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States Would Set Rules Under Trump Emissions Plan

Darrel Proctor, Power Magazine Summary A report from POLITICO says the Trump administration’s rollback of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP) would give individual states more leeway to set their own rules governing emissions from power plants. POLITICO, which covers politics and policy both...


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Pruitt declares that burning wood is carbon neutral

Miranda Green, The Hill © Getty Images Summary The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared Monday that burning trees is carbon neutral. The announcement, made by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during a meeting with Georgia forestry leaders, signals an administrative...


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IDEA Members Recognized as Leaders in Renewable Energy by the EPA

United States Environmental Protection Agency Summary EPA presented the 2017 Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) on Monday, October 23 during the Renewable Energy Markets Conference , (October 22-24, 2017 in New York City). The...


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LEED Certification With a Focus on CHP

Speakers Susan Wickwire, US EPA CHP Partnership Program #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #CHP #LEED #USEPA

5A.3_Wickwire.pdf


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Emissions from Integrated Renewable-CHP Systems

Summary Benefits of CHP to critical infrastructure (CI) facilities, particularly during natural disasters, have been well documented. These benefits are further enhanced in a district energy or microgrid network where renewables, such as solar photovoltaics, can increase reliability of the...

5C.1_Naik-Dhungel.pdf


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Building Energy Efficiency Standards: Implications for District Energy

Summary A variety of standards and guidelines exist to rate the energy efficiency of buildings. In addition to the ubiquitous LEED standards, there is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Portfolio Manager and two ASHRAE standards moving ahead (Standard 189.1, for High-Performance Green...

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Clean Power Plan: Compliance Pathways

Summary EPA is currently in the process of revising the draft Clean Power Plan and the final Plan is expected in mid-summer 2015. The Clean Power Plan will regulate carbon emission from existing power plants for each state. This rule will change the generation mix, emissions profile and costs...

6C.2_Peters.pdf


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Clean Power Plan: Implications for District Energy

Summary The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in existing power plants through section 111 (d) of the Clean Air Act. This presentation will provide an overview of these “Clean Power Plan” regulations, describe the implications for the...

6C.3_Spurr.pdf

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EPA Guide on How Local Governments Can Consider CHP As Part of a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program

Summary Purpose: discuss how local governments can consider combined heat and power (CHP) as part of a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction program Design focus: policy makers and program implementers interested in cost-effective climate and energy strategies Audience: mayors, city...

5A.2_Naik-Dhungel.pdf


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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall 2 percent in 2016, led by power industry: EPA

Valerie Volcovici, Reuters Summary WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas emissions from America’s largest industrial facilities fell 2 percent in 2016 to 2.99 billion tonnes, led by a large cut from the power sector, according to data published on Thursday by the Environmental Protection...