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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...


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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...


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Solar District Cup

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


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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...


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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...

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The Role of Environmental Attributes from CHP & Carbon Reduction Projects on a College Campus

Summary A college campus can be uniquely positioned to meet sustainability goals while also generating a source of revenue from carbon reduction and on-site clean energy projects that qualify to generate environmental attributes. As trustees, students and faculty push for increasingly...


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Integrating Solar Thermal and Biogas into an Innovative District Energy System Replacement

Summary UC Davis is designing a complete central heating and cooling plant replacement for their primate center campus, converting from steam to hot water and integrating a new solar thermal installation with 300 collectors via a water source heat pump plant with thermal storage. New boilers...


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Tools and Concepts for Wastewater Heat Recovery

Summary Wastewater heat recovery has gained interest as a viable renewable energy source as cities aim to reduce their carbon footprints. Wastewater is an abundant source of energy in urban areas, and can be utilized at a wide range of scales. This presentation will discuss ways for cities,...