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Physicist Warns of Need for Regulated Wind Turbine Rotation

1 Apr , 2021  

Brian McCowan, 4/1/21. Famed Scottish Physicist Amadan Burraidh is warning that the growth of wind energy could be disastrous if the direction of blade rotation is not regulated. He states that 96% of the large wind turbines in the northern hemisphere turn counterclockwise. Zondits has confirmed the accuracy of this data through government and industry […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Transportation Sector Unveils Surprising Statistics

31 Aug , 2020  

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 […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

ASHRAE Research Identifies U.S. Refrigerant Safety Concerns

23 Apr , 2018  

Refrigeration System

U.S. lags in flammable refrigerant safety Written by Mark Hamstra, hydrocarbons21.com, April 2, 2018 As the U.S. adopts the use of larger charges of flammable hydrocarbon refrigerant, it can learn from the safety standards and guidelines already in place in other regions, said Bill Goetzler, managing director, Navigant Consulting. Speaking at the AHR Expo in […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

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

19 Jan , 2016  

2016 state of the union

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, 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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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

US Leads in Cleantech Investment, Lags in Greenhouse Gas Reduction

5 Jun , 2015  

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, June 5, 2015. Image credit: Avivlirangal California research nonprofit Next 10 has benchmarked a number of climate change-related statistics, and found a new way to quantify global leaders and laggers. Of the fifty largest greenhouse gas-emitting nations, the United States ranks #1 in clean technology investment, #1 in total renewable generation, and […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

US Government Energy Consumption Lowest Level in Thirty Years

5 Feb , 2015  

us-government

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 […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

How Will the GOP Victory Effect Energy Efficiency?

15 Dec , 2014  

Following recent GOP election gains, efficiency advocates are taking a glass-half-full approach, emphasizing bipartisan support for efficiency mandates and missions, including among Republicans like Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner.

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Poll Shows US Voters in Favor of Renewable Energy Tax Credit

10 Dec , 2014  

The survey found that the 73 percent of registered voters are supportive of the PTC, with 42 percent being “strongly supportive” of the credit. Sixty-three percent of registered Republicans, 74 percent of Independents and 83 percent of Democrats support the PTC. Nineteen percent said they oppose extending the credit.

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

The 2014 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Scorecard: A Zondits Synopsis

22 Oct , 2014  

Each year the ACEEE ranks each of the states and the District of Columbia based on their energy efficiency policies and actions. The yearly rankings are a great way to see how efficiency is progressing (or stalling) across the United States.

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