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Category: Energy Consumption


Energy Consumption, World

How Supercomputers Will Help To Accelerate The Emerging Energy Economy

December 13, 2017

Via: Forbes

Meeting global carbon reduction goals will not be easy, but the good news is that this heavy lift is getting a little lighter each day. In some places, renewable energy technologies are now delivering the cheapest electrons on the planet. […]


Emerging Technologies, Energy Consumption, Renewable Energy, World

Commentary: Plotting a path for greater bioenergy use

November 27, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

The recent discussions on renewable energy are mostly focused on the rapid growth of wind and solar deployment and their impressive drop in cost. While these developments are remarkable, they also overshadow what remains the most important source of renewable […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Electricity makes the world go round: Here is the lowdown

November 16, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

The world we live in would look a whole lot different without electricity. If humans had not found a way to harness and exploit its potential, everything from today’s cell phones and televisions to traffic lights and tablets wouldn’t exist. […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

OPEC predicts oil and gas to remain world’s most important energy source to 2040

November 15, 2017

Via: PetrolPlaza

The latest edition of the OPEC World Oil Outlook predicts oil will remain the world’s largest source of energy over the next two decades, despite the increasing importance of renewables. Released in an exclusive briefing to senior industry executives at […]


Energy Consumption, World

Continuous disruption is new normal for oil and gas industry, Baker Hughes CEO says

November 14, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Continuous disruption in the oil and gas industry should be viewed positively, Baker Hughes CEO Lorenzo Simonelli said Tuesday. Speaking at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition Conference (ADIPEC), Simonelli said, “We have to look at disruption as being our […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Technology and new business models boost electricity access

November 10, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

More people worldwide are getting connected for the first time with renewables and off-grid systems are playing an increasing role, says International Energy report A new IEA report found the number of people with no access to electricity fell to […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World

Digitalization set to transform global energy system with profound implications for all energy actors

November 6, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

Digital technologies are set to transform the global energy system in coming decades, making it more connected, reliable and sustainable. This will have a profound and lasting impact on both energy demand and supply, according to a new report by […]


Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World, World

Column: Booming oil demand is eroding inventories

November 2, 2017

Via: American Energy News

LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Global oil consumption is growing rapidly, helping account for the decline in reported inventories, the recent surge in prices and the shift in futures markets from contango to backwardation. Consumption is much harder to measure […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

What’s Holding Back Community Solar Investment Decisions Among Consumers?

September 18, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Potential solar customers are certainly window shopping. But in today’s market, interest doesn’t always equate to sales. The latest Solar Marketplace Intel report from EnergySage shows increasing interest in solar from consumers. But the current array of options aren’t always […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Duke Energy Carolinas proposes rate change for building a smarter energy future

August 28, 2017

Via: ElectricEnergyOnline

Duke Energy Carolinas’ recent work to modernize power plants and generate cleaner electricity, responsibly manage coal ash and improve reliability while enabling more options for customers is at the heart of its request to change customer rates. “Through smart investments […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Americans Are Using Less Electricity Today Than A Decade Ago

August 10, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Recently, SCANA Corporation, a major utility company in South Carolina, announced it is suspending construction on two nuclear power plants. Part of the problem was spiraling costs to complete the project. But another equally important reason was that the demand for […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Ultra-Low Energy Retrofits Show Promising Growth Across the U.S.

August 8, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

The United States is seeing a promising upward trend in ultra-low energy (ULE) buildings. While much of this progress has occurred with new construction, it is beginning to spread to existing buildings. Over the past decade, a small but growing […]


Energy Consumption, World

IEA sees global gas demand rising to 2022 as US drives market transformation

August 3, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

The global natural gas market is undergoing a major transformation driven by new supplies coming from the United States to meet growing demand in developing economies and industry surpasses the power sector as the largest source of gas demand growth, […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Texas Consumes 13 Percent of All U.S. Energy

August 3, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

The latest State Energy Data System report from the Energy Information Administration indicated Texas has the greatest energy consumption in 2015 by far with 13 quadrillion Btu, or 13 percent of total U.S. energy consumption. Texas has consumed the most energy […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

U.S. Residential Electricity Sales Have Fallen Since 2010

August 1, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

After decades of steady growth, residential electricity sales have fallen since 2010, according to a new study by the Energy Information Administration. Thanks to energy efficiency improvements and economic factors, per capita residential electricity use fell seven percent since 2010. […]