The recognition of April 22nd as “Earth Day” does not resonate with the vast majority of metro Detroiters. That’s because it seems like a day dedicated to suburban recycle bins and counterculture energy activists, neither of which reflect the everyday struggles of low-income families across the region.
Primary energy consumption in the United States reached a record high of 101.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2018, up 4% from 2017.
New strategies continue to circulate in the energy industry and a term that keeps popping up is strategic electrification. We asked our expert: What is strategic electrification?
Make your Black Friday green–with energy efficiency Maxine Chikumbo, smarterhouse.org, November 19,2018 Sales promotions have already begun, but holiday shopping kicks into high gear this Friday (Black Friday), followed by Cyber Monday. It’s the perfect opportunity to buy gifts that will save your friends and family money long after the eggnog is gone and the […]
How can blockchain save energy? Here are three possible ways. Written by Ethan Rogers, aceee.org, October 16, 2018. Blockchain is generating a lot of buzz as a promising system to verify and track peer-to-peer transactions in the energy sector. It could have multiple applications although there is still debate about which, if any, will work […]
Finding Energy Opportunities in the Blue Economy First-of-its kind assessment outlines a dozen promising markets for marine energy energyenvironment.pnnl.gov, September 2018 Waves, as well as ocean and tidal currents, contain tremendous energy. At the same time, many industries need energy sources in or around marine environments. What if you could directly harness ocean energy to […]
Berkeley lab turns out comprehensive estimate of efficiency cost — and it’s cheap Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, July 7, 2018 Dive Brief: The figure is highly variable, depending on geography and demographics, but on average it costs $0.025 to save a kilowatt-hour of electricity, according to research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The analysis looked […]