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Assessment Analyzes Markets for Marine Energy

Finding Energy Opportunities in the Blue Economy First-of-its kind assessment outlines a dozen promising markets for marine energy energyenvironment.pnnl.gov, September 2018 Waves, as well as ocean and tidal currents, contain tremendous energy. At the same time, many industries need energy sources in or around marine environments. What if you could directly harness ocean energy to […]

A Zondits Interview: Swiss Re Leads the Way as Commercial Tenants Cut Carbon Emissions with NYSERDA

Kelly O’Connell, ERS, for Zondits, August 28, 2018 Zondits recently sat down with John Clifford, Head of Corporate Real Estate & Services (CRES) Americas for Swiss Re, one of the largest international reinsurance companies, to discuss their recent NYC office upgrades. Through participation in NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program, Swiss Re channeled their sustainability goals into […]

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Pennsylvania Schools Recognized with Energy Efficiency Awards

High Schools Honored for Their Commitment to Energy Efficiency Written by Amy Fischbach, tdworld.com, August 14, 2018 Four Pennsylvania high school districts have “moved to the head of the class” in the fifth annual energy efficiency competition sponsored by the Keystone Energy Education Fund (KEEF). The schools displayed a commitment to energy efficiency, exceptional savings, creative low-cost […]

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Michigan Schools Strive for ENERGY STAR Certification

Michigan public educational facilities encouraged to pursue ENERGY STAR certification to help cut energy bills uppermichiganssource.com, September 6, 2018 Michigan has more ENERGY STAR certified K-12 schools than any other state in the Midwest, and it plans to continue its leadership in the coming years by helping Michigan public educational facilities pursue this designation and […]

Google Enlists Artificial Intelligence to Save Energy

Google just put an AI in charge of keeping its data centers cool DeepMind’s neural networks will tweak data center conditions to cut power usage. Written by Steve Ranger, zdnet.com, August 20, 2018 Google is putting an artificial intelligence system in charge of its data center cooling after the system proved it could cut energy use. Now […]

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The Cost of Saving Electricity Across the US

Berkeley lab turns out comprehensive estimate of efficiency cost — and it’s cheap Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, July 7, 2018 Dive Brief: The figure is highly variable, depending on geography and demographics, but on average it costs $0.025 to save a kilowatt-hour of electricity, according to research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The analysis looked […]

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Study Finds That Improving Energy Efficiency Can Mitigate Global Warming

World can limit global warming to 1.5C by ‘improving energy efficiency’ Written by Daisy Dunne, carbonbreif.org, June 4, 2018 It is possible to limit global warming to 1.5C and achieve many of the sustainable development goals without “negative emissions technologies”, a new study finds. The research suggests that improving energy efficiency – chiefly by saving […]