new Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center central utility plant on Thursday in a tour for government and business leaders. The $22 million project will use cogeneration technology to help Geisinger reduce energy...

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Pittsburgh is ahead of schedule on 2030 District environmental challenge

Bill O'Toole, Next Pittsburgh Summary According to UN estimates, urban environments are responsible for 75 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. If we have any hope of staving off the worst effects of climate change, we need to start with our cities. That’s where the 2030...

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Pennsylvania clean, renewable energy projects to receive $12M in state funding

Daily Energy Insider Reports Summary Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced the approval of $12 million in funding for 11 clean and renewable energy projects across Pennsylvania. "One of Pennsylvania's greatest strengths is the diversity of our energy portfolio," Wolf said. "These...

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NETL, Pittsburgh clean energy initiatives recognized with Federal Laboratory Consortium

Kevin Randolph, Daily Energy Insider Summary The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Mid-Atlantic Region will recognize the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) work with the City of Pittsburgh on its “Clean Energy City of the Future” initiatives with a state and local economic...

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How Pittsburgh stays on the cutting edge of energy conservation

Bill O'Toole, What's Next for Pittsburgh? Summary When people think of green buildings, their minds probably run toward the sweeping glass roof of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens or the sci-fi sleekness of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. But according to Angelica...