On December 20, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Clean Air Act pollution standards, National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters (known as ICI Boiler MACT). This standard applies to large boilers in a wide range of facilities and institutions. DOE will offer technical assistance to ensure that major sources burning coal or oil have information on cost-effective clean energy strategies for compliance, such as natural gas combined heat and power (CHP), and to promote cleaner, more efficient boilers to cut harmful pollution and reduce operational costs. This technical assistance effort is in accordance with the August 2012 Executive Order on accelerating investment in industrial energy efficiency, including CHP. The Midwest Clean Energy Application Center is offering this supplemental Technical Assistance for affected facilities in the Pacific region. Contact John Cuttica, 312-996-4382, email@example.com, at the Midwest Clean Energy Application Center for more information:
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is... generating electricity right near where it will be used, and then recycling the thermal energy for heating or cooling. It's very efficient, it already supplies 10% of our nation's energy, and it can and should supply more.
District Energy is... CHP, heating, and/or cooling for an entire university, office park, medical campus, mixed use sustainable development, or downtown. Over 400 building networks in the U.S. already use district energy, and the number is on the rise.
Waste Heat Recovery is... capturing waste heat that an industrial site or pipeline compressor station is already emitting, and turning it into clean and renewable electricity or recycled thermal energy.
All of these are... RECYCLED ENERGY - a better solution for our country's energy supply, economy, and environment.