Top

Category: Domestic


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 […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

U.S. Energy Consumption Rises Even With Coal Decline

April 6, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

A new report by the Energy Information Administration indicates total energy consumption rose slightly in 2016 despite a 1.3 percent drop in coal use. Coal consumption fell to 730 million short tons in 2016, the third consecutive year of decline. […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

US coal power generation rises during 2016 H2 as natural gas prices go up

March 30, 2017

Via: American Energy News

After falling in six out of seven quarters from mid-2014 to mid-2016, coal production rose in the third and fourth quarters of 2016, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Among the coal supply regions, the Powder River Basin in […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Don’t Underestimate the Secondary Benefits of Energy Efficiency

March 2, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

The Boston Business Journal offers a post that says that the monetary gains that flow from energy efficiency upgrades are a big plus – but just the start of the benefits that the process makes possible. Energy efficiency goes hand […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Energy Efficiency Goes to School

February 16, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Green Charge is installing a 1MW/2MWh storage system at the Napa Valley campus of Pacific Union College, according to the company. The press release says that Union will save almost $800,000 during the course of the 10 year agreement. The […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Domestic, Energy Consumption

Coal Production and Coal Generation Expected to Rise

February 9, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

Though coal use for electrical generation is expected to grow in the short-term, not every part of the country will experience growth in coal production. Though overall coal production is expected to increase slightly through 2018, only the western region […]