October 25, 2012
Texas Combined Heat and Power Initiative has recognized Public Citizen as CHP Industry Ally for 2012.
Texas Combined Heat and Power Initiative (TXCHPI), an association of business interests that supports CHP technology applications in industrial, commercial and institutional settings recently hosted CHP2012 in Houston. The conference and trade show event was attended by industry professionals from across the nation and has become one of the nation’s largest CHP industry events. Awards were presented at the event to recognize exemplary projects and industry professionals.
At CHP2012 the advocacy group Public Citizen, Texas was recognized its CHP Ally. The CHP Ally recognition is given to an individual, company or organization that forms an alliance with the CHP industry and takes action for the betterment of all.
Public Citizen is a nonprofit organization that formed their alliance with the CHP industry in Texas by producing and distributing informative fact sheets about CHP and its benefits, promoting CHP as an energy efficiency measure to reduce greenhouse gases and other pollutants, advocating for an increased goal for use of energy efficiency by utilities, and for ensuring energy efficiency incentive funds are available for CHP projects. In 2011 Public Citizen expressed support for a legislative measure aimed at cutting red tape for obtaining air permits for small-scale CHP projects. The measure passed the Texas Legislature and the new rules for CHP air permits went into effect in 2012.
“As an organization, Public Citizen can be found at nearly every regulatory and legislative meeting where energy issues are being discussed and debated to present critical information and ask the tough questions. The staff is top-notch and whenever they get a chance to espouse CHP they are quick to say that CHP is a path to energy efficiency, energy reliability and improved air quality. We are glad to have them working with us to promote CHP in all of its related forms.” said Rich Herweck, President TXCHPI, CEO RobustEnergy.
About the TXCHPI
The Texas Combined Heat & Power Initiative (TXCHPI) is a non-profit association of business interests that supports clean, energy-efficient, CHP technology applications in industrial, commercial and institutional settings. TXCHPI champions CHP as the most effective, economical and environmentally sensible energy option for Texas.
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