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Tremendous Opportunity for Increasing CHP Uptake in Midwest

November 15, 2013 in Efficiency Author: Amanda Bilek

The heading for this blog post was the key take-away message from a meeting co-hosted by GPI and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) October 21 and 22 in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting, Catalyzing Midwestern Initiatives to Accelerate Combined Heat and Power and Waste Heat to Power aimed to bring together national and state-based non-profit organizations, equipment manufacturers, developers and industry associations and government and technical service providers to facilitate networking and align interests for advancing combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP) in Midwestern states.   Continue reading »

Diverse Group of North Dakotans to Study Legacy Fund

November 15, 2013 in News & Press

Press Release GraphicBISMARCK – A diverse group of North Dakota public, private, community and nonprofit leaders and citizens are taking part in a Legacy Fund project aimed at developing a consensus vision and recommendations for future use of the state’s growing Legacy Fund.

Convened by the Great Plains Institute, the 25-­‐member group will meet over the next several months to form their recommendations in advance of the 2015 legislative session. Community forums will be held around the state to gather input on the group’s ideas.

“The principal of the Legacy Fund could reach tens of billions of dollars by 2030 and we have the opportunity now to have a serious policy dialogue about how best to position the Legacy Fund to create the framework for leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come,” said GPI policy director Brad Crabtree.

Established in 2010 by North Dakota voters through a legislatively-­‐referred constitutional initiated measure, North Dakota’s Legacy Fund currently stands at $1.5 billion and has been projected to reach $6 billion by 2017, when Fund returns first become available for expenditure. Thirty-­‐percent of oil and gas tax revenue is deposited into the Fund.

“Through this project, North Dakota citizens will have both the opportunity and the means to chart a compelling vision for their future,” said GPI consultant and project co-­‐director Patrice Lahlum.

The group will produce a consensus white paper as a work product prior to the next legislative session that will encompass principles, strategies and priorities for the Legacy Fund.

The Northwest Area Foundation provided grant funding to support the project. A full listing of project participants can be found on the Great Plains Institute website at www.betterenergy.org.

Fact sheet: Ohio Combined Heat and Power

October 23, 2013 in Reports & Whitepapers

There is tremendous opportunity to increase the implementation of combined heat and power (CHP) systems in many Midwestern states. This fact sheet summarizes current and technical potential of CHP implementation in Ohio. The fact sheet also gives an overview of the current CHP policy environment and documents the number of industrial facilities that will be impacted by EPA air quality regulations. 

 

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Fact sheet: Wisconsin Combined Heat and Power

October 23, 2013 in Reports & Whitepapers

There is tremendous opportunity to increase the implementation of combined heat and power (CHP) systems in many Midwestern states. This fact sheet summarizes current and technical potential of CHP implementation in Wisconsin. The fact sheet also gives an overview of the current CHP policy environment and documents the number of industrial facilities that will be impacted by EPA air quality regulations. 

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Fact sheet: Minnesota Combined Heat and Power

October 23, 2013 in Efficiency

There is tremendous opportunity to increase the implementation of combined heat and power (CHP) systems in many Midwestern states. This fact sheet summarizes current and technical potential of CHP implementation in Minnesota. The fact sheet also gives an overview of the current CHP policy environment and documents the number of industrial facilities that will be impacted by EPA air quality regulations.

 

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Fact sheet: Iowa Combined Heat and Power

October 23, 2013 in Reports & Whitepapers

There is tremendous opportunity to increase the implementation of combined heat and power (CHP) systems in many Midwestern states. This fact sheet summarizes current and technical potential of CHP implementation in Iowa. The fact sheet also gives an overview of the current CHP policy environment and documents the number of industrial facilities that will be impacted by EPA air quality regulations. 

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Fact sheet: Michigan Combined Heat and Power

October 23, 2013 in Efficiency

There is tremendous opportunity to increase the implementation of combined heat and power (CHP) systems in many Midwestern states. This fact sheet summarizes current and technical potential of CHP implementation in Michigan. The fact sheet also gives an overview of the current CHP policy environment and documents the number of industrial facilities that will be impacted by EPA air quality regulations.

 

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Fact sheet: Indiana Combined Heat and Power

October 23, 2013 in Reports & Whitepapers

There is tremendous opportunity to increase the implementation of combined heat and power (CHP) systems in many Midwestern states. This fact sheet summarizes current and technical potential of CHP implementation in Indiana. The fact sheet also gives an overview of the current CHP policy environment and documents the number of industrial facilities that will be impacted by EPA air quality regulations. 

 

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