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"Earth Source Heat" to warm Cornell campus

Cornell to drill well pair 2 miles deep to tap heat from basement rock and circulate the heated water in a closed loop to supply district heat to the campus in demo project.

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Minn. to cut CO2 by 80% & strengthen its economy

Minnesota's new Climate Action Plan describes how the state can achieve its goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% while strengthening its economy.

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Coal use by U.S. colleges declined by 64% since 2008

Coal consumption by colleges and universities in the United States has declined from 2 million short tons in 2008 to 700,000 short tons in 2015.

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Best practices in operator training pays off

IDEA member systems explain in detail how investing in operator training pays big dividends in enhanced operating efficiency and employee retention.

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Electric utilities leveraging district energy systems

Florida Public Utilities Co. partnering with Rayonier Performance Fiber on Eight Flags CHP project... to begin commercial operations later this year.

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Award-winning German CHP plant 85% efficient

By the numbers: New gas-fired, single-shaft combined-cycle CHP Fortuna Unit of Düsseldorf's Lausward power plant: 603.8 MWe, 300MWth, 85% energy efficient.

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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.

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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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How do colleges avoid grid 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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NY Prize Stage 2 Request for Proposals due 10/12/16

NYSERDA RFP 3044 active: "NY Prize Community Grid Competition - Stage 2: Detailed Engineering Design, Financial and Business Plan Assessment Proposals."

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Duke Energy CHP plant to cut Duke Univ. emissions

Duke Energy is planning a $55 million CHP plant at Duke University that is projected to cut carbon emissions for the university's operations by 25%.

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IDEA & MRC merge to promote microgrids

Merger integrates MRC's regulatory and policy expertise with the operational expertise of IDEA members to accelerate microgrid deployment in North America.

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Advanced Microgrid Solutions selected by SCE for groundbreaking clean energy project in Southern California

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Laurentian University launches $60.7 million capital program focusing on construction and CHP

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University of British Columbia wins 2016 IDEA Innovation Award

Richmond BC’s Alexandra District Energy Utility awarded highest honor from IDEA

Empower CEO re-elected to IDEA board

District energy seen as tool in energy transition

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