Emerging Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Utilities Grapple with a Growing Cryptocurrency Market

29 Mar , 2018  


Written by Allison Donnelly, ERS for Zondits, March 29, 2018 Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen an unprecedented boom in the last year, going from a speculative, fringe industry often associated with its use in shady industries to a major financial market player. At the same time, cryptocurrency mining – the “minting” of new “coins” […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Santa Monica Soon Requiring Zero-Net Energy New Constructions

7 Nov , 2016  

Santa Monica City Council Votes in the World’s First Zero-Net Energy Building Requirement; Implementation Begins in 2017 City of Santa Monica Newsroom, October 27, 2016 The Santa Monica City Council voted this week to approve an ordinance requiring all new single-family construction in the City of Santa Monica to be zero-net energy (ZNE), the first […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Obama Addresses Climate Change and Energy in the 2016 State of the Union

19 Jan , 2016  

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Obama On Climate and Energy in 2016 State of the Union Inside Climate News, January 13, 2016 Here are the parts of President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address that were about energy and climate change, taken from the text prepared for delivery: But even if the planet wasn’t at stake; even if 2014 […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

The Energy Debate in Michigan

25 Mar , 2015  

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Rowe: Government stacks deck against renewable energy The Detroit News, March 24, 2015 Gov. Rick Snyder recently gave an address on energy and, as expected, his approach included market-based solutions, the notion that the market should take care of renewable energy development. As a professor of renewable energy and energy management for more than 30 […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Ending Michigan’s Coal Dependency

18 Mar , 2015  

Michigan’s crisis: Can the coal-heavy state embrace renewables and efficiency? Utility Dive, March 17, 2015 Michigan officials and electric utilities are rushing to solve the state’s power difficulties ahead of significant expected capacity shortfalls. Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) unveiled a broad strategy that calls for significantly more renewables and energy conservation programs in a state traditionally […]

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Building Technology, Emerging Technology, HVAC

Enhancing Technology-Enabled Efficiency for Peak Performance

16 Mar , 2015  

Matching HVAC Performance to Its Potential Energy Manager Today, March 6, 2015 High efficiency HVAC systems have the potential to achieve efficiencies as high as 98 percent. However, these ratings are generally only achieved under ideal conditions. Real-world energy efficiency is often much lower. If ducts or radiators are not properly sized for a building […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Eiffel Tower Now Home to Two Wind Turbines

27 Feb , 2015  

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Paris Has Turned the Eiffel Tower Into a Wind Energy Machine TakePart, February 24, 2015 Just how serious is Paris about cutting the City of Light’s carbon footprint? Serious enough to install two wind turbines on the iconic Eiffel Tower. The turbines, made by UGE, are not the giant windmill-type machines you see on wind […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Debunking Solar Energy’s Biggest Myths

25 Feb , 2015  


11 Solar Energy Mythbusters Care2, February 6, 2015 Don’t think solar works for you? You could be wrong! A lot of myths swirl around solar energy that prevent people from making a well-informed decision about whether it’s right for them. PURE Energies, an NRG Home Solar Company, tackled 10 of the biggest myths about solar energy that you SHOULDN’T […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

PERFORMER Project Aims to Monitor Energy Performance

25 Feb , 2015  

Better monitoring for energy efficiency in buildings Phys.org, February 23, 2015 The past five years have seen energy efficiency in buildings moving from a welcomed addition to a sector priority. Unfortunately, well-defined targets do not always translate in effective measures: gaps between projected and actual performance can be huge, resulting in poor return on investment. […]

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