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Commentary from Industry Pros
On April 8th, 2015, the Wall Street Journal headline read "Bloomberg Criticizes New York Fracking Ban."
Deloitte's reSources 2014 Survey found a growing number of firms recognizing energy management as essential in corporate growth strategies. This is not a surprising considering that US businesses, institutions and government buildings are losing more than $60 billion/year in overlooked, profitable energy efficiency investments.
The thin film solar cell industry in transition: knockout phase is over - profitability and vertical integration nextPrices of solar cells and solar panels have fallen dramatically over the last few years. This (and state subsidies) has been good for the advancement of this amazing renewable energy source, and solar energy can today be seen as an established energy source, reliable and well distributed, cost competitive with traditional non-renewable energy sources and with a very healthy annual growth in installed solar panels.
Some startling things have happened in the energy world these last few years that continue to shake up personal transportation. The steep downward trend of gasoline prices bumped up against the $2 per gallon mark in December of 2014.
A crucial day of decision in the so-called "War on Demand Response" came on Monday April 27. The Supreme Court announced whether it will review the 2-1 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacating FERC Order 745 in Electric Power Supply Association v. FERC.
Discussions on distributed generation and energy storage seem to dominate the home energy forums. Declining rooftop photovoltaic prices and emerging home-scale battery technologies make for great headlines and bold predictions.
Continuing from previous posts about possible over-crediting for estimated energy savings, I’ve taken a closer look at the method used by regulatory agencies to approve customer-funded efficiency programs.
Solar energy is a booming business across North America. Installations grew 30 percent across the United States in 2014 for the industry’s biggest year yet, but industry expansion also brings consolidation – Ernst & Young reports industry deal values hit a four-year high of $177.1 billion in 2014, with investment and acquisitions both predicted to keep rising in 2015.
Streamlining how utilities conduct energy assessments is valuable in itself, but the often overlooked yet extremely valuable piece of an energy assessment is actually the data collected during the audit. This is the pot of gold for the utility as it helps demystify their customer base and provides deep visibility into premise data the utility may not have access to otherwise.
The home energy management (HEM) market-made up of systems of smart, networked devices that can dynamically adjust energy use within a home-has been evolving dramatically.