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New Jersey County See Incentives, Savings with Energy Audit and Upgrades

Environment and Energy Leader Summary Ocean County, New Jersey, has received almost a million dollars in incentives, with more to come, for upgrading its energy systems; the county will also see nearly $400,000 in savings per year from its energy program by installing high tech, energy...


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Cornell Campus Sustainability Office Boasts One-Third Reduction in Emissions From 2008

The Cornell Daily Sun Summary The Campus Sustainability Office is showcasing Cornell’s one-third reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2008 and other marks of progress with this year’s annual report , made more interactive than ever with an elaborate design full of links, images and...


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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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Minnesota energy planning initiative helps colleges reach carbon-neutral goals

Energy News Network Summary While colleges and universities have been leaders in adopting clean electricity, many still face a daunting hurdle in becoming fully carbon neutral: Aging heating systems that rely on fossil fuels. The University of Minnesota at Morris, for example, already gets...


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Record Number of Microgrids Installed in US Last Year

Wood Mackenzie Summary 546 microgrids were installed in the United States during 2019, more than any previous year, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. Three organizations - PowerSecure, Enchanted Rock and The American Red Cross – installed a combined 67% of these projects. ...


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Select Committee Democrats Release 'Solving The Climate Crisis', A Congressional Roadmap For Ambitious Climate Action

House Select Committee on Climate Crisis Summary Plan Would Put Americans Back To Work, Save Lives, And Help the United States Reach Net Zero By 2050. On Tuesday, June 30, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chair Kathy Castor (D-FL), members of the House Select Committee on the Climate...


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Capstone Turbine to bring thermal energy storage to SUNY school in partnership with NY Power Authority

Proactive Summary Capstone Turbine Corporation has announced a partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Brenmiller Energy on a thermal energy project for Purchase college, a State University of New York (SUNY) institution. The project won a $1 million grant from the Israel...


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Tecogen Obtains 250kW Microgrid Order for New York Office Building

Yahoo! Finance Summary Tecogen Inc., a clean energy company providing ultra-efficient, clean, natural gas-powered on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, is pleased to announce an order for a 250 kW trigeneration system, consisting of two (2) microgrid-enabled InVerde e+ units and 200...


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A Unique Heat Storage Technology Gathers Steam

DOE Science News Source Summary Many processes that generate electricity also produce heat, a potent energy resource that often goes untapped everywhere from factories to vehicles to power plants. An innovative system currently being developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)...


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The Question: To Claim (or not to claim) the CHP Federal Tax Credit?

Power Engineering Summary The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 passed by Congress on February 9, 2018 included an extension through January 1, 2022 of the 10 percent federal tax credit for the owner of combined heat and power (CHP) plants, also known as cogeneration. The 10 percent tax credit...