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5 Big Trends in Home Energy in 2014

December 19, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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Energy concerns might not be the star player when it comes to the connected home, but the past year has shown this issue may actually have a lot more pull than some think. And it isn't just things like consumer devices that are moving the market along.[read more]

Trending Topics in Electricity Today: New Opportunities for Utilities

November 18, 2014 by America's Power Plan

Electricity News Today

The experts of America’s Power Plan discuss new opportunities for electric utilities to drive development of distributed energy resources. By leveraging their social mandate and aggregator status, utilities can become essential enablers for customers to take advantage of new investment opportunities.[read more]

The Top 5 Trends in Soft Grid, 2014 Edition

September 9, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Soft Grid Trends

These are some of the findings that Ben Kellison, GTM Research’s director of grid research, has collected in this handy primer on the key trends in the soft grid over the past year. Some of these transitions are moving along more smoothly. Others are still in their early stages.[read more]

The Need for a Trend Break in the Carbon Intensity of Energy Use

June 30, 2014 by Adam Whitmore
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Carbon Intensity of Energy

There has been some recent discussion about the Kaya identity, which breaks down emissions from energy use into four factors: population, income per capita, energy intensity of the economy (energy used to produce each unit of GDP), and carbon intensity of energy supply (carbon emissions per unit of energy).[read more]

Fuel Economy Standards Drive Down Projected Gasoline Use; Diesel Use, Product Exports Rise

June 27, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Fuel Economy, Use, and Export

In the EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2014, more-stringent vehicle fuel economy standards contribute to a decline in motor gasoline consumption through 2040. Growth in heavy-duty vehicle miles traveled is greater than increasing heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy, contributing to rising diesel fuel demand.[read more]

How Ambitious Are the EPA's Proposed Carbon Dioxide Reductions?

June 5, 2014 by Alex Trembath
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EPA Carbon Ambitions

The Obama administration’s proposed carbon reductions are larger than what the EIA predicts would happen without regulations, but are smaller than reductions that would be achieved if the carbon intensity of the economy or power sector declines at the same pace it did between 2005 and 2013.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: Net Energy Imports in 2013 Lowest in More than 20 Years

April 4, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Net Energy Imports

Total U.S. net imports of energy, measured in terms of energy content, declined in 2013 to their lowest level in more than two decades. Growth in the production of oil and natural gas displaced imports and supported increased petroleum product exports, driving most of the decline.[read more]

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Daniel Yergin: Looking Back and Forward at Big Trends in Energy

February 24, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins
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Big Trends in Energy

Pulitzer prize-winning author and energy analyst Daniel Yergin kicked off the 2014 MIT Energy Conference Friday by looking back at big changes in the energy landscape since the conference launched in 2006—and ahead at three visions for the future of energy.[read more]