advanced energy

Latin America Green News: Mexico inaugurates biggest solar plant yet, Central America experiences record drought, Colombia is heating up

January 28, 2016 by NRDC Switchboard
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Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America.[read more]

Nuclear News Roundup for 01/17/16

January 18, 2016 by Dan Yurman
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A roundup of nuclear news as of January 17th.[read more]

2015 Goes out with a Burst of New Efficiency Standards: 2016 Promises More Action

The final few weeks of 2015 proved busy ones for new national appliance and equipment standards. The Department of Energy (DOE) completed the biggest energy-saving standard in agency history, along with several important but lower-profile standards which will collectively yield large energy and economic savings. Some of them point the way to much larger future savings. Looking ahead, 2016 looks to be another big year for saving energy and money with improved standards.[read more]

The California Gas Disaster: What Comes Next and Where Else Could it Happen?

January 15, 2016 by EDF Energy Exchange
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The ongoing leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility owned by Southern California Gas has driven more than 2,000 families from their homes in the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles and prompted Gov. Brown to declare a state of emergency. It’s dumped an estimated 83 thousand metric tons of methane into the atmosphere so far (see our leak counter here), with no clear end in sight.[read more]

Supply? Demand? Emotion? The Future Of Crude Oil Futures Volatility

January 14, 2016 by Nathan Randazzo
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Many crude oil market observers point to current global inventory levels to explain today’s low prices. The recent price decline is also attributed to concern about possible future decline in Chinese demand growth.[read more]

Are We Getting Any Closer to the Smart Home? A Look at Trends From CES

January 14, 2016 by Jeff St. John

CES 2016 was a record-breaking year for the Consumer Electronics Show, with more vendors and a bigger exhibition floor than ever before. Seasoned attendees said this was evident in the increasingly competitive smart home space.[read more]

After Paris, It's Time for Canada to Finally Join IRENA

January 14, 2016 by Tyler Hamilton

IRENA is the International Renewable Energy Agency, a UN-affiliated organization established in 2009 to promote awareness and growth of renewable energy technologies on the global stage. It’s a kind of counter-balance to existing agencies that have long represented the fossil fuel and nuclear industries. The idea for IRENA goes as far back as 1981, but it took a quarter century to get the political traction it needed.[read more]

Surprise (Or Not): Saving Energy Saves Energy

January 14, 2016 by NRDC Switchboard
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Stanford and Berkeley researchers recently found that energy-saving devices, like more efficient electrical appliances and better insulated homes and businesses, actually do save us energy. You might be asking - as I often do -- why do we need the nation's top scientists to weigh in on such a statement?[read more]

Sacramento Has the Most Net Zero Buildings of Any City in America

January 13, 2016 by Katherine Tweed
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California has more than half of the net zero buildings in the U.S., according to a new survey from the Net-Zero Energy Coalition. The survey is the first effort to catalog all of the zero energy buildings in North America.[read more]

Hillary Clinton Weighs In on Nevada’s Bitter Solar Fight

January 12, 2016 by Jeff St. John
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When Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sat down with the Las Vegas Sun last week to chat with the newspaper’s editors, the first question wasn’t about jobs, gun control or Benghazi. The first question was about solar.[read more]

The Overlooked Solar Opportunity in India

January 12, 2016 by Katherine Tweed
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The problem of energy access in India is enormous. According to the International Energy Agency, some 237 million Indians (close to a fifth of the population) were living without electricity as of 2015.[read more]

My 2016 Energy Predictions

January 12, 2016 by Robert Rapier
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When I made my annual energy predictions a year ago, I noted that I foresaw a “lot of uncertainty in the energy markets” and indicated that “the direction on several fronts is unclear.” That certainly proved to be the case as numerous pundits – including me – missed on oil price predictions[read more]

In State of State Address, Gov. Cuomo Can Build on Strong Clean Energy & Climate Policies

January 11, 2016 by NRDC Switchboard

2015 was a banner year for clean energy in New York and we look forward to even more action on climate and clean energy in 2016, starting with Governor Cuomo's annual State of the State address this week.[read more]

Year in Review: Top 10 Advanced Energy News Stories of 2015, Part 1

December 14, 2015 by Lexie Briggs

Advanced Energy over the past year.

Advanced energy makes news, and 2015 was proof of that. From American offshore wind finally breaking water to energy storage gigafactories to fundamental changes in the way utilities make money, businesses big and small had impact on the way the world generates and uses energy.[read more]

The Customer is Always Right: Picking Advanced Energy Up and Down Supply Chain

October 27, 2015 by Lexie Briggs
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Advanced Energy and Supply Chains

Here at Advanced Energy Perspectives, the trend has been unmistakable. Large, multi-million and multi-billion dollar businesses are choosing advanced energy over alternatives. From manufacturing giants like AEE member Siemens to consumer-facing brands like Apple, Nike, Starbucks, and Proctor & Gamble.[read more]