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STARS Gold hat trick for UVic sustainability

University of Victoria News Summary UVic has earned a Gold rating for the third time since 2014 with the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), a self-reporting framework for colleges and universities administered by the Association for the Advancement of...


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Richmond’s district energy system wins another award

Richmond News Summary The City of Richmond’s district energy system has received its second award for its environmentally friendly heating and cooling technology. Richmond was announced the recipient of the 2020 Canadian Energy Globe National Award for its Central at Garden City expansion...


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House Energy and climate division considers a new District Energy-Xcel agreement

Southernminn.com Summary When emerald ash borers were found in St. Paul in 2009, experts warned an infestation could be afoot, and it would best be contained by the swift removal of infected trees. As the infestation accelerated, trees started coming down and the process continues 11 years...


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Vicinity Energy Acquires District Energy System Serving West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV

Yahoo! Finance Summary Vicinity Energy announced today that it has acquired Morgantown Energy Associates, the district energy system serving West Virginia University ( WVU ) in Morgantown, West Virginia , from an investment affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global, L.L.C. This...


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Coronavirus: Investing in green recovery could create 1.6 million new jobs

Yahoo! News Summary Investing in green recovery is the “best way” to boost the UK economy after the coronavirus pandemic, and could create 1.6 million new jobs, a new report has found. Think tank IPPR is urging the government to invest in a jobs-led recovery plan focused on helping the UK...


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The Opportunity to Revolutionize Heating Has Already Arrived

Edie Summary In the immediacy of a global pandemic it's sobering to reflect that it is climate change that remains the foremost challenge humanity faces and Thursday's chastening Progress Report to Parliament published by the Committee on Climate Change is a timely reminder to all of us...


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Green and Resilient go Hand in Hand in District Energy

Balkan Green Energy News Summary IN MOST COUNTRIES WHERE EBRD IS ACTIVE, THE PANDEMIC STRUCK WHEN THE WINTER WAS ENDING, SO THE CONSEQUENCES COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE. EXPERTS SAY GREEN AND RESILIENT IN DISTRICT ENERGY ARE NOT CONFLICTING OPTIONS AND THAT FOCUSING ON EFFICIENCY ALONE...


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New Grand Rapids Steam Plant Owner Eyes Expansion Amid Downtown Growth

MiBiz Summary Since the late 1800s, downtown Grand Rapids has been equipped with a network of pipes that heat buildings with steam generated from a series of boilers across from Van Andel Arena. Known as district energy, the concept is seeing a revitalization as a clean energy tool,...


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Denmark vows to create world’s first ‘energy islands’

energy Live News Summary The Danish Parliament has agreed to create what it claims to be ‘world’s first energy islands’. The two offshore wind energy islands will be located in the North Sea and Baltic Sea and could help increase Europe’s share of renewable energy. The energy islands...


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Vicinity Energy Acquires Central Energy Plant Serving Historic Watergate Complex in Washington D.C.

Yahoo! Finance Summary Vicinity Energy announced today that it has acquired the district energy system serving the historic Watergate Complex in Washington D.C. and taken over operations as of February 1st 2020. The acquisition is the first for the company under its new ownership, making...