Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum,
Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

VIDEO: NYC--a city shaped by steam

New York Times "Living City" video explores the scale, efficiency and importance to Manhattan of the Con Edison District Steam System. Click to view.

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District heating: a hot idea whose time has come

London's Pimlico District Heating Undertaking (PDHU) has provided heating and hot water to 3,256 homes, 50 commercial premises and 3 schools since 1950.

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Princeton Univ. microgrid: resilient & efficient

Since Hurricane Sandy, Princeton University's efficient microgrid has become a national example of how to keep the power running when disaster strikes. 

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USGBC: How green is your microgrid?

The Princeton University microgrid is connected to a 5MW PV array located southeast of campus in West Windsor Township, New Jersey. 

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Ontario announces CHPSOP 2.0

Ontario Power Authority CHPSOP 2.0 program will support gas-fired CHP facilities up to 20 MW that qualify as District Energy or Agricultural Industry Projects.

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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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Montpelier VT Heating on Wood

"Downtown Montpelier will be spending less on heat then they were before, because this plant is so efficient," said City Manager Bill Fraser.

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Boston microgrids vs. utility franchise rights

Contrary to popular belief, utility franchise rights aren't a big obstruction to microgrids in Massachusetts, says Harvard Law School study.

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UN: St. Paul District Energy a global leader

District Energy St. Paul was recognized as an industry leader in a recent report on the potential of "District Energy in Cities" by the U.N. Environment Program.

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District Cooling is the way forward.

Jasim Thabet: "It's not only about having strong contracts...it's also about having the moral obligation to support District Cooling and to apply it wherever it makes sense."

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Community Energy Guidebooks: U.S. & Canada

FREE download: New IDEA pubs provide guidance on local district energy project development process in U.S. & Canada, in a form accessible to lay readers.

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District energy: coming to a community near you

District energy soon could spread from colleges & downtowns to a corporate campus near you. In Guelph, Ontario, it's already happening.

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IDEA International District Cooling Conference to shed light on global challenges facing global district cooling industry

Water is a growing business problem; but many companies haven’t noticed

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6th International District Cooling Conference 2014: UAE ranks high in global district cooling infrastructure

Under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Empower to host IDEA’s 6th International District Cooling Conference

IDEA districtCOOLING 2014 conference to be held in Dubai, Dec. 14-16

International District Energy Association Supports the District Energy in Cities Initiative Announced at UN Climate Summit

IDEA evolvingENERGY conference meeting in Toronto, Oct. 28-30; program online

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