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National Energy Technology Laboratory Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Pittsburgh

Summary The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory that produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges. NETL has a 100-year legacy of discovering safe, affordable ways to extract and use energy resources, from...

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2017 State of the Electric Utility Survey Report

Summary The results are in! For years, we’ve been told that the rise of alternative energy technologies would drastically change the way electric utilities do business, and Utility Dive’s latest survey confirms the transformation is in full swing. But while most in the sector agree that means...

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Saint Paul is on the Cutting Edge of Decarbonization

Jeff Harder, USGBC Summary O nce upon a time, coal was king in Saint Paul, Minnesota, creating steam that traveled through a network of underground pipes and tunnels to illuminate and heat downtown. The underlying infrastructure, known as a district energy system, had been around for a...


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New Hampshire needs net metering expansion

Tony Giunta, David Worthen and Cordell Johnston, NH Business Review Summary New Hampshire’s businesses and municipalities are continually searching for opportunities that can help them reduce their electricity costs, enhance revenues and become more energy independent. Net metering under...


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Behind the meter: Duquesne Light and Peoples duke it out over utility rates, regulators and more

Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Summary Last month, when California regulators decreed that every new house built in that state shall be topped with solar panels, David Fisfis took notice. “In theory, Duquesne Light would like to be in support of [something like] that,” said the utility...


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RMF Engineering Announces Leadership Transition

Press Release, RMF Engineering Baltimore - RMF Engineering announced today that Kenneth E. Pitz has been named President and CEO of the full-service engineering firm. Pitz will succeed Duane Pinnix , who will remain with the firm as a Principal and member of the Board of Directors. The...


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TECO Turns 40

Press Release, Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) On May 30, 1978, Thermal Energy Corp. (TECO) in Houston became the proud owner of the chilled-water and steam system serving buildings on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus. Now – in 2018 – TECO turns 40 , marking an important milestone in...


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Shaw Industries Further Reduces Carbon Footprint with Combined Heat & Power Plant at South Carolina Carpet Fiber Facility

Press Release, PRWeb DALTON, GA. AND COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has completed the construction of a cogeneration Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant at its Columbia, S.C. fiber production facility. The CHP, which began operating in May 2018, will reduce the plant...


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Villanova Gets $965K For Energy Use Reduction Project: Gov Wolf

Max Bennett, Radnor Patch Summary A project on Villanova University's campus to reduce the school's energy usage is getting funding boost, according to an announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf's office. Wolf's office announced nine new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority ...


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Pittsburgh Steps Up City-Scale Microgrid Initiative

Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Pittsburgh, which hopes to eventually develop a grid of microgrids, continues to evolve as a center of energy innovation with about 20 distributed energy, nanogrid and microgrid projects now emerging in the Pennsylvania city. “We identified promising...