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Natural Gas and the Power Generation Mix

U.S. Natural Gas Electricity Efficiency is Always Improving Forbes, April 10, 2016. Image credit: anita_starzycka For electricity, the lifeblood of our modern world, efficiency has been installed as the 1st choice to reduce energy usage and related GHG emissions. Although renewables are ranked 2nd in this critical “loading order,” 3rd ranked natural gas often gets deployed 1st because

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NYSERDA Hosts Energy Management Conference

Lucy Neiman for Zondits, November 11, 2015. Image credit: geralt Join industry experts from across New York State for NYSERDA’s Continuous Energy Management Conference on November 12 in Albany, NY. Presentations will focus on practices such as Strategic Energy Management, Energy Master Planning, Tracking Your Energy Usage, and Funding Your Energy Projects. These sessions are designed

Where Does Your Electricity Come From?

Gita Subramony for Zondits, September 22, 2015. Image credit: TBIT NPR has produced a nifty graphic showing changes in electric generation sources state-by-state from 2004 to 2014. On a national level, the use of coal to generate electricity has dropped from 51% to 40%, while the use of natural gas and renewables has increased on the

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Palo Alto Officially Declares Its Electric Portfolio “Carbon Neutral”

Palo Alto looks to get people to switch off natural gas Palo Alto Online, July 30, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomainPictures Now comes the next challenge: How to get residents to switch off natural gas and plug into clean electricity? The effort, commonly known as “fuel switching,” was sparked by both the city’s switch to a “carbon-neutral”

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5 Ways Electricity Generation Will Be Transformed by 2040

5 Seismic Shifts Shaking Up World’s Energy Use, According to Bloomberg’s NEO EcoWatch, June 25, 2015. Image credit: epSos .de Renewable energy is set to blow past fossil fuels in the next 25 years, attracting nearly two-thirds of the spending on new power plants, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). With

New England Natural Gas and Pipeline Expansions – How Much Do We Need?

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, April 3, 2015 The Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, otherwise known as the Kinder Morgan pipeline, is a natural gas capacity expansion project that aims to deliver more gas from the Marcellus shale fields to New England area power plants, devised by Texas oil and gas company Kinder Morgan. Former Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Governor Trying to Improve the Energy Grid

Massachusetts Governor Hopes to Upgrade Natural Gas Pipelines While Leaving Room for Solar and Wind Energy Gita Subramony for Zondits Charlie Baker, the newly inaugurated governor of Massachusetts, has recognized that his state pays high rates for energy. In an effort to reduce prices the administration has made natural gas infrastructure a priority. Despite the

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