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Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Here’s How One Utility Is Thinking About Mainstreaming All-Electric Buildings

July 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

California has been a leader in building energy efficiency since the late 1970s, but state officials readily acknowledge that much more can be done to decarbonize buildings. The California Energy Commission (CEC), the agency responsible for updating the state’s Title […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, World

Could TaaS Offset EV Impact On Oil Demand Growth?

July 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

While there is concern about the potential for growth in electric vehicles (EVs) to suppress oil demand growth, a recent report argues that Transportation as a Service (TAAS) could provide an alternative source of fossil fuel demand. Kimmeridge Energy has […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]