Renewable Energy

Embracing Energy Change at IDEA 2016

by Josh Foerschler June 6, 2016

I’m headed to St. Paul, Minnesota, June 20-23 for the 107th Annual International District Energy Association (IDEA) Conference & Trade Show to explore emerging technologies, to innovative policies and to connect with global leaders advancing a new energy paradigm for cities, communities and campuses across the globe. With this year’s focus on “Embracing Change,” IDEA […]

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Preparing for Environmental Compliance at EUEC 2016

by Block Andrews March 4, 2016

Each year thousands of people flock to the Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC), the nation’s largest and longest-running professional and educational event focused on energy, utilities, renewables and the environment — and this year was no different. With more than 2,000 attendees, 400 speakers and 200 exhibits, EUEC 2016 was the place to be […]

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NEM 2.0: What It Means for Rooftop Solar in California

by Robert Healy February 4, 2016

California regulators have once again signaled they are serious about encouraging consumers to install more rooftop solar units throughout the state. In a 3-2 decision Jan. 28, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted in favor of the Net Energy Metering rule — also known as NEM 2.0 — to preserve a previous retail net […]

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Batteries Lead Charge for California Energy Storage Mandate

by Mike Beehler December 7, 2015

While renewable energy sources have grabbed the spotlight, another crucial element in the development of a more sustainable electricity grid — large-scale energy storage — is demanding more attention. In the past, the lack of energy storage options has been a speedbump in the grid’s evolution. But technology is making a difference — as are […]

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Integrating Combined Heat and Power into High-Rise Buildings

by Michael Dempsey June 9, 2015

Will a combined heat and power (CHP) unit work in your building? It’s worth the consideration. Typically, a high-rise building gets its electricity from a large utility power plant, supplemented by boilers to provide heat and chillers for cooling. CHP is a cogeneration system, where two forms of energy — electricity and heat — are […]

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Rebalancing Electric Delivery: Cost, Reliability and Environmental Impact

by Block Andrews May 5, 2015

Electric utilities must face potential market changers. No matter our point of view on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, there is no doubt the current political administration, energy markets and financial community like energy sources with lower carbon emissions and particularly those sources that don’t require intensive capital expenditures. The mandate to […]

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