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ISO New England Releases Its Biennial, Long-term System Plan

ISO New England Releases Its Biennial, Long-term System Plan

ISO New England predicts declining loads due to solar, efficiency utilitydrive.com, November 7, 2017 Dive Brief: ISO New England last week issued its biennial, long-term system plan, finding the rise of solar resources along with energy efficiency advances will lead to a 10-year downturn in load growth and summer peak demand. According to the 2017 Regional

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New York City Mayor Announces Buildings Must Increase Energy Efficiency

New York City Mandates Existing Buildings Must Increase Energy Efficiency Clean Technica, September 18, 2017 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced new mandates on building owners to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of existing buildings, in a move that will affect NYC’s 14,500 least-efficient buildings, which together produce 24% of the city’s

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ZNE Market Barriers for K—14 Decision Makers in California

This study investigates decision-making patterns and funding practices, as well as the feasibility of implementing Zero Net Energy (ZNE) in kindergarten through twelfth grade schools (K-12) and community colleges (collectively referred to as “K-14”). While California has seen several notable verified ZNE schools constructed recently, no schools have yet been retrofit to meet this standard;

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Investment in Energy Efficiency Increasing With 70% of Organizations Taking Notice

Investment In Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy On The Rise Facility Executive, October 12, 2017 Global interest and investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy is on the rise: 70 percent of organizations are paying more attention to energy efficiency than a year ago, and 58 percent are expecting to increase investments next year. These are

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Home Energy Efficiency Trends & Data

TOMORROW’S HOME BUYER – TRENDS & DATA POINTS AROUND PREFERENCE, ATTITUDE AND VALUE FOR HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY builderonline.com Over the summer, the U.S. eclipsed 2 million Home Energy Ratings System (HERS) rated homes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to research done by the National Renewable Energy Lab, HERS rated homes made up

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IAC Students Are Helping Manufacturing Facilities Improve Productivity & Save Energy

Bryan Kilgore, ERS, for Zondits The Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) program provides great benefit to the manufacturing sector and engineering students alike. The program provides cost-savings recommendations to industry while giving students on-the-job experience in the energy engineering field. I worked at the IAC at Oregon State University during my undergraduate and graduate degrees. Now

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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

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