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As 100% renewables mandate nears, Puerto Rico sees new microgrid initiative, resilience focus

Julia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive Summary When considering the future energy mix of Puerto Rico, worsening hurricane seasons and high levels of poverty in the territory are top of mind for energy experts. Distributed generation is critical to boosting energy resilience on the island, participants...


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Combined Heat and Power: A Sleeping Giant May Be Waking

Kennedy Maize, Power Engineering Summary One of the oldest energy efficiency ideas—combined heat and power—is prospering in the U.S. and looks promising elsewhere as the world searches for low-cost energy by increasing efficiency while lowering carbon dioxide emissions. Last November,...


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MRC Submits Reply Comments in Hawaii Microgrid Docket

On March 11, 2019, the MRC submitted a supplemental reply brief to the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii in the proceeding to investigate establishment of a microgrid services tariff. The MRC submitted an independent reply as well as a Joint Reply Brief with several other...

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Critical Mass

Ron Kotrba, Biomass Magazine Summary The small but growing U.S. market for semi-dry wood chips finds its home in niche applications in the Northeast. “It’s not for everyone,” says Charles Levesque, a founding partner with Innovative Wood Fuels LLC. “Semi-dry wood chips are perfect for...


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ACEEE research claims Florida could gain 135,000 jobs through more energy efficient policies

Chris Galford, Daily Energy Insider Summary According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Florida could stand to gain an additional 135,000 jobs by embracing five new energy policies. Photo: © Shutterstock In 2017, Florida ranked fourth in the nation for...


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Legislative Update from the Microgrid Resources Coalition

Session: Microgrid Workshop Speakers Baird Brown, eco(n)law #ConferenceProceeding #CampusEnergyConference #2019 #Microgrids #MRC #eco(n)law #PolicyandRegulation #Workshop

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Representative Sean Casten speaks on Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

Click Here to Watch Representative Sean Casten's Speech U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) spoke before the U.S. House of Representatives during Morning Hour on Thursday, February 14, 2019. In his speech, Representative Casten addresses the need to start talking about climate change...


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Brownfields Redevelopment Receives Boost Under the BUILD Act

Amy P. Wang, The National Law Review Summary Redevelopment of environmentally-damaged property has seen steady growth in North Carolina and nationwide. The attraction to dense, urban communities offering work/live/play opportunities and away from suburban living has provided profitable...


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IDEA, Enwave and Quest submit joint letter to Environment and Climate Change Canada

On February 11, 2019, IDEA, Enwave and Quest submitted a joint letter recommending that thermal energy output from district energy systems should be treated as a covered sector under the Federal Government’s Output Based Pricing System (OBPS) to the Environmental Protection Branch of Environment...

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City leaders representing 20 million people sign clean air plan

Johnny Bairstow, Energy Live News Summary City leaders representing 20 million people have signed up to what they claim is the world’s most ambitious clean air plan . The National Clean Air Summit, held at the Tate Modern earlier today, saw mayors and representatives from Newcastle, London...