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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 […]

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ACEEE Explores How Fuel Economy is Driving the Automotive Market

Car Buyers Rank Fuel Economy as a Top Priority Written by Reuven Sussman, aceee.org, June 12, 2018 The Trump administration is expected to propose any day a rollback of greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, based partly on the notion that Americans are not interested in efficient vehicles. However a new study shows that American consumers consider fuel efficiency one […]

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Rocky Mountain Institute Report: The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios

Written by Ryan Pollin, ERS for Zondits, June 11, 2018 A new Rocky Mountain Institute report, “The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios,” considers four proposed gas plants in different areas of the United States, comparing the cost of their construction and operation to a locale-appropriate mix of clean energy resources – solar, wind, storage, and […]

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The Uncertain Future of Cryptocurrency

As concern grows over bitcoin’s energy use, what’s next for cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency mining is driving up power prices in small towns with cheap electricity. Can Bitcoin be made more efficient, or is the future of crypto in another currency? Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, March 28, 2018 David Bowman started mining bitcoin in his apartment […]