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Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Domestic, Energy Consumption

UAE energy minister and Siemens CEO agree it’s time for the US to move on from coal

February 11, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Energy industry leaders issued calls for a greater commitment to developing renewable energy sources during the 2019 World Government Summit in Dubai — and some honed in specifically on the U.S. coal industry as an obstacle to those goals. Siemens […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World

Germany, Struggling To Reduce Emissions, Will Phase Out Coal Within 20 Years

February 1, 2019

Via: Forbes

After months of acrimony, controversy and speculation, the task forced charged with proposing how Germany can stop burning coal finally came out with its recommendation this week. Given its place in the spotlight, the resulting furore was perhaps not surprising. […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Why a Focus on Energy Consumption Alone Fails to Produce Great Results

January 23, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Mandates to improve resource use often focus only on resource consumption. You hunt through bills, map your energy costs to energy use, and before long, you’re knee deep in everyone’s favorite swamp – data – waiting for the savings to […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

US sets new record for petroleum demand

November 19, 2018

Via: Energy Global

The US also set October records for gasoline demand at 9.5 million bpd; refining and petrochemical demand for liquid feedstocks, naphtha, and gasoil at 5.1 million bpd; and refinery throughput at 16.6 million bpd. “Strong petroleum demand is a continued […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Yes, We Should Conserve Energy

August 30, 2018

Via: Forbes

Earlier this month, the Trump Administration announced that it would replace fuel efficiency standards enacted by the Obama Administration in order to make cars safer and more affordable. The new proposal unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Report: Cheap Natural Gas and Renewables Could Close Half of U.S. Coal Fleet by 2030

August 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. coal power plant fleet has been shrinking for years, with the official tally of coal plants closed exceeding those still open as of late last year. Another 43 gigawatts, or about 18 percent of the remaining 249 gigawatts […]


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 […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

EIA: Fossil Fuel Use for Electric Generation Falls to Lowest Level Since 1994

May 29, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

Driven by massive declines in coal, overall fossil fuel use in electric generation fell to the lowest level since 1994, the Energy Information Administration reported. Total petroleum, natural gas and coal use fell to 22.5 quadrillion BTUs last year. Coal […]


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 […]