31 Aug '12, 2pm

Long Live CHP: Obama Targets Industrial Energy Efficiency

Long Live CHP: Obama Targets Industrial Energy Efficiency

The White House signed an executive order on Thursday calling for an additional 40 gigawatts of combined heat and power systems by 2020. The order will provide incentives for industrial facilities to deploy CHP, also known as cogeneration, and waste heat recovery technology, and will also expand the Better Buildings, Better Plants program at the Department of Energy. Combined heat and power systems recover wasted heat and reuse it as electricity in a single, closed system. The feds will also work with states to define and spread best practices and investment models that break down the barriers to investment in industrial energy efficiency. Energy efficiency , which is the least visible -- and arguably, the least sexy -- aspect of the cleantech sector, soldiers on despite political upheaval and investor pullback. There is actually broad support for many energy efficiency po...

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