Video explains: "What Is a Microgrid?"

Members of the Microgrid Resources Coalition explain the key functions of a microgrid and how it can operate in parallel with the main power grid or in isolation mode.

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How are colleges avoiding storm blackouts? Microgrids.

Wendy Koch reports in National Geographic on how tech-savvy universities are leading the way with innovative ideas to make their campuses energy independent.

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States’ Reactions to EPA GHG Emissions Standards

A comprehensive guide to state activities related to the EPA Clean Power Plan by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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Video: What is the Microgrid Resources Coalition?

The MRC is a consortium of leading microgrid owners, operators, developers, suppliers and investors whose purpose is to advance microgrids as energy resources.

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Supreme Court rules for demand response & FERC

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of allowing demand response, siding with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) over EPSA.

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VIDEO: Reliable Natural Gas & Markham District Energy

How Markham District Energy provides heating, cooling & electricity to the community of Markham, Ontario, with unrivaled reliability from natural gas.

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IDEA System of the Year for 2016: Will it be yours?

IDEA System of The Year Award: the highest honor IDEA can confer on a district energy system. Enter yours in the 2016 competition. DEADLINE: April 29, 2016

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The growing role of cities in fighting climate change

COP21 speakers discussed city-level action to reduce CO2 emissions by improving building efficiency and shifting to renewable, energy efficient district energy.

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IDEA comments: EPA's EGU GHG Model Trading Rules

IDEA comments on Federal Plan Requirements & Model Trading Rules for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing electric utility generating units (EGU).

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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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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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Cities will help activate Paris climate agreement

Kansas City, MO, Mayor Sly James (I) and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (D) report on the key role of cities to reduce CO2 revealed at COP21 in Paris.

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Video: What is a microgrid?

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New York and Beyond: Advancing Microgrids with Lessons Learned in New York: “Industry Peers Chart a Course to Advance Microgrids”

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