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Ontario Climate Change Discussion

Ontario Climate Change Discussion Paper: Will a forthcoming carbon tax penalize CHP thermal energy producers that actually reduce net GHG emissions?

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10 Reasons for CHP in State Clean Power Plans

PEW Charitable Trusts Clean Energy Initiative Report:  10 reasons why states should include CHP in their clean power planning process.

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Microgrid systems that raise the bar

Select microgrid case study presentations from IDEA Conference Proceedings explore their planning, design, construction, financing and operation.

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Tufts to build new, efficient Central Energy Plant

Tufts University has authorized construction of a new, efficient Central Energy Plant on its Medford, Mass., campus. Completion is scheduled for 2016.

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NY PUC adopts Reforming Energy Vision (REV) plan

The N.Y. PUC has issued an Order adopting regulatory policy framework & implementation plan for REV to modernize the state's energy grid.

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IDEA comments on Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act

IDEA applauds EPA for its systems approach in Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act that would allow & encourage States to include CHP as a compliance measure.

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“Joining Forces”—Careers for Veterans Program

JOINING FORCES: The International District Energy Association (IDEA) urges our member companies and institutions to support this important initiative.

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University of Iowa proposes $75M west-side power plant

The University of Iowa is seeking to construct a new steam production power plant on the west side of campus within the next four years in anticipation of campus growth.

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European City Leaders sign Climate Pledge

A week after a noxious smog descended on the French capital Paris, European mayors gathered there to discuss climate change and investing in emissions reduction.

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VIDEO: District energy key to sustainable UW

VIDEO: The natural gas-fired CHP facility at the University of Washington is enabling a clean, sustainable energy future "Serving today, preserving tomorrow."

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IDEA conference revealed glimpses of energy future

IDEA'S 28th Annual Campus Energy Conference in Denver addressed microgrids, water use, creative & expanded use of combined heat and power (CHP) and more.

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IDEA supports UN's District Energy in Cities Initiative

"Through SE4ALL, the District Energy in Cities Initiative can play a critical role in addressing climate change," said Rob Thornton, IDEA President & CEO.

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Industry News

UK’s Ofgem issues Renewables Obligation guidance for generators

City of Vancouver will require new downtown buildings to hook up to district energy plant

Cap and trade system to limit greenhouse gas pollution in Ontario

Rice Creek Commons poised to include largest net-zero energy redevelopment in Minnesota

Leading mayors launch International Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

White House Executive Order on Sustainability includes geothermal heat pumps

Empower’s 2nd Business Bay district cooling facility the first in the region to achieve LEED Gold certification

IDEA Activity

IDEA request for modification of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2015 (Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings)

Clean Energy Sector Commitment to “Joining Forces”—Careers for Veterans Program

IDEA comments on Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act

DECC publishes UK Energy Investment Report

Prominent district cooling professionals visit Empower’s state-of-the-art Command and Control Centre at the end of IDEA International District Cooling Conference

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