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‘Steam blows’ final phase of testing for Discovery Park biomass plant

Kathy Bailes, The Isle of Thanet News The biomass plant at Discovery Park Summary ‘Steam blows’ will be taking place at Discovery Park in Sandwich as the new Kent Renewable Energy Combined Heat and Power Plant signal enters the final phase of commissioning, before the plant generates...


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State aid: Commission approves Belgian certificates schemes for renewable electricity and high-efficiency cogeneration in Flanders

Press Release, European Commission The European Commission has concluded the certificates schemes for renewable electricity and high-efficiency cogeneration implemented in Flanders (Belgium) to be in line with EU State aid rules. The two schemes contribute to reaching EU energy and climate...


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FERC issues storage, reliability orders, calls conference on aggregated DERs

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday issued new orders on energy storage participation in wholesale power markets and frequency response services provided by generators. FERC directed regional grid operators to devise new tariffs for storage...


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Combined Heat and Power is the Dominant Microgrid Technology…For Now

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Combined heat and power (CHP) is the dominant form of microgrid technology now, but solar energy threatens to usurp its position by 2026. That’s the word from Navigant Research in its new report, “ Microgrid Enabling Technologies Market Overview ". The...


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Second Expression of Interest Open for NRCan's Green Infrastructure Phase II Program

Deadline: February 21, 2018 Summary Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has issued a second call for Expressions of Interest under the Energy-Efficient Buildings Research, Development and Demonstration Program. The second phase of the Green Infrastructure program has been expanded to include...

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Smarter energy management delivers reliability, efficiency and cost savings

Andy Low, Network Asia Summary Electrical power is essential. From the time when our alarm goes off in the morning to when we turn the lights off at night, we use electrical power. Residences, businesses, healthcare, community infrastructure and educational institutions all rely on power. In...


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ISO-NE presses FERC to approve capacity market reform

Gavin Bade, UtilityDive Summary ISO-NE unveiled its Competitive Auctions with Sponsored Policy Resources (CASPR) proposal in April 2017 after a series of stakeholder meetings over how to better integrate state energy policies into its wholesale market construct. The concern is...


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InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund Partners with Creative Energy

Press Release, Globe Newswire TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced that the InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund has agreed to acquire a 50% equity interest in Creative Energy (“Creative Energy”), a member of IDEA and a...


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Cleveland sees clean energy as tool for climate change resiliency

Kathiann M. Kowalski, Energy NEws NEtwork PHOTO BY Jon Dawson / Creative Commons Summary Nicholas Rajkovich crisscrossed Cleveland on bicycle, tailed the entire time by what looked like a sideways glider rigged over his back wheel. As the urban planner pedaled, the contraption...

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Enabling energy efficiency in urban planning

CORDIS, European Commission © JaiFotomania, Shutterstock Summary A training network has enabled young Europeans to develop urban decision-making tools capable of minimising non-renewable energy use in cities. The EU-funded CI-NERGY project – which was trialled in the cities of Geneva...