Tag: consumption

Domestic, Energy Consumption

The 10 home appliances that Consume the most energy

October 29, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

When it comes to residential energy consumption, people are constantly striving for ways to reduce their monthly bills and energy usage and wastage. By looking at the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual energy outlook, we can see the top […]

Energy Consumption

Winter residential electricity consumption expected to increase from last winter

December 13, 2016

Via: US Energy Information Administration

EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) projects that the average residential customer will consume 4% more electricity over December through March compared with the same period last winter. However, this forecast is highly dependent on winter temperatures. If temperatures are warmer […]


The City Energy Project Grows

December 8, 2016

Via: EnergyManagerToday

With the addition of 10 cities, The City Energy Project — a joint project of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Institute for Market Transformation — now is helping 19 cities and one county tailor individualized measures aimed at reducing […]


Consumers Energy Offers Eight Tips to Enjoy a Safe and Bright Holiday Season

December 5, 2016

Via: PR Newswire

“This is a very special time of year for many who celebrate holidays with family and friends. Because safety is at the heart of everything we do at Consumers Energy, our goal is for everyone to safely enjoy this memorable […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Total U.S. energy production increases for sixth consecutive year

April 19, 2016

Via: US Energy Information Administration

Total U.S. energy production increased for the sixth consecutive year. According to data in EIA’s most recentMonthly Energy Review, energy production reached a record 89 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), equivalent to 91% of total U.S. energy consumption. Liquid fuels […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Even as America Constructs More Buildings, Electricity Use Continues to Drop

March 17, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

A couple of years ago, sustainable architect Ed Mazria uncovered a surprising shift in America. Even as developers construct billions of square feet of new buildings across the country in the coming decades, electricity use in the built environment will decline. […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Washington Gas Requests Rate Increase in DC

March 9, 2016

Via: Energy Manager Today

Washington Gas – a regulated natural gas utility providing service to more than 1.1 million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia – filed an application (Docket No. FC1137) on February 26 with the Public Service Commission of the […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Shining the Light on New Proposed Light Bulb Energy Efficiency Standards

March 7, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

Once all of America’s approximately 4 billion lighting sockets contain energy-saving bulbs that meet the updated energy efficiency standards proposed by the U.S. Department of Energy consumers and businesses will save about $12.5 billion every year–and gain cleaner air and a healthier […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Once Staggered, Electricity Reform is Still Fighting

March 1, 2016

Via: Energy Manager Today

Fifteen years ago, retail electricity deregulation took a mean right hook and was against the ropes. And while the Enron debacle and the California crisis sidelined free market reforms, they did not knock them out. Today, about 17 million electricity […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Warren Buffett: Solar and Wind Could ‘Erode the Economics of the Incumbent Utility’

February 29, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that renewable energy and efficiency are pushing utilities beyond a “sloppy” operational model and into a more competitive environment. In his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Buffett outlined the risks posed by distributed generation […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Microgrids Positioned for a Bright Future

February 26, 2016

Via: Energy Manager Today

Microgrids are popping up in the strangest places – such as a small upstate New York town and a commercial dairy. Earlier this month, the Associated Press profiled the energy activities of Nassau, NY, which is which is near Albany. […]

Energy Economics

Rail continues to dominate coal shipments to the power sector

February 25, 2016

Via: Penn Energy

U.S. electric power generators consumed 740 million tons of coal in 2015, fueling about one-third of total electric power generation and accounting for 92% of all coal consumed in the United States. Nearly 70% of all coal used by power […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Motor gasoline consumption expected to remain below 2007 peak despite increase in travel

February 24, 2016

Via: US Energy Information Administration

Based on estimates in the most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), vehicle travel in the United States in 2015 was almost 4% above its 2007 level, but motor gasoline consumption has not exceeded its previous peak in 2007. Improvements in […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

62,000 MW of Solar Power Capacity Possible on US Big Box Stores

February 22, 2016

Via: CleanTechnica

Americana “big box” stores could host around 62.3 gigawatts (GW) of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity — enough to generate enough electricity to provide for the equivalent needs of roughly 7 million US households — according to a new report […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

The Road To Electric Utility Of The Future Is Paved With Prosumer Technology

February 16, 2016

Via: Forbes

In 2009, the U.S. government made the single largest investment ever in modernizing the U.S. power system. Nearly seven years and more than five billion in federal tax dollars later, the electric grid is technically a lot smarter than it […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GTM Research Report: 42 US states expected to hit grid parity by 2020

February 11, 2016

Via: PV Resources

A new report from GTM Research — U.S. Residential Solar Economic Outlook: Grid Parity, Rate Design and Net Metering Risk — sheds light on the growing residential solar market in the US. According to the report, 20 US states are […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Natural gas use for power generation higher this winter

February 10, 2016

Via: US Energy Information Administration

So far this winter, natural gas consumption in the electric power sector (gas burn) has been higher than in any previous winter. According to Bentek Energy, gas burn in the electric power sector has averaged 25.0 billion cubic feet per […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US Power Costs Falling With Low-Carbon Energy: ‘We’ve Entered a New Era’

February 9, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

The impressive numbers for renewable energy in 2015 keep coming. Just as there has been a tipping point globally in clean energy, the same is true in the U.S., according to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

To Remake the Electricity Sector, New York Needs a Partner

February 4, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

If New York’s plan to overhaul its energy market is ever going to materialize, the state will need every stakeholder to get involved. One of the most crucial tasks will be running the platform to connect customers, third-party energy providers […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption, Energy Economics

How Home Energy Efficiency Enables Stable Capital Markets

February 1, 2016

Via: CleanTechnica

A paradox currently exists in the U.S. home improvement market. While homeowners say they want energy improvements for their homes, the rate of home energy upgrades is decreasing. One study found that residential energy upgrades are the top unmet demand […]