By: Jennifer Kefer, Vice President of David Gardiner and Associates and Executive Director of the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency President Trump has vowed to make American companies and manufacturing stronger and more competitive. However, on March 28, the President signed an executive order, “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth,” beginning the process of rolling back …continue reading.
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In the early stages of the Trump administration, DGA has identified these top five emerging climate and sustainability trends which we will be watching in 2017. The Manufacturing Sector: Clean Energy and Competitiveness As President Trump calls for making America’s manufacturing more competitive, clean energy represents a significant opportunity to do just that. The Alliance for …continue reading.
David Gardiner & Associates has been featured as the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council Member of the Month for October. The article highlights a new report by the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency (a project of DGA), which finds that Virginia could reduce carbon emissions by over 2.5 million tons annually by 2030 from industrial energy efficiency. You can read the full feature here.
The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency, a project of DGA, released an exciting new report that ranks states on their potential for industrial energy efficiency and CHP/WHP to reduce carbon emissions. The report – State Ranking of Potential Carbon Dioxide Emission Reductions through Industrial Energy Efficiency – demonstrates that states could help the industrial sector seize …continue reading.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) provides a tremendous opportunity for states to save electricity, increase manufacturing competitiveness, and reduce emissions. This July 2015 report, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) as a Compliance Option under the Clean Power Plan: A Template and Policy Options for State Regulators, is a key tool to guide to states as they …continue reading.
Today, the Alliance urged the Tennessee Valley Authority to include measures to increase deployment of combined heat and power and waste heat to power in its 2015 Integrated Resource Plan, which establishes TVA’s power generation strategy. TVA’s stated goal is to establish a “cleaner and more secure energy future, relying more on nuclear power and …continue reading.
Today, the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency submitted a letter of interest to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) highlighting shortcomings in and suggesting changes to the Public Service Company of Colorado’s (PSCo’s) recycled energy incentive. The incentive is designed to encourage recycled energy (i.e., waste heat to power) projects in the state; however, as written, …continue reading.
The Alliance submitted detailed feedback to EPA on the design of its anticipated 111(d) rule, a program to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. Our letter highlights the carbon benefits of CHP and waste heat to power, demonstrates that these technologies are cost effective and adequately demonstrated, and profiles actions that states and utilities …continue reading.
Yesterday, the Alliance filed a letter before the Iowa Utilities Board supporting a proposed rider by MidAmerican Energy on standby rates imposed by the utility on distributed generators, including those providing combined heat and power (CHP). While standby rates are needed to allow utilities to recover costs they incur to provide supplemental, backup and maintenance …continue reading.
Alliance’s Kefer highlights benefits of CHP and WHP in testimony to EPA on GHG regs for existing power plants
Today, Alliance Program Manager, Jennifer Kefer, testified at one of 11 public listening sessions EPA is holding to solicit suggestions for its forthcoming greenhouse gas regulations for existing power plants (“The 111(d) Rule”). Her comments emphasized CHP and waste heat to power’s (WHP’s) substantial environmental and economic benefits and urged EPA to adopt a system-wide …continue reading.