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Brownfields Redevelopment Receives Boost Under the BUILD Act

Amy P. Wang, The National Law Review Summary Redevelopment of environmentally-damaged property has seen steady growth in North Carolina and nationwide. The attraction to dense, urban communities offering work/live/play opportunities and away from suburban living has provided profitable...

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IDEA, Enwave and Quest submit joint letter to Environment and Climate Change Canada

On February 11, 2019, IDEA, Enwave and Quest submitted a joint letter recommending that thermal energy output from district energy systems should be treated as a covered sector under the Federal Government’s Output Based Pricing System (OBPS) to the Environmental Protection Branch of Environment...

District Energy to ECCC on OBPS - Feb 11 2019.pdf

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City leaders representing 20 million people sign clean air plan

Johnny Bairstow, Energy Live News Summary City leaders representing 20 million people have signed up to what they claim is the world’s most ambitious clean air plan . The National Clean Air Summit, held at the Tate Modern earlier today, saw mayors and representatives from Newcastle, London...

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Congressional Democrats push FERC to act on aggregated DERs

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary Congressional Democrats on Monday pressed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue an order clarifying how aggregations of distributed energy resources (DERs) may participate in wholesale power markets, more than two years after the agency first...

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MRC Submits Comments in Hawaii Microgrid Docket

On February 8, 2019, the MRC responded to preliminary questions in the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission proceeding investigating establishment of a microgrid services tariff. In the filing, the MRC outlines their support of the Commission's efforts to develop a tariff that responds to the...

Hawaii Microgrid Opening Brief of the MRC 2.8.19.pdf

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Moving towards a decentralised grid

Olivia Gagan, Raconteur Summary The UK’s energy grid has been powered for decades by coal and nuclear plants. As these centralised power stations, designed to deliver large quantities of electricity across hundreds of miles of national power networks, are gradually shut down, they are being...

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Working with private sector to torque up municipal energy systems

Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight Summary New measure would harness private money, expertise to drive energy efficiency at hospitals, wastewater-treatment plants, universities, prisons The state is aiming to promote private-sector investment in energy-related projects at government-owned facilities...

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Daily on Energy, presented by GAIN: Green New Deal not a priority as state regulators descend on Washington

John Siciliano & Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner Summary GREEN NEW DEAL NOT A PRIORITY AS STATE REGULATORS DESCEND ON WASHINGTON: State energy regulators descend on Washington this week for a major winter policy conference, and to take up policy resolutions that set their lobbying...

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What can a Green New Deal learn from other countries?

Alexandra Borunda, National Geographic Summary On Thursday, two Democratic members of Congress introduced a resolution outlining the broad strokes of a “ Green New Deal ,” an ambitious proposal to transition the U.S. toward a more sustainable, net-zero carbon emissions future—and to get it on...

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline

Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR Summary Updated 11:41 a.m. Whether it's a deadly cold snap or a hole in an Antarctic glacier or a terrifying new report , there seem to be constant reminders now of the dangers that climate change poses to humanity. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.,...