Category: Energy Consumption

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. […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Are Cities Being 100% Clear About Their 100% Renewable Goals?

July 24, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

When the United States pulled itself out of its commitment to the Paris climate accord, corporations, non-profits, towns, and cities reminded everyone that their commitments to cleaner energy still stood. Many towns and cities have even signed on to go 100 percent […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

How Many Billions Do U.S. Businesses and Individuals Invest in Energy Efficiency Each Year?

July 20, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Energy efficiency investments occur in virtually every sector of the economy. When combined, their total number is substantial — estimates range from about $60 to $115 billion a year in the United States. In this post, we look at some […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

6 Things Utility Executives Need For A Clean-Energy Future

July 19, 2017

Via: Forbes

Asked to look ahead to a grid powered by renewables, executives from leading electric utilities Monday identified what they’ll need to make it work, from new kinds of equipment to new kinds of employees. The executives from ComEd, Edison International, ENEL, and […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Psychology Researchers Develop App to Cut Electricity Consumption in California

July 13, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

Greenely and Stanford University are launching the Greenely Go mobile application in California after a year of development in a unique collaboration aiming to demonstrate how effectively a newly developed behavioral algorithm can help decrease electricity usage in California. The […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Energy Consumption: The Rising Role of Green Buildings

July 10, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

The debate about how to reduce pollution from energy consumption is almost entirely focused on the energy source. Governments and environmental groups are constantly working to figure out ways to generate power in a cleaner way, with an inevitable backlash […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Bringing Fairness to Energy Programs

July 7, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Energy programs for low-income households are on the chopping block. President Trump’s proposed federal budget would eliminate energy programs including the $270 million per year Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The WAP program pays to make the homes of low-income households more energy efficient. Low-income […]

Energy Consumption, World

Global Coal Consumption Falls 1.7 Percent, Production Shows Record Decline

June 15, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy indicated global coal consumption fell by 53 million tons of oil equivalent, or 1.7 percent from the year before. Coal’s share of global energy consumption fell to 28.1 percent, the lowest share since […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, World

Global access to electricity has increased over the past two decades

June 9, 2017

Via: American Energy News

According to the most recent data from the World Bank, 15 per cent of the world’s population—approximately 1.1 billion people—lacked access to electricity in 2014, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration press release. However, access to electricity has been generally increasing […]