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Building Technology, HVAC, Intelligent Efficiency

Furnaces Continue to Waste Gas Under Trump Administration

1 Oct , 2020  

aceee.org, 10/01/2020. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) moved one step closer today to blocking a future administration from cutting the amount of natural gas wasted by furnaces and water heaters. Two of the biggest energy needs in most buildings are heating the air and heating the water. According to DOE, they together account for 62% […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Hydrogen is Key Element in Bloom Energy’s New Market Launch

15 Jul , 2020  

Originally published by greentechmedia.com, July 15, 2020 Shares of Bloom Energy surged nearly 40 percent on Wednesday, lifting the fuel cell maker above its initial public offering price for the first time since 2018, after the California-based company announced it would enter the commercial hydrogen market. Bloom’s core product is its Energy Server, which converts […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Gas Efficiency Programs are Saving Energy and Costs

8 Jun , 2020  

This article was published on utilitydive.com on June 1, 2020. Dive Brief: Natural gas energy efficiency programs run by utilities saved energy at a cost of about $0.40/therm from 2012 to 2017 — less than half of the national average retail price of gas during that period, according to new research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

New Gas Pipeline Idea Threatens Peace of Moratorium Lift

4 Dec , 2019  

This article was originally published on utilitydive.com on Nov. 25, 2019. Dive Brief: National Grid has agreed to lift its moratorium on new gas service applications in downstate New York for a two-year period, after striking a deal with the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, announced Monday. The utility will begin processing applications that have been […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Microgrids Keeping Airlines Ready for Takeoff

12 Nov , 2019  

This article was originally published on cnbc.com on Nov. 3, 2019. Should airports go off the grid? Pittsburgh International Airport — and others — think so. Remember that 11-hour power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in December 2017 that canceled hundreds of flights, stranded thousands of passengers and cost Delta Airlines alone an estimated $50 million […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

NEEA Study Provides Insight on the Future of C-RTUs

5 Nov , 2019  

This report was originally prepared for and published by NEEA. Condensing rooftop units (C-RTUs) have been identified as an efficient natural gas technology with energy savings potential in Northwest commercial buildings. C-RTUs face several challenges in becoming a widespread technology, including higher upfront cost, added complexity managing condensate, contractor unfamiliarity with the technology, and limited […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Renewables

Rocky Mountain Institute Report: The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios

12 Jun , 2018  

Written by Ryan Pollin, ERS for Zondits, June 11, 2018 A new Rocky Mountain Institute report, “The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios,” considers four proposed gas plants in different areas of the United States, comparing the cost of their construction and operation to a locale-appropriate mix of clean energy resources – solar, wind, storage, and […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Brewing Company Runs With $4 Million Solar and Natural Gas Powered Unit

20 Feb , 2018  

Beer Maker Sierra Nevada Lauded for Energy Efficiency Energy Manager Today, January 19, 2018 Beer giant Sierra Nevada runs its massive brewing operations with energy from a $4 million unit that delivers solar energy and natural gas, with a slight draw from utility reserves. According to chicoer.com, the Chico, California-based company made its mark when it installed […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

New England Faces Risk of Rollings Blackouts Without New Pipelines

19 Feb , 2018  

Pipeline

New England grid operator warns of rolling blackouts without new pipelines Telegram, Janurary 19, 2018 THE ISSUE: While New England has become increasingly reliant on natural gas to produce electricity, some say pipeline capacity hasn’t kept pace with demand. THE IMPACT: Grid operator ISO New England warns that fuel insecurity could lead to rolling blackouts […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Amsterdam to Reduce Natural Gas Usage

15 Dec , 2016  

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Currently, 90% of the homes in Amsterdam use natural gas to provide heat. City Lab takes a look at how the Netherlands’ capital is planning on moving away from natural gas as a heat source. The city is planning on switching buildings over to a district heating system, starting with […]

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