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Biomass Group Studies Role in Clean Power Plan

Carl Weinschenk

Biomass, which provides about 2.5 percent of power in the U.S., is one of the technologies that the Obama Administration pointed to in the Clean Power Plan released on August 3. If and how the technology will be leveraged is unclear, however, and will be determined on a case by case basis, according to Bob Cleaves,   …Continue Reading


UK Demand Response Associations Merge

Linda Hardesty

The Association for Decentralised Energy and the UK Demand Response Association are merging. The merger seeks to create a strong singular voice for the UK’s decentralized energy sector. The merged organization will be known as the Association for Decentralised Energy. The Association for Decentralised Energy advocates an integrated approach to delivering energy locally, designed around   …Continue Reading


Trade Groups Publish Indoor Air Quality Document

Linda Hardesty

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is partnering with the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) to publish the Indoor Air Quality Practitioners Body of Knowledge. The two organizations have collaborated for the past 18 months to develop this document, which outlines the skills and knowledge a competent person should possess and be able to demonstrate   …Continue Reading


Advanced Energy Market Is Booming

Karen Henry

At nearly $1.3 trillion in estimated global revenue for 2014, the market for advanced energy products and services is as large as the apparel and fashion industry and almost four times the size of the semiconductor industry worldwide, according to a report produced by Navigant Research for Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). In the United States   …Continue Reading


Seven Organizations Join Demand Response Group

Karen Henry

Baltimore Gas & Electric, CPower, Tetra Tech, General Microgrids, Innovari, OhmConnect, and DVI have joined the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS), the national demand response (DR) and smart grid organization. ADS is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, that focuses on development and exchange of information among policymakers, utilities, technology companies and   …Continue Reading


Advanced Energy Management Alliance Wants Supreme Court to Reverse Demand Response Decision

Linda Hardesty

Several Advanced Energy Management Alliance (AEMA) members have joined the chorus of groups asking the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that jeopardizes the way demand response works in the United States. The case involves Order 745 issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Under Order 745, compensation in the   …Continue Reading


Proposed Energy Standard for Data Centers, Telecommunications Buildings Open for Comment

Karen Henry

ASHRAE is seeking comments on its proposed Standard 90.4P, Energy Standard for Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings. The standard would establish the minimum energy efficiency requirements of data centers and telecommunications buildings for design and construction and for creation of a plan for operation and maintenance, and for utilization of on-site or off-site renewable energy   …Continue Reading


Midwest Energy Groups Collaborate

Linda Hardesty

The Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) is collaborating with the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA). The groups say because of their common focus on energy efficiency, M-WERC’s industry roadmaps and technology research and MEEA’s insight in policy and programs across the Midwest and nationally, their partnership will deliver more to their respective members. MEEA is   …Continue Reading


SEFA Wants Standardized Solar Contracts

Karen Henry

The Solar Energy Finance Association (SEFA), an NGO dedicated to advancing the availability of public capital and expanding financing options for the solar energy industry, has launched new offerings. Chief among SEFA’s initiatives is the development and promotion of the use of standardized financing contracts by the solar industry. Standardized contracts will reduce the time   …Continue Reading


Microgrid Alliance Becomes Part of ADS

Linda Hardesty

Less than a year after its formation, The Microgrid Alliance (MGA) has become part of the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS). The Microgrid Alliance was established in early 2014 to bring together companies and individuals involved in or interested in the microgrid space so that they could exchange information and expertise, and   …Continue Reading


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