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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 […]


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 […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Coal demand to remain flat to 2022, resulting in a decade of stagnation

December 18, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

Global demand for coal should remain nearly flat between 2017 and 2022, resulting in a decade of stagnation for coal consumption, according to the International Energy Agency’s annual coal market report. Global coal consumption fell 1.9% to 5,357 million tonnes […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Coal Consumption Declines to Lowest Level Since 1984

June 5, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

The U.S. electric power sector consumed 677 million short tons of coal in 2016, down 35 percent from its peak in 2008 and the lowest level since 1984, the Energy Information Administration reported. Power generation accounted for over 93 percent […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Residential Energy Efficiency: Taking It To The Next Level

May 31, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

The residential energy efficiency field is at a critical point. Recent years have seen an explosion of advances in design, technology and other resources to reduce waste and drive down utility bills. The problem is that many property owners still […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Cities, counties to hear energy saving tips at workshop

May 17, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

Kentucky officials are joining with the University of Kentucky’s Center of Applied Energy Research to host a workshop on reducing energy costs. The High Performance Public Facilities Workshop is geared toward helping the state’s local governments. City and county officials […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

US energy-related CO2 emissions fell 1.7% in 2016 thanks to less coal

April 11, 2017

Via: American Energy News

US energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2016 totaled 5,170 million metric tons (MMmt), 1.7 per cent below their 2015 levels, after dropping 2.7 per cent between 2014 and 2015, according to the US Energy Information Administration. These recent decreases are consistent […]