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Santa Barbara Unified School District approves large portfolio of solar microgrid projects

Solar Power World Summary In a big win for clean local energy and resilience in the Santa Barbara region, the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) Board unanimously voted last week to proceed with Solar Microgrid projects throughout the District, along with additional standalone...


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Pritzker Pushing for 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

Wand 17 Summary Gov. JB Pritzker has rolled out a plan to make the state of Illinois rely on 100% renewable energy by 2050. The plan states eight different principles, or steps, on how the state plans to accomplish this goal. Some of the principles include electrifying the transportation...


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Department of Energy Announces $80 Million for Innovative Building Technologies and Practices

Energy.Gov Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This funding opportunity will provide up to $80 million for projects that enhance energy...


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ENGIE begins 25-year district energy services delivery in London

PBC Today Summary The 25-year contract will see ENGIE manage the operation and maintenance for the energy centre and pipe distribution network and also the provision of full customer metering and billing services. ENGIE has a capacity of over 2.5 MW of heat and 1.5 MW of cooling and...


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Empower starts Mirdif district cooling plant ops

Trade Arabia Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has announced the commissioning of its new advanced district cooling plant at Mirdif in Dubai aimed at providing better services to the residents of Ghoroob community with the efficient and environmentally friendly...


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Committee votes to advance University Park chiller plant proposal

Penn State Summary The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee of Finance, Business and Capital Planning voted today (Sept. 17) to recommend a plan to expand the West Campus Chiller Plant at the University Park campus. The proposal goes to the full board for its consideration on Sept. 18. ...


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US Government re-establishes Arctic Energy Office

Energy Live News Summary The US Government has announced the re-establishment of the Arctic Energy Office (AEO) located on the campus of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The AEO will drive co-ordination and collaboration on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) activities in the...


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Campus Group Wins NSF Support for National Energy Workshops

University of Massachusetts Amherst Summary Five researchers from campus have been selected to receive a one-year, $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s “ 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments ” series to conduct a series of national workshops to identify research...


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Empower Provides District Cooling Services To ‘Ain Dubai’, the World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel

Albawaba Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has connected the world’s tallest observation wheel, ‘Ain Dubai’ to its district cooling network. ‘Ain Dubai’ stands at the Bluewaters Island on...


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Metropolis DE Utility Partner RFEOI

Metropolis DE Utility Partner RFEOI (Burnaby, BC, Canada) Ivanhoe Cambridge invites qualified parties to respond to a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) for a District Energy Utility Partner for their Metropolis at Metrotown development in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. ...

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