Transportation Sector Unveils Surprising Statistics

U.S. Energy Information Administration, Aug. 31, 2020. According to the latest data estimates in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) State Energy Data System (SEDS), people in geographically large states with small populations, such as Alaska, Wyoming, and North Dakota, used twice as much energy for transportation than the U.S. average on a per capita basis. States with … Read more

Utility Customers in New Jersey Face Energy Use Mandate

This article was originally published on njspotlight.com on June 11, 2020. Ambitious energy efficiency restrictions should speed state on road to clean-energy goals, curb emissions contributing to climate change. Utilities in New Jersey will be required to reduce how much gas and electricity their customers use after the state approved a comprehensive program mandating those … Read more

The City of Milwaukee Embraces Energy Savings

City of Milwaukee Reduces Energy Use Intensity by 5%, With Plans to Cut More Written by Emily Holbrook, energymanagertoday.com, March 29, 2018 To date, the City of Milwaukee has reduced energy use intensity by 5%, saving taxpayers on energy-consumption costs. In early March, local business leaders gathered at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to dig into … Read more

ORNL Building Tecnologies Could Cut Refrigerator Energy Use by 40%

ORNL signs agreement with Whirlpool Corp. to develop new energy-efficient refrigerator ORNL, February 25, 2015 The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Whirlpool Corporation are collaborating to design a refrigerator that could cut energy use by up to 40 percent compared with current models. The goal of the cooperative research and development agreement, … Read more

The Natural Refrigerant Set to Reduce Supermarket Energy Use

Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, March 13, 2015 Carbon dioxide refrigerant is being used in 200 Sainsbury’s grocery stores, replacing their old R-404A, hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant. This is not new, as many northern European supermarkets are switching away from HCF refrigerants. What makes this interesting is that the CO2 at these Sainsbury’s stores is created as … Read more

US Government Energy Consumption Lowest Level in Thirty Years

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Energy consumption by U.S. government at lowest level since at least 1975 EIA, February 4, 2015 The U.S. federal government, with thousands of facilities and vehicles in locations across the United States and abroad, is one of the largest energy consumers in the world, but that consumption is declining. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal … Read more

Increasing the PACE for Energy Efficiency Projects

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Clayton: Setting the PACE for energy efficiency Contra Costa Times, January 28, 2015 The city may approve a Property Assessed Clean Energy program allowing homeowners to make energy-efficient home improvements that are financed as a property tax assessment instead of a regular loan. Homeowners could now take advantage of a program first offered to commercial … Read more

Energy Conservation Fueled by Social Pressure

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The Smart, Angry Home The New Yorker, January 5, 2015 Buildings are energy hogs. They require heating and cooling; they churn out hot water; they are thick with light bulbs, microwaves, and refrigerators. In 2013, residential and commercial buildings accounted for forty per cent of all the energy consumed in the United States. Smart meters … Read more

High-Performance Building in Australia Receives Efficiency Award

Energy management software company BuildingIQ was earlier this month awarded Best Commercial Energy Efficiency Project at the Energy Efficiency Council’s national awards for an energy optimisation project at the already high-performance National Information and Communications Technology Australia building in Sydney.