Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

US Energy Consumption Hits Record High in 2018

16 Apr , 2019  

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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.

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Are Energy-Consumption Behavior Change Programs Effective?

3 Nov , 2016  

Behavior Change Programs: Status and Impact American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), October 18, 2016 Behavior change programs are becoming a common method for reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency. But what types of programs are out there, why do they work (or fail to work), and how effective are they? This report […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Energy-Efficient Buildings Strengthen Urban Resiliency

12 May , 2016  

Designing Buildings to Protect Urban Residents Next City, May 11, 2016. Image credit: unsplash Improving energy efficiency in buildings could not only dramatically reduce carbon emissions, but could also reduce the energy burden on poor households, improve indoor and outdoor air quality, create green jobs, and save a lot of money, according to a new report by […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

LADWP Selects Brillio to Implement Smart Grid Pilot Program

22 Sep , 2015  

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Brillio Selected To Implement Smart Grid Pilot Program For Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Virtual Strategy, September 22, 2015. Image credit: MichaelGaida Brillio, a global technology consulting, software, and business solutions company, today announced it has been selected by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to execute a strategic Smart Grid […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

EIA Study Finds Renewable Energy is Trending Up

19 Jun , 2015  

Americans using most renewable energy since 1930s CNBC, May 28, 2015. Image credit: FutUndBeidl That’s according to recent analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, released on Thursday. The study found that renewable energy accounted for 9.8 percent of the total domestic energy consumption in 2014. That is the highest percentage since the 1930s. The use […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

An Eco-Friendly Refrigerant from Sugar Beet Waste

9 Mar , 2015  


The natural refrigerant set to reduce supermarket energy use The Guardian, March 4, 2015 A new waste product derived from sugar beet could help cut supermarket energy consumption from refrigeration Could the sugar you have in your morning coffee help prevent global warming? Sainsbury’s thinks the answer is yes and is putting the question to […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Five Cities Energy Plan Helping New York Increase Efficiency & Reduce Emissions

20 Feb , 2015  

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New York’s Five Cities Energy Plan to Reduce Costs, Consumption and Emissions Breaking  Energy, February 19, 2015 At the New York Power Authority (NYPA), we firmly believe that when you know more about energy consumption, you can take real and meaningful steps to reduce it. Last year, NYPA embarked on an ambitious project to create […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Vermont’s Energy Efficiency Programs: A Cut Above the Rest

2 Feb , 2015  


VERMONT’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS ABOVE AVERAGE, REPORT SAYS VT Digger, January 30, 2015 Vermont’s electric efficiency utilities saved more money for electric customers than similar utilities across the country in 2012, but at a higher short term cost, according to a report commissioned by the Department of Public Service. Two utilities in Vermont are designed […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Economy Grows, Yet UK Energy Consumption in 2013 Lowest Since 1985

22 Dec , 2014  


Increased wealth typically leads to increased energy use – but this link appears to have been broken by technology and government policy. New analysis of government statistics for BBC News shows that the average person in the UK is using 10% less electricity than five years ago.

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

EU Regulations Aim to Reduce Mega-TVs’ Energy Consumption

26 Nov , 2014  

After similar energy-saving rules for vacuum cleaners provoked a storm of criticism from UK newspapers last autumn, the planned TV rules may be a test case for new ‘ecodesign’ formulas for kettles, toasters and hairdryers, due to be announced next year.

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