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CityTree

Start-up Develops Artificial CityTree That Efficiently Captures Air Pollutants

Start-up Develops Artificial CityTree That Efficiently Captures Air Pollutants

This artificial tree captures air pollutants 275 times more efficiently than a normal one The Civil Engineer, August 10, 2017 It was developed by a German start-up in order to fight air pollution Air pollution is an issue gaining a lot of attention, as it is responsible for 7 million premature deaths a year according

New Jersey and the Modern Utility

New Jersey’s Energy Future PSE&G for Politico The modern utility faces a new reality: Our customers want – and need – enhanced reliability and resiliency. They want fewer service interruptions and, if the lights do go out, they want power restored quickly. That requires substantial investment. Society also wants cleaner energy with lower emissions, to

Energy Efficiency distributed energy resources

Utility Business Model Greatest Distribution from Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed energy resources pose biggest disruption to utility business model Electrical Light & Power, July 5,2017 Although low natural gas prices and renewables are impacting the utility industry, the biggest disruption is coming from increased penetration of distributed energy resources, as well as the broader digitization of the utility value chain. This is according to

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Energy Efficiency Is One of Our Largest Electricity Resources

While You Weren’t Looking, Energy Efficiency Became One of Our Nation’s Top Energy Resources Union of Concerned Scientists, June 2, 2017 Here’s a fact I bet you didn’t know: in 2015, energy efficiency saved more electricity than was produced by every type of electricity resource in our country but for coal and natural gas. Hydro,

cannabis industry impact on grid

Trends and Observations of Energy Use in the Cannabis Industry

Jesse Remillard and Nick Collins, ERS, for Zondits During the fall 2016 elections, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, and California legalized recreational cannabis, and three other states legalized it for medical use. This brought the total number of states allowing the sale and use of recreational marijuana to 8, with another 28 allowing it for medicinal use.

Better Buildings Initiative

Better Buildings Initiative Stimulates Energy Innovation

Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $1.9 Billion, Achieve their Portfolio-Wide Goal this Year The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the energy-efficiency progress made by the 345 leading public and private sector organizations in the Better Buildings Challenge. These efforts have led to a combined 240 trillion Btus and an estimated $1.9 billion in

vehicle-to-grid EVs

EVs: Cleaner Than Gasoline-Powered Cars and Zero Emissions

Electric Vehicles Good for the Environment & Save You Money Clean Technica, April 18, 2017 Electric cars themselves produce zero emissions when driven, but even if you factor in the emissions from electricity produced in your region that is utilized to power your electric car, it’s extremely likely your electric car is cleaner than a

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