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A Concept for Optimizing Strategic Energy Infrastructure?

April 14, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Optimal Energy Infrastructure

A timely new report published by the World Economic Forum in April 2014 titled “Strategic Infrastructure Steps to Operate and Maintain Infrastructure Efficiently and Effectively” addresses an important area for necessary investment globally: infrastructure.[read more]

How Japan Replaced Half its Nuclear Capacity with Conservation and Efficiency

April 10, 2014 by Justin Guay
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Japan Fuel Changes

After the Tohoku earthquake three years ago, Japan was in a seemingly impossible situation. A tremendous amount of conventional generation capacity, including the entire nuclear fleet, was unavailable and the country faced the risk of power cuts during summer consumption peaks.[read more]

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Energy Efficiency Investment: Is Europe Open for Business?

March 26, 2014 by Clare Taylor

So far the European Commission recent climate and energy proposals lack a 2030 target for energy efficiency. But investing in energy-efficient buildings makes sense for carbon abatement and Europe's fuel import bill. According to Dr Steve Fawkes, investor confidence is what is needed most.[read more]

The Global Race to Energy Efficiency Starts with Just One Step [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 12, 2014 by Nick Blandford

Race to Energy Efficiency

How much energy was generated by all the participants in the 2013 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris? Take a look a this infographic and see how the energy generated by all the 2013 runners could light up the Eiffel Tower for three nights![read more]

Opportunity: Plugging US Oil and Natural Gas System Methane Leaks

March 6, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Methane Leak Opportunity

A new methane emission study released recently details sources and potential costs associated with reducing emissions of the potent greenhouse gas from US energy infrastructure. The study found the US oil and gas industry could significantly reduce methane emissions using existing technology[read more]

The US Smart Thermostat Market Is Potentially Massive

February 22, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Smart Thermostat Market

Programmable thermostats have been on the market for a long time. In fact, the technology's roots go all the way back to 1885, when Albert Butz invented the "damper flapper," a regulated pulley system that automatically controlled air flow to a coal furnace.[read more]

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Energy Efficiency: The Italian Job

January 31, 2014 by Clare Taylor

The work of one small provincial energy agency located in rural Italy has led to investment of over EUR 90 million in energy efficiency in the region, as the Province of Chieti aims for a ‘new economy’ based on the idea of the fight against waste.[read more]