DE & CHP: Smart Tools in a 111(d) Toolbox

This IDEA white paper describes how District Energy/CHP systems can cost-effectively cut emissions, strengthen grid and support state compliance plans with 111(d).

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District energy/CHP eligible for DOE Loan Program

DOE has initiated the process to increase Title XVII loan guarantees by $1 billion & to include eligibility for  district energy & CHP system projects.

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IDEA signs multinational DE/CHP cooperation MOU

IDEA has signed an unprecedented MOU with China District Heating Assoc., Euroheat & Power, Korea District Heating & Cooling Assoc., & Mongolian Ministry of Energy.

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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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IDEA releases letter on bill to weaken PURPA

IDEA opposes S.1037,which would eliminate requirements for utilities to purchase power from qualifying facilities under PURPA.

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NY Prize awards $100,000 each to 83 communities

Gov. Cuomo has announced NY Prize awards of approximately $100,000 each to 83 communities across the state to support innovative microgrid projects.

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Community Microgrids Guide — FREE download

This new authoritative guide for mayors and city leaders explains why CA, MA and NY offer substantial incentives to develop microgrids, and much more.

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Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act Reintroduced

Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act would give renewable energy projects access to a tax advantage currently available only to oil, gas, and coal projects.

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EPA Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants

On Aug. 3, 2015, President Obama and EPA announced the Clean Power Plan - a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants.

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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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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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IDEA supports UN's District Energy in Cities Initiative

The UN's District Energy in Cities Initiative's SE4ALL District Energy accelerator can play a critical role in addressing climate change," said IDEA's Rob Thornton.

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Industry News

Award Winning CHP System Serves Texas Medical Center

IDEA Signs MOU for Enhancing International Collaboration on District Heating & Cooling and CHP

District energy/CHP eligible for DOE Loan Guarantee Program

First operational OTEC plant connected to grid in Hawaii

Flagship project of the Energiewende—Stadtwerke Kiel, Kraftanlagen München and GE are building the most flexible large-scale power plant in Germany

Emicool plans capacity expansion to 500,000 TR by 2020

Are you better off under the Clean Power Plan than you were 14 months ago?

IDEA Activity

District Energy magazine 3rd-quarter issue published–free access

International District Energy Association presents System of the Year Award to Boston-Cambridge District Energy System

International District Energy Association Reports Strong Growth in District Energy

IDEA addresses the 18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO & Policy Forum

IDEA releases letter on Senate bill that would weaken PURPA


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