Renewable Energy World contributor is being awarded a Constellation Prize for Policy Impact in response to a brand new heating/cooling resolution he proposed for the 50-year-old Plaza in Albany, NY.
Just after the vacations I heard from an previous pal, Jay Egg, who heads up a geothermal consulting agency, EggGeo. Jay has written articles for RenewableEnergyWorld.com over time and had simply came upon that he received an award for one among them.
Back in October of 2017, Jay wrote an article that Renewable Energy World revealed referred to as CHP Project for Empire State Plaza Misses the Mark. In it, he defined new $100M mixed warmth and energy (CHP) pure gas-fired 16-MW microgrid that was being deliberate for the Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York was in all probability not an incredible thought as a result of 1) the state mistakenly believed that geothermal wasn’t an choice and a couple of) the state is dedicated to greenhouse fuel reductions which meant that the plant would finally be a stranded asset.
Jay, together with Keith Schue, defined how geothermal heating/cooling works and confirmed why utilizing it together with solar energy for the electrical energy could be a more sensible choice the Empire State Plaza.
The article in the end led to the cancelation of the gas-fired CHP microgrid; a victory for renewable vitality advocates.
In recognition of the accomplishment, Jay Egg and Keith Schue are being awarded The Constellation Prize for Policy Impact.
According to its web site, The Constellation Prize “sheds a lightweight on how engineering could be executed to advertise new modes of engagement, analysis, growth, and design that elevate the values of environmental safety, social justice, human rights, and peace.”
According to A.J. Schneller, who nominated them for the prize, the work that Jay Egg and Keith Schue did “demonstrates how the engineering career could be operationalized to work in coalition with frontline environmental justice communities, probably leading to environmental safety and local weather justice outcomes.”
Egg and Schue are receiving their award in a digital ceremony on February 24 at 4PM ET/ three PM CT/ 1PM PST. Learn concerning the award recipients right here. Then register to attend right here.
From all of us at Renewable Energy World, congratulations to Jay and Keith.
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