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Commentary from Industry Pros
I believe that global energy efficiency is the bridge between economic development and the environment.
The trend toward an idealistic, even starry-eyed, fixation on renewable energy is a source of annoyance and threat for many utility executives.
Multi-State compliance approaches, part I: Compact clause
On December 18th, 2015 Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 which among many things extended the expiration date of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) that have long been a catalyst for the development of new renewable energy projects.
In today's rapidly changing energy industry, efficiency measures seldom show up in the headlines-slow, steady improvements simply don't have much `sizzle.' But while they may be boring, these slow, steady improvements are rewriting the rules in the utility industry.
Not surprisingly, business owners are focused on running a successful business-it takes time, energy and money to keep customers, employees and other stakeholders satisfied while maximizing profits.
Extreme weather events the first harmful disruptive effects of Global Warming are killing thousands of people around the world, already affecting increased flooding at high tides and causing billions of dollars of damage, and all of these effects are caused by our continued consumption of fossil fuels, petroleum, natural gas, propane and coal.
In my last article, I discussed some of the challenges to commercial efficiency programs due to changing markets.
Independent energy districts can enable building owners to produce their own power and heat.
Throughout western US, particularly in the southwest and California, peak electrical demands during hot summers are extremely expensive for utilities and customers.