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The COGEN Industries Council (CIC) is comprised of WADE member companies and supporting organizations that work to advance cogeneration and all related technologies such as trigeneration, district heating and cooling and waste heat to power. More »

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August 2016

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Exec. Summary
The Potential for Clean DE and CHP in China

More for Less: How Decentralized Energy can Deliver Cleaner, Cheaper and More Efficient Energy in Nigeria
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Urge Congress to Extend Clean Energy Tax Incentives. Take Action
In December 2015, Congress passed legislation that provided a five-year extension and gradual phase-down of the production tax credit for wind and the investment and residential tax credits for solar. However, other technologies that currently qualify for these credits through the end of 2016--including fuel cells, combined heat and power, small wind, microturbines, and geothermal--did not receive extensions.

Take Action: Urge Congress to Extend Clean Energy Tax Incentives.
Take Action: Urge Congress to Extend Clean Energy Tax Incentives. All clean and efficient energy technologies should be treated equally. An extension of these tax credits cannot wait until they have expired. Businesses need certainty now to begin planning projects that take years to complete.

Urge Congress to extend these expiring tax credits as soon as possible to avoid serious disruptions to the U.S. clean and efficient energy market.


South East Europe Affiliate
Dear WADE supporters,

Dear friends,

WADE, through its Regional Office for South East Europe, is the Lead Partner to STORM Eindhoven for Bulgaria and coordinating two events there to meet STORM Eindhoven Team! STORM Eindhoven is going to realize The First World Tour by electric motorcycle, made by them! Team of 25 successful Dutch students from Eindhoven University of Technology have created this innovation. STORM team has set the ambitious goal to go around the world in 80 days with their electric motorcycle. To show people all over the globe the beauty of e-mobility...



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EDGE Finance Advisory - Distributed Energy Finance Report
Sullivan & Worcester and the World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) are pleased to announce the release of the EDGE Finance Distributed Energy Report for Q2 2015. The EDGE Report provides current, actionable market intelligence for investors, project developers and companies bringing distributed energy technologies and services to market.
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WADE - DistribuGen Conference & Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015
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Business Tax Credits for CHP Projects Proposed in Texas
A bill filed in the Texas Legislature at the behest to the WADE Cogeneration Industries Council would add language to the state Tax Code creating a business tax credit deduction for combined heat and power (CHP) projects. The tax deduction would be equal to the existing deductions currently available for wind, solar and clean coal energy projects. The bill, HB 2500, defines a CHP project as one that provides the sequential generation of power and thermal energy with an overall efficiency of energy that exceeds sixty percent, and the bill language is written to include thermal energy storage systems (TES) and waste heat to power (WHP) systems as being a CHP project and therefore also qualifying for the tax credits.

The tax credits authorized by this bill may be significant. The State of Texas would allow tax credits for CHP projects to be computed in one of two ways: (1) the total cost of the system may be deducted from the company's taxable capital; or, (2) 10% of the system's cost may be deducted from the company's income. Both taxable capital and a company's income are taxed under the franchise tax, which is Texas's equivalent to a corporate tax.

The Texas Legislature convenes for only 140 days every two years and the current session is scheduled to end June 1, 2015. Hearings on the bill have not yet been scheduled but are anticipated to being in April. This bill will be a topic of conversation at the upcoming WADE DistribuGen Conference and Trade Show for Cogeneration/CHP 2015.
For more information contact Paul Cauduro, Director, Cogeneration Industries Council at pcauduro@localpower.org
 
WADE Comments on the EPA's Proposed Rule to Limit Carbon Emissions from Existing Power Plants
WADE recently joined forces with other industry members to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units (EGUs) under section 111 (d) of the Clean Air Act. The EPA rule is designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by as much as 30% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. Nearly 2 million comments were submitted to the EPA on the proposed rule.

The rule is scheduled to be finalized in mid-2015 and then each state will have a year to design plans for meeting the emission reduction goals. Many industry members agreed that rule presented an opportunity to promote the energy efficiency and emissions saving benefits of cogeneration/CHP and other decentralized energy options.
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The Navigant Research report - Industrial Combined Heat and Power
Fuel Cell, Engine, and Turbine Technologies for Cogeneration in Industrial
Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts'

Analyzes the global market potential for industrial CHP systems for a range of industrial applications - refineries, pulp and paper mills, food processing facilities, etc. - using technologies such as turbines, internal combustion engines, fuel cells, and Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) engines. The study includes in-depth assessments of 10 leading countries for the installation of industrial CHP systems and provides an outlook for increased fuel switching to natural gas. Global market forecasts for installed capacity and revenue, segmented by region, country, and scenario, extend through 2023. The report also examines the key market drivers and barriers related to industrial CHP and the main industry players engaged in this market. The cost of the report is discounted for WADE members. Contact Krystal Zayas-Wright krystal.zayas-wright@navigant.com or
+1 (720) 458-8814

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» Featured Events
39th WORLD ENERGY ENGINEERING CONGRESS (WEEC)
  21st - 22nd September 2016
Singapore -We invite you to be a part of the nation's largest, most active buying venue for end user energy products and services - the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC). There's no better opportunity for your sales team to directly reach thousands of top energy management decision makers from throughout the U.S. and abroad.
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North American Gas Forum
  2nd - 5th October 2016
Washington D.C - The North American Gas Forum returns to Washington, D.C. this fall (October 2-5, 2016). With a distinguished speaker line-up of senior decision-makers from the entire natural gas value chain, latest insights into industry developments, a site visit to Dominion Cove Point LNG terminal, and more first-class networking opportunities than ever, this year's NAGF will be a valuable opportunity to enhance your business and partnership outreach.
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Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW)
  24th - 28th October 2016
Singapore - The 9th Annual SIEW 2016 is the foremost platform for top policymakers, energy practitioners and commentators to discuss energy issues, strategies and solutions. SIEW brings together the world's leading conferences, exhibitions, workshops and networking events from across the energy spectrum of oil & gas, clean and renewable energy and financing- in one week, in one location. Please visit www.siew.sg for further information.
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APPrO 2016 CHALLENGE + CHANGE
  15th - 16th November 2016
Toronto, Canada - APPrO 2016 - 28th Annual Canadian Power Conference & Networking Centre will take place on November 15 & 16 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto. The Canadian Power Conference is the leading annual event of its kind in Canada. Don't miss the Canadian Power industry's premiere event.
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In Search of WADE Research Projects and Proposals
USA - WADE has a long history of helping public and private sector institutions around the world understand and realize Decentralized Energy (DE) benefits and opportunities through its tradition of thorough and comprehensive research. In addition to WADE's regular publications, reports and market studies, WADE has participated in successful projects, conferences and educational campaigns, working with a range of governments, national and international organisations. WADE's contribution to these projects includes:
  1. WADE Economic Model - computer modeling of the economic and environmental impacts of DE in a specified area
  2. DE Potential Analysis - assessment of the potential for developing DE in a specified area
  3. DE Policy Best Practice Review - international overview of policy mechanisms for DE
  4. DE Technology Status Review - overview of the performance and market-readiness of DE technologies
  5. DE Project Best Practice Case Studies - overview of successful DE case study projects worldwide relevant to a specified area
  6. Education and Outreach Programs focusing on DE, environment and economic efficiency
Are you aware of any opportunities where WADE can bring its expertise to bear? Please contact WADE and let us know how we can help your company or organization. 
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