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Commentary from Industry Pros
A little over a year ago, PSEG launched an employee electric car incentive program. As part of the program, the company set aside 13 spots at its Newark, New Jersey headquarters for electric cars. Participants would get free charging and free parking (important in Newark) guaranteed for three years (matching the length of a car lease).
To assist our readers who are looking to become experts at managing their facility's energy consumption, we turned to Hines Interests Limited Partnership, which has one particular technique that not only leads to lower energy bills, but also a personalized check in the mail.
Business leaders have traditionally focused on productivity, competition and the bottom line. But these days, they must also focus on what might now be their biggest cost - energy. And to do that, they need what is known as an energy management policy.
Many Americans know about the importance of saving energy and water. But few know about the drops-to-watts connection-that it takes energy to pump, heat, treat, and deliver the water we use every day for showering, bathing, cooking, and cleaning. In fact, homes with electric water heaters spend one-fourth of their total electric bills just to heat water.
Matthew Cohen, Energy Management Practice Leader with DRI, interviews Jon Hilberg, President & CEO of KMC Controls, who talks about new technology and talent acquisition in the Building Automation space.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) is more than 1,600 pages long and difficult to navigate. Since EPA delegated authority to the states for developing compliance plans as part of their State Implementation Plan (SIP) requirements under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, state-specific policies and plans will guide implementation activities and compliance reporting.
Don't look now, but your energy bill is going to be about two percent higher than it was last year, according to the Federal Energy Information Administration. The rise is attributed to higher costs of fuels used in energy generation. But maybe it's better that you do look, and closely, too, because there are plenty of ways to trim down your energy bill.
India's crash plan of over 20 years to step up coal production is now in a shambles. It's now back to the policy-drought that crimped the industry before 1993. The demand-availability gap in coal that meets over 55% of the economy's total energy needs has progressively worsened in the mean time.
Imagine getting paid, or otherwise compensated, for not using energy! It's a reality these days, and it's known as demand response. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission defines demand response as "actions voluntarily taken by a consumer to adjust the amount or timing of his energy consumption."
When Mexico reformed its energy markets to attract foreign investment, analysts focused bullish outlooks on natural gas and petroleum. And without a doubt, the country will attract billions in new fossil fuel projects.