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Mayors tout the importance of energy efficiency in meeting climate goals

David Robeiro, ACEEE Summary At the North American Climate Summit this month in Chicago, city officials from several countries recognized energy efficiency as an important emissions reduction strategy. Many described how they are making it part of their climate action plans. The summit...

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£6m fund in place to help develop Cumbria’s low carbon economy

Tom Wilcox, Cumbria Crack Summary A new round of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has been launched to help develop Cumbria’s low carbon economy and renewable energy resources. £6.36m is being made available to help support the county’s drive to shift towards a low...

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New York's REV Connect matches innovation with real-world utility needs

New York REV, Utility Dive Summary Today, the U.S. electric grid system is evolving faster than ever before. More distributed generation and storage options are becoming cost competitive, and physical infrastructure is increasingly coupled with a digital network of sensors and analytics...


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New $17.6B plan would rebuild Puerto Rico's grid with renewables, DERs

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary An impressive list of utilities and groups have developed a $17.6 billion plan to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric distribution system, including a focus on resilience to withstand future storms and the inclusion of modern grid technologies and control...


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Business Case for Energy Scenario Selection - Funding and Financing Strategies

Summary This presentation provides an overview of the funding and financing options available when undertaking a microgrid project. Strategies can vary based on the characteristics of the project and different challenges must be faced depending on state and local regulations Speaker Baird...

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Trump to Release Infrastructure Plan in January, Official Says

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg Politics Summary President Donald Trump plans to keep pushing his legislative agenda in 2018 by releasing his long-promised infrastructure proposal in early January, a senior administration official said. Infrastructure advocates question whether a Republican-led...


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Energy Department Announces $25 Million for Combined Heat and Power Technologies

Press Release, US Department of Energy WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $25 million for a selected eight organizations to further the installation of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) technologies. The use of CHP can...


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Report advocates district heating incentives for Dubliners

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Dublin City Council has released a report advocating incentives be given to city residents to encourage take up of the city’s proposed new district heating network. The report by Victor Coe, a senior executive engineer with Dublin city...


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Denmark is moving convincingly on decarbonisation

Press Release, Wire Service IEA's energy policy review focuses on challenges and opportunities from the growing share of wind power for the Danish electricity and heating sectors. WireService.ca Media Release (11/27/2017) - Denmark remains a global leader in decarbonising its economy and is...


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A Tale of Two Cities: Swedish community sets climate example for Peterborough

Alan Slavin, The Peterborough Examiner Summary Climate change is upon us, caused primarily by excessive use of fossil fuels which produce greenhouse gases (GHGs). Extreme weather events are disrupting our lives and costing us dearly, but we can limit the severity of this planetary change. ...