Clean Grid Technology, Efficiency in Action, Energy Storage, Markets & Business

The Northwest Works to Electrify its Transportation Systems

3 Dec , 2018  


Electrifying the Transportation Sector in the Northwest Written by Carol Winkel, nwcouncil.org, December 3, 2018 At its October meeting, Council members heard from representatives from Link Transit and Chelan PUD on their efforts to electrify transportation in the Northwest. Although demand for electricity from the transportation sector is currently limited in the region, growing sales of electric […]

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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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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

DC Tops the EPA’s List for Most Energy Star Certified Buildings

3 Apr , 2016  

energy star certified buildings

Washington, DC Tops EPA’s List of Cities with the Most Energy Star Certified Buildings/Energy efficiency leads to a stronger economy and healthier environment EPA, March 30, 2016. Image credit: patticake1601 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its eighth-annual “Top Cities” list, which ranks the 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Significant Energy Savings Without Spending a Lot of Money

21 Jul , 2015  

D.C. couple on a tight budget tries for ‘net-zero’ power on fixer-upper home The Washington Post, July 16, 2015. Image credit: Antranias Patrick Hughes and Amy Sticklor began their do-it-yourself approach in fall 2013, shortly after purchasing their first home in Washington’s Atlas District. Instead of replacing big-ticket items such as the aging furnace and boiler […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

D.C. Tops the EPA’s List for Most Energy Star Buildings

26 Mar , 2015  

D.C. Overtakes L.A. as Nation’s Energy-Efficiency Leader Washington City Paper, march 25, 2015 Take that, L.A.: For the first time, D.C. has topped the five-year leader in energy-efficient buildings to take the Energy Star crown. The Energy Star program, launched by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1999, rewards energy-efficient commercial buildings, which on average use 35 percent […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

The Value of Microgrids in DC

5 Feb , 2015  


D.C. to provide money for microgrid, district energy research Fierce Energy, February 4, 2015 While researchers and scientists are still working on perfecting the technologies for microgrids, it has not slowed their implementation. The District of Columbia is providing grants for microgrids, district energy, and related research as part of an effort to its greenhouse […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Yahoo Data Center Wins Efficiency Award

3 Feb , 2015  


Feb. 2, 2015: Yahoo Wins Data Center Energy Efficiency Award with Cooling Optimization ACHR News, February 2, 2015 Yahoo was named as winner of the 2014 Data Center Dynamics North American Award, “Improved Data Center Energy Efficiency,” for its joint data center project with SynapSense®, a Panduit company, that is saving 7.5 million kilowatt hours […]

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