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 and Waste Heat to Power
DGA hosted a webinar along with the Institute for Industrial Efficiency (IIP), the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), on the role that industrial energy-efficiency can play in helping states comply with the upcoming Clean Power Plan. The webinar featured helpful tools for state policy makers as they look to developing …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.
Did you know that the U.S. industrial sector produced almost 30% of the country’s overall emissions in 2012? While there has been a lot attention and activity paid to reducing emissions from the power and transportation sectors, the industrial sector has generally been overlooked. Jennifer Kefer, vice-president of DGA sat down with Energy Intelligence magazine …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.
The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency submitted comments to the Department of State commending the Department for recognizing the benefits of combined heat and power in its Sixth Climate Action Report. As the report recognizes, CHP and waste heat to power can dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions, while simultaneously creating jobs and increasing manufacturing competitiveness. The …continue reading.