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So What Do We Call What Happened Last Month in Dallas?

On December 11, the Dallas City Council voted 9-6 in favor of one of the most restrictive policies in the country on extracting natural gas. The new ordinance prohibits gas wells from being built within 1,500 feet from a residence, school, church,...

Posted January 4, 2014    

Grid Strain in New England Too Close for Comfort

A nasty winter storm ripped through the northeast December 14, causing a surge in power demand that severely challenged grid reliability for the region.The surge caused electricity demand to peak at 20,182 megawatts (MW), according to the...

Posted January 2, 2014    

LED Holiday Lights Are Brighter, Safer, and Save Money Over Time!

Shopping for lights can a be a tricky situation. In the past, it seemed like every year my family would need to go out and buy new lights when the ones from last year kicked the bucket. But the technology has improved over time, and fortunately...

Posted December 14, 2013    

$1.7 Billion Investment Towards Buffalo Energy Facilities A 'Game-Changer'

There are a lot of great developments going on in Buffalo for the time being: Canalside restoration efforts are beautifying the waterfront, the HARBORCENTER will draw elite youth hockey talent and many spectators, and the new UB medical school will...

Posted November 30, 2013    

One Year Following Sandy, Go Out And Create A (Micro)grid You Can Be Proud Of

It’s tough to believe that only one year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck the Atlantic coast. The devastation from the massive storm was wide-spread and unyielding, knocking out power to over 8.5 million people in a matter of hours. Recovery efforts...

Posted November 9, 2013    

New York City Takes 250,000 Steps Toward Energy Efficiency

The streets of New York City will be a little brighter (literally) over the next few years.Last week NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced a new effort to replace the city’s current amber...

Posted November 2, 2013    

National Association of Manufacturers, Others Plead for Keystone XL Approval

In the latest chapter of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline saga, a coalition of three major U.S. business entities and 168 business leaders from across the country penned a letter to President Barack Obama last week urging him to approve construction...

Posted October 19, 2013    

Will the SEIA Settle the US-China Solar Energy Dispute?

The ongoing trade tension between the United States and China regarding solar energy ramped up another notch on September 20, when China’s Ministry of Commerce announced they are activating preliminary anti-dumping duties on polysilicon imports for...

Posted October 3, 2013    

Google Nearly Doubles Wind Energy Portfolio

For the past few years, Google has been at the forefront of some of the largest projects between the renewable energy industry and the private sector. Collectively, the company has committed over $1 billion to renewable energy projects since 2010....

Posted September 28, 2013    

US Military Doubles Down on Energy Efficiency

If actions speak louder than words, then the United States government is proving how devoted its military is to reducing its carbon footprint, and doing so aggressively.The Obama Administration has been steadfast in its efforts to restructure the...

Posted September 20, 2013    

Niagara Falls Manufacturer Partners with Crayola for Unique Opportunity

Western New York manufacturer JBI, Inc. has announced a unique new partnership with crayon behemoth Crayola. Based out of the American side of Niagara Falls, JBI will operate as a key facility to take part of Crayola’s COLORCYCLE program;...

Posted August 10, 2013    

College, Industry, and a Dairy Farm Join to Generate Energy

Kicked off earlier this month, a new $7 million waste-to-energy facility in Wisconsin is making a concentrated effort to combat one of the more notorious greenhouse gas emissions: methane.Methane gas has been in the news a lot lately; dealing mostly...

Posted July 21, 2013