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New York 101: How New York City gets its electricity

Emily S. Rueb reports in The New York Times on the increasing complexity involved in supplying electricity to customers in the Big Apple. [If you are in New York City] When you turn on a light or charge your phone, … Continue reading

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New York City electricity price spikes 1000%

Jackie Wattles @jackiewattles reports for CNN that days of swelteringly hot weather followed by a thunderstorm warning caused the price of electricity to spike 1000% for New York City Monday (July 25) afternoon. The spot price of electricity was $94 … Continue reading

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This Earth Day, let’s look at how much energy we’ve been using.

Rachel Cluett, Senior Research Analyst for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) provides a retrospective on energy use in the U.S. since the first Earth Day celebration 46 years ago. Earth Day will be celebrated Friday, April 22, … Continue reading

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ACEEE Report: Energy efficiency still less expensive than new power plants

A new report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, “How Much Does Energy Efficiency Cost,” finds that “new” power resulting from energy efficiency efforts is substantially less expensive than the cost of power that would be generated … Continue reading

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The electricity innovation so controversial that it’s now before the Supreme Court

Chris Mooney reports in the Washington Post on the impending sea change in how the electric utility business is evolving–and the complex issues that have summoned the highest court in the U.S. to the bench to address them. FERC. Demand … Continue reading

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These Are Days to Remember

Avalon Energy Services reports that natural gas and electricity prices are really, really low in the wholesale market. Evelyn Teel contributed to this article. The graph above shows daily natural gas prices traded at the Henry Hub, in dollars per … Continue reading

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Four good reasons for community microgrids

Darek Letkiewicz, vice President, O’Brien & Gere (OBG) reports in the third article from the report, “Community Microgrids: A Guide for Mayors and City Leaders Seeking Clean, Reliable and Locally Controlled Energy,” available for free download. OBG is a member of … Continue reading

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EIA: U.S. monthly power sector carbon dioxide emissions at 27-year low in April

The electric power sector emitted 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMmt CO2) in April 2015, the lowest for any month since April 1988, according to the most recent estimates in the Energy Information Agency’s (EIA)* July, 2015 Monthly … Continue reading

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Coons, Moran, Poe, Thompson MLP bill will level the playing field for renewable energy

Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act would give renewable energy projects access to a tax advantage currently available only to oil, gas, and coal projects. WASHINGTON (June 24, 2015) – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Representatives … Continue reading

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For hospitals, capturing waste heat is a natural fit

Kari Lydersen reports in Midwest Energy News on several cases illustrating the operational and economic value of waste heat recovery by hospitals. Last fall, the Gundersen Health System hospital campus in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, generated more energy than it … Continue reading

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