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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Energy Demand Hurdles on Horizon in California

30 Jun , 2021  

utilitydive.com, 6/30/21. The new slate of clean energy resources the California Public Utilities Commission approved last week will take about five years to fully come online. In the meantime, grid officials say conservation and demand flexibility will be key to maintaining reliability. For Monday, energy resources acquired in the day-ahead market mean California consumers are not […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

How Russia is Powering the World Cup

26 Jun , 2018  

soccer world cup field

Energy plays soccer in Russia More than 1.5 million foreign tourists are expected to visit Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup… Written by Nicholas Newman, eniday.com, June 26, 2018 This summer’s football festival takes place in eleven Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg and Sochi. Of the 12 venues, […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

LED Christmas Lights Reduce Energy Demands

19 Dec , 2016  

LED Christmas lights

LEDs Cut New York’s Christmas-Light Energy Needs by 35% Greentech Media, December 14, 2016 New York’s grid operator reported on Monday that holiday-light energy use has declined by about one-third from 2010, largely due to the switch to LEDs. This year, holiday lighting will add about 750 megawatts of load, down from about 1,150 megawatts in 2010. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

What Would it Take to Build a Global Supergrid?

31 Jul , 2015  

Let’s Build a Global Power Grid IEEE Spectrum, July 28, 2015. Image credit: Funkenschlag / Power Grid Reports abound of homeowners and businesses unplugging from the power grid and opting instead to generate and store their own electricity. Such grid defections may make sense in places where electricity rates are sky-high or service is spotty. But […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

New Report Links Sustainable Cities & Industrial Energy Efficiency with Economic Growth

3 Mar , 2015  

Net Zero Energy Buildings

Green cities and industry key to sustainable future Institute for Industrial Productivity Media Release, March 3, 2015 Report finds strong link between sustainable cities and industrial energy efficiency in growth economies The projected growth of cities coupled with higher energy demand spells trouble for urban poor and the environment if industry doesn’t improve its energy […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

Energy Productivity Will Boost the Economy, Create Jobs, & Save the Environment

18 Feb , 2015  

Philips backs action to turn energy waste into increased productivity and economic growth Philips, February 17 2015 The ‘2015 Energy Productivity and Economic Prosperity Index’ launched today reveals the huge potential for societies to raise economic performance and extend significant environmental and social benefits through improved energy productivity. The Index, authored by The Lisbon Council, […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Which Indicators are Most Important in Assessing Building Performance?

12 Dec , 2014  

Making buildings more energy efficient is part of the European strategy to combat climate change. One of the aims of the EU-funded project Direction – due to be completed by 2016—is to demonstrate that very low energy buildings can actually be implemented in practice.

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