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Apr. 4, 2012 -- Of all the types of energy embraced by the green community, "combined heat and power" probably has the clunkiest name. But proponents hope that C.H.P. systems, which can be installed in homes, will one day compete with better-known technologies like solar panels.
"The idea of C.H.P. is to make electricity and not waste the heat that gets generated in the process, but rather to use it for something useful," Mr. Weiss said. That means lower utility bills and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. >>More