New Jersey BPU Sets “Top Tier” Energy Savings Targets

Originally posted on utilitydive.com on June 11, 2020. Dive Brief: The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on Wednesday approved a framework for Energy Efficiency and Peak Demand Reduction programs, setting five-year savings targets of 2.15% for electric distribution companies and 1.10% for gas distribution companies. According to the BPU and energy efficiency advocates, the targets will result […]

Utility Customers in New Jersey Face Energy Use Mandate

This article was originally published on njspotlight.com on June 11, 2020. Ambitious energy efficiency restrictions should speed state on road to clean-energy goals, curb emissions contributing to climate change. Utilities in New Jersey will be required to reduce how much gas and electricity their customers use after the state approved a comprehensive program mandating those […]

NYC Daytime Electricity Affected Most by Covid-19

This article was originally published on eia.gov on May 22, 2020. Actions to mitigate the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have caused daily weekday electricity demand in New York City to decrease by 16% in April compared with expected demand, after accounting for seasonal temperature changes. However, decreases in the city’s electricity demand have not occurred uniformly […]

Maximizing Grid Energy Storage in Nantucket

This article was originally published on PNNL on Oct. 9, 2019. NANTUCKET, Mass. –  With the simple cutting of a ribbon this week, residents of Nantucket Island, joined by state and local officials and representatives from National Grid, the U.S Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity (OE), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), ushered in […]

Illinois Cracking Down on Energy Efficiency in Cannabis Industry

This article was originally published on energynews.us on Sept. 16, 2019. The state law seeks to avoid blackouts and other grid problems when its marijuana law takes effect Jan. 1. When Illinois’ new law legalizing recreational marijuana takes effect Jan. 1, growers will face some of the strongest energy efficiency and reporting requirements in the […]

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New Process To Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity

Researchers report new thermoelectric material with high power factors Phys, November 14, 2016 Researchers reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they have demonstrated a step forward in converting waste heat – from industrial smokestacks, power generating plants or even automobile tailpipes – into electricity. The work, using a thermoelectric compound composed of […]