Primary energy consumption in the United States reached a record high of 101.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2018, up 4% from 2017.
Regulations are being passed to reduce single-use plastics. Here’s a view on packaging trends and suggestions to kick plastic packing to the curb.
Make your Black Friday green–with energy efficiency Maxine Chikumbo, smarterhouse.org, November 19,2018 Sales promotions have already begun, but holiday shopping kicks into high gear this Friday (Black Friday), followed by Cyber Monday. It’s the perfect opportunity to buy gifts that will save your friends and family money long after the eggnog is gone and the […]
How can blockchain save energy? Here are three possible ways. Written by Ethan Rogers, aceee.org, October 16, 2018. Blockchain is generating a lot of buzz as a promising system to verify and track peer-to-peer transactions in the energy sector. It could have multiple applications although there is still debate about which, if any, will work […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]