The Sierra Club is seeking evidence that the university fully considered renewable alternatives before natural gas.
Minnesota takes the lead with reforms advocates say will bolster the case for combined heat and power plants.
One of the most progressive measures in a bill to modernize Virginia’s grid relies on some of the oldest electrical technology around – harkening back to Thomas Edison’s very first power plant.
Acknowledging that a new fossil-fuel powered plant may have little environmental upside, Duke University officials say they are not committed to the $55 million project they announced in May, even if state regulators give it the green light.
Although Illinois-based Commonwealth Edison began offering incentives for combined heat and power systems two years ago, almost none of its customers have pursued it — an outcome that one proponent of the highly efficient technology attributes to lackluster marketing.