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Holland: Pioneering Sustainable District Heating Innovations

July 2, 2014 by Silvio Marcacci

Sustainable District Heating

District heating isn’t a new concept. Using heat from one resource to meet demand among a centralized group of consumers has long been in use, primarily through combined heat and power from natural gas. But communities are turning to sustainable sources for their heating demands.[read more]

Can Green Gas Solve Renewable Energy's Intermittency Challenge?

June 16, 2014 by Silvio Marcacci
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Green Gas and Intermittency

Albert van der Molen recently faced a quandary. As Innovation Leader for Stedin, the third-largest grid operator in the Netherlands, his job includes improving electricity and natural gas delivery while expanding the utility’s use of renewable energy.[read more]

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Will Utilities Heed The Grid Defection Alarm?

May 21, 2014 by Silvio Marcacci
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Utilities and Grid Defection

Defections happen when economic and political situations make the risk of leaving one system behind for another worthwhile: Think East Germany to Western Europe during the Cold War, or Cuba to America in today’s era of baseball.[read more]

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One Weird Trick To Power Your City with 100% Renewable Energy

April 22, 2014 by Silvio Marcacci
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Renewables Growth

There’s strength in numbers, but what if that axiom was key to empowering entire cities to shift to renewables? It may sound like a weird trick, but bundling together power demand from thousands of utility customers into one large pool – aggregation – is doing just that in cities across the US.[read more]