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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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Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr named as top colleges for renewable energy use in U.S.

The Philadelphia Inquirer Summary Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr are among the top colleges in the United States in embracing renewable energy, according to a report by PennEnvironment. Both schools get all of their electricity through renewable sources, largely by purchasing...


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In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S.

New York Times Summary The coronavirus has pushed the coal industry to once-unthinkable lows, and the consequences for climate change are big. The United States is on track to produce more electricity this year from renewable power than from coal for the first time on record, new...


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Industry Body Appoints New Directors to its Board

Grampian Online Summary Industry body Scottish Renewables has appointed seven new directors to its board. An election for the posts saw 20 eligible candidates enter the ballot, with a record turnout of 65 per cent of the organisation’s 260 member companies voting. Along with the high...


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Managing Operations While Transitioning to Carbon Neutrality

Summary Cornell University explores the complex operating environment and the decisions necessary to operate its district utility systems in both an economic and sustainable manner. Discussions in this talk will include: why is it important set a price on carbon, and how can it be done; what...

6E.3_LaPenna_Quist.pdf


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Flexible Grid-Integration with District Energy - What Are the Barriers?

Summary When district energy’s flexible integration with the electricity grid can integrate renewables, reduce costs and make the system more resilient, why is it not always happening? In this study, six experts + plant managers at ten US campuses share knowledge on barriers for flexible...

6E.2_Sneum.pdf


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Solar District Cup

Track: Poster Presenter Joseph Simon, National Renewable Energy Laboratory #ConferenceProceeding #Poster #CampusEnergyConference #2020 #NREL #RenewableEnergy #SolarThermal

Poster_8_Lowder.pdf


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Integrating Renewables with a CHP Microgrid

Summary Typical steps for analysis of buildings to potentially be included in a microgrid project for improving resiliency and efficiency: thermal/electrical energy consumption ratio (current and anticipated), type/age of existing equipment, connection feasibility of multiple buildings to...

6B.1_Thomas.pdf


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Renewable energy for heating and cooling

Eurostat Summary In 2018, renewable energy accounted for 21% of the total energy used for heating and cooling in the European Union (EU). This share has increased steadily since the beginning of the data collection in 2004, when the share was 12%. Increases in industry, services and...