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SMUD Launches Natural Refrigerant Incentive Pilot

SMUD Launches Natural Refrigerant Incentive Pilot

Game Changer: SMUD’S natref incentives for reducing GHG emissions Ammonia 21, June 1, 2017 One of the key impediments to the uptake of almost any new technology is its higher initial cost compared to the technology it is replacing. And that has certainly been true of natural refrigerant systems. Apart from the rising sales of natural

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How Green Are the Rio Olympics, Really?

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits In the recently released ACEEE International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, Brazil was one of the lowest-scoring countries, ranking within the bottom three. In a few weeks, they will also be hosting a different type of international competition, the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Rio Olympics are certainly not without controversy. The negative

Transforming Transportation

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits. April 21, 2016. Image credit: Unsplash According to the ACEEE, the transportation sector is responsible for 28% of all end-use energy in the USA, and according to the EPA it is also responsible for 26% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (the second-largest contributor to GHG emissions behind electricity generation). Automobile

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Urbanization, Efficiency, and New York City

Gita Subramony for Zondits, May 7, 2015. Image credit: tpsdave Discovery News recently posted a news item on a recent study that examined energy use across the world’s largest megacities. The study defined megacities as those with populations of 10 million or more. Though the article did not comment on the details of the study’s

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Indian IBM Data Center to Cut Emissions by 40%

The DC power generated by the solar panels is directly fed to the servers converting it into AC supply. This helps cut power losses by 15%, which, in turn, also cuts GHG emissions. Cold water flowing through the server mainframe takes away the heat generated by its various components.

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Tesla Responds to Battery Storage Demand, Leaving Utilities in the Dust

Tesla’s founder, Elon Musk, sees the $5 billion facility as a key step toward making electric cars more affordable, while ending reliance on oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At first blush, the push toward more electric cars looks to be positive for utilities struggling with stagnant sales from energy conservation and slow economic growth.

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Coney Island Hospital Unveils Energy Efficiency Improvements

A press conference was held on Thursday, November 13, announcing the completion of a series of storm resiliency measures and energy efficiency upgrades at Coney Island Hospital that totaled $21 million. The enhancements will help protect critical equipment from extreme flooding like what the health-care facility experienced during Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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