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Category: Energy Consumption


Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

The Higher Efficiency State: Massachusetts or California?

June 12, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

In 2017, Massachusetts was ranked No. 1 in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh consecutive year. On the other side of the country, California was ranked a close second after tying with […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

EIA: Fossil Fuel Use for Electric Generation Falls to Lowest Level Since 1994

May 29, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

Driven by massive declines in coal, overall fossil fuel use in electric generation fell to the lowest level since 1994, the Energy Information Administration reported. Total petroleum, natural gas and coal use fell to 22.5 quadrillion BTUs last year. Coal […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, World

Air conditioning use emerges as one of the key drivers of global electricity-demand growth

May 15, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

The growing use of air conditioners in homes and offices around the world will be one of the top drivers of global electricity demand over the next three decades, according to new analysis by the International Energy Agency that stresses […]


Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy, World

These Water-Stressed Countries Have the Most Solar and Wind Potential

May 11, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although growth is generally a […]


Energy Consumption, World

Economic value of energy efficiency can drive reductions in global CO2 emissions

April 17, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

Ambitious energy efficiency policies can keep global energy demand and energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO₂) emissions steady until 2050, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Perspectives for the Energy Transition: The Role of Energy Efficiency shows that despite […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Here are the American Cities Using the Most Solar-Powered Energy

April 4, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The use of solar power is expanding rapidly across many American cities thanks in part to local policies supporting renewable energy. According to a recent report by Environment America, the United States now has more than 53 gigawatts (GW) of […]


Energy Consumption, World

Global Solar Market Installed 98.9 Gigawatts In 2017

March 19, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

The global solar market installed an impressive 98.9 gigawatts of new capacity in 2017 according to SolarPower Europe, increasing by 29.3%, in comparison to the 76.5 gigawatts (GW) and 49% recorded in 2016. SolarPower Europe presented its latest solar market […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Does Solving Energy Poverty Help Solve Poverty? Not Quite

March 13, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The head of Swedfund, the development finance group, recently summarized a widely-held belief: “Access to reliable electricity drives development and is essential for job creation, women’s empowerment and combating poverty.” This view has been the driving force behind a number […]


Energy Consumption, World

Old Oil Fields Are A Major Source Of New Supply

March 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

The animated show South Park ran an episode in which Professor Chaos becomes frustrated trying to come up with an idea for mischief that hasn’t already been done by The Simpsons. “Simpons did it,” is the response to his every […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Consumption, World

Saudi Arabia and US, seen as oil market rivals, are actually growing together, says Saudi Aramco CEO

March 6, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The world’s growing appetite for oil will leave plenty of room for both Saudi Arabia and the United States to ratchet up production, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said in a CNBC interview. The two countries are seen jockeying for […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Opinion: Proposed Energy Efficiency Budget Is a Bad Sequel

February 23, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The Trump administration’s proposed budget for energy efficiency is a bad sequel to the slash-and-burn budget it proposed last year. It would cut to pieces many effective energy efficiency programs. Like last year’s budget proposed, it would eliminate help for […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy, World

Why Solar Is on a Path to Dominance

February 15, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Despite the Trump administration’s recent decision to levy a 30 percent tariff on solar, we see tremendous opportunity ahead for the industry. In the next year, the solar industry will develop, construct, and finance $25 billion to $30 billion in […]


Energy Consumption, World

Commentary: More policy attention is needed for renewable heat

January 25, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

As winter temperatures plummet in the Northern hemisphere, renewable heat is increasingly being used to provide heat for warmth and comfort. Yet it has a long way to go to catch up with fossil fuels, which currently provide more than […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

What Does the ‘Electrification of Everything’ Look Like in America? NREL Plans to Find Out

January 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Widespread electrification is not only coming, it is likely necessary to decarbonize the global economy. “Mounting research suggests that aggressive electrification of energy end uses — such as space heating, water heating, and transportation — is needed if the United […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Commentary: The clean energy transition requires action on electricity demand

January 10, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

As a fundamental rule, electricity supply and demand must be balanced at all times. Traditionally, this has been achieved by adjusting electricity supply to match demand that varies at different times of the day. But this poses a problem as […]