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News and Policies, State

NYC Building Owners Back Plan Cutting Energy Use 20% by 2030

August 17, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Major real estate companies in New York City are supporting an ambitious plan to reduce energy in large buildings by 20% by 2030. The nonprofit Urban Green Council’s 80×50 Buildings Partnership published a report this week detailing how NYC stakeholders […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

The Higher Efficiency State: Massachusetts or California?

June 12, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

In 2017, Massachusetts was ranked No. 1 in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh consecutive year. On the other side of the country, California was ranked a close second after tying with […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

How Virginia Localities Will Get to 100% Renewable

May 3, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

Last week a coalition led by the Sierra Club launched a “100% Virginia” campaign designed in part to encourage more localities to follow the lead of Balcksburg and Floyd in committing to a 100% renewable energy future. For many people […]


Energy Consumption, World

Economic value of energy efficiency can drive reductions in global CO2 emissions

April 17, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

Ambitious energy efficiency policies can keep global energy demand and energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO₂) emissions steady until 2050, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Perspectives for the Energy Transition: The Role of Energy Efficiency shows that despite […]


News and Policies, State

How Did Virginia Get So Far Behind on Energy Efficiency?

December 28, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

In the past year, numerous reports from research institutes, industry think tanks, and government entities have exposed Virginia’s poor energy efficiency performance. Considering the clear economic and environmental benefits that energy efficiency provides to Virginia’s businesses and residents, and in […]


News and Policies, World

Was 2017 the Year Global Energy Giants Went All-In on the Distributed Energy Revolution?

December 28, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

It’s been an interesting year for mergers and acquisitions in the distributed energy space, with some unexpected developments. We haven’t seen the same massive M&A deals of years past, such as GE’s purchase of Alstom or Honeywell’s acquisition of Elster […]


News and Policies, U.S.

What the Tax Bill May Mean for Energy Efficiency

December 26, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Although the tax bill passed by Congress will bring the largest changes to taxes (and government revenue) seen in decades, we don’t expect the bill to have such a dramatic impact on energy efficiency. The greatest impacts, both positive and […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

A $100 Million Shot At Glory For US Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency

December 26, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

The last time CleanTechnica checked in on ARPA-E, things did not look so good for the Energy Department’s cutting-edge research funding agency. ARPA-E helped accelerate the renewable energy revolution during the Obama Administration, but President* Trump put it on the […]


News and Policies, State

Critics Demand Clean Energy Guarantees for Diablo Canyon Closure

November 30, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Diablo Canyon, California’s last operating nuclear power plant, will close by 2025. Everyone agrees on that. But how to replace the plant’s 2.3 gigawatts of energy without adding carbon emissions — and how to keep its workers and surrounding communities […]


News and Policies, U.S.

The Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Shortchanges the Benefits of Energy Efficiency

October 16, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

The Environmental Protection Agency, in its proposal this week to repeal the Clean Power Plan, ignores the full benefits of energy efficiency — a key strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Much of the repeal language focuses on a legal […]


Energy Economics

It’s Cheaper to Save Energy Than to Buy It, Despite Misleading Claims

September 27, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

“Energy efficiency is too expensive, will increase costs to consumers and push people into energy poverty”—this is a claim made by some commentators in Brussels recently. As the Energy Efficiency Directive is being negotiated in the Parliament, Jan Rosenow reveals […]


Energy Economics

End of a golden era for refiners?

September 22, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

Like upstream, the refining sector has been undergoing consolidation over the past decade. Bigger players are holding on to plum assets and smaller independents have adopted agile business models to eke out profits from what’s left. Those who stuck with […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Automobile giant General Motors is going big on wind power in Ohio and Indiana

September 20, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

General Motors (GM) has announced that all its manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Indiana will have their electricity needs met by 100 percent renewable energy. In a statement on Tuesday, GM said it would purchase 200 megawatts (MW) of wind […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

NEXTracker hits 10GW of global solar tracker sales

September 11, 2017

Via: PV Resources

NEXTracker, a Flex company, has become the first company to reach 10GW of solar tracker sales globally. This is a remarkable feat given that the firm only hit 3GW of single-axis tracker shipments in April 2016. The firm has sold […]


News and Policies, World

World Energy Demand to Plateau from 2030, Says Report

September 6, 2017

Via: Renewable Energy News

Energy efficiency will improve faster than global economic growth due to the rapid electrification of the world’s energy system, leading to a plateau in energy demand from 2030. That’s one of the key findings of the inaugural Energy Transition Outlook […]