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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Industry News

Major boost puts Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning LLC halfway to its target

UNEP: Modernizing district energy systems could reduce heating & cooling primary energy consumption by up to 50%

UK primary energy demand falls 7% in 2014

Update: NY Reforming Energy Vision (REV) plan

Coal-fired Mannheim Unit 9 operational ahead of official commissioning date

EU turns up the heat: finally, a policy push for heating and cooling (half our energy use)

Energy industry potential for “Joining Forces”

IDEA Activity

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

Empower announces trade exhibition alongside 6th IDEA International District Cooling Conference 2014 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel

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

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