Author Archives: The Staff

AHR Expo, ASHRAE & AHRI Seeking the Most Innovative HVACR and Plumbing Products

Submissions for the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition are being accepted now through September 8th. Considered one of the most prestigious industry honors, the Awards are presented to companies displaying the most innovative new products that provide safer, healthier, more efficient and/or more comfortable environments at the world's largest HVACR event.

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Solar Power Installations Jump to a New Annual Record

The year 2013 saw record-breaking growth for solar electricity generation as the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) markets continued to grow. With over 39 gigawatts installed worldwide, the PV solar market represented one third of all newly-added renewable energy capacity, write Worldwatch's Max Lander and Climate and Energy Intern Xiangyu Wu in the Worldwatch Institute's latest Vital Signs Online trend (www.worldwatch.org).

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New Jersey Natural Gas Receives Approval for NJ RISE Infrastructure Program

New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) received approval today from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for its New Jersey Reinvestment in System Enhancements program. Through NJ RISE, NJNG will invest $102.5 million for six capital projects designed to enhance the resiliency of its natural gas distribution and transmission systems and help mitigate the impact of major weather events in the future. NJNG filed for these upgrades in response to the BPU's March 20, 2013 Board Order seeking proposals to support and protect New Jersey's utility infrastructure so it may better withstand the effects of future storms.

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Spectra Energy Announces Plans to Further Expand New England Pipeline Systems

Spectra Energy and Spectra Energy Partners have announced plans to expand natural gas pipeline capacity into the New England Market to meet the demand for reliable electric power generation and additionally provide direct access to natural gas supplies to consumers. These plans for expansion of the Algonquin and Maritimes pipeline systems are in response to the New England governors' recent initiative on new energy infrastructure and in anticipation of a request for proposal to be initiated by The New England States Committee on Electricity. This expansion, as outlined in a June 27 letter to NESCOE, would create up to 1 Bcf/day in capacity, and is in addition to Spectra Energy's previously announced Algonquin Incremental Market and Atlantic Bridge projects. The project in-service date is dependent upon the timing of NESCOE's process.

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Slipstream

Advanced Fuel Solutions, Inc., announces the release of Slipstream??? Premium Marine Fuel. The new marine fuel is positioned to be the most advanced marine fuel brand in the market serving both gasoline and diesel engines. Designed for the rigors of fresh and sea watercraft of all sizes, the marine fuel is commercially blended with fuel performance enhancers that help ensure greater efficiency and improved engine performance. Slipstream??? intends to lead the industry in fuel quality, promising to boat owners, who pay a high price for gasoline and diesel that it will deliver on its performance claims and help lower the maintenance costs and downtime of their prized possessions.

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