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A Finger on the Pulse of Collection Operations

A Finger on the Pulse of Collection Operations

There’s an old saying in the solid waste industry that a waste management company does not make money by picking waste up, so much as it does by putting it back down again. That is to say, the labor-intensive act of collecting waste is not as profitable as capital-intensive disposal

When Are Lighting Retrofits a No-Brainer?

When Are Lighting Retrofits a No-Brainer?

According to the US Energy Information Administration, in 2012, the commercial sector—commercial and institutional buildings and public streets and highways—consumed about 274 billion kWh for lighting. This was about 21% of commercial sector electricity used.

From Titusville to Tycoons

From Titusville to Tycoons

The evolution of the oil and gas drilling industry in the US has all the essential components of a blockbuster adventure novel—colorful characters, challenging landscapes, spectacular discoveries, deals and dollars, and a lot of each of them.

Why Solar, Why Now?

Why Solar, Why Now?

It became undeniable last year that renewable energy in general, and solar energy in particular, had reached its tipping point. After decades of promise and struggle through adverse market conditions, while incrementally improving its tech­nological performance, solar energy was poised to take off. And take off it did.

Many communities are considering, researching, or implementing microgrid solutions. The underlying rationale often involves complex business, operational, and economic issues. See our FREE Special Report: Understanding Microgrids. Download it now!

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Energy Theft: A Growing Problem

Energy Theft: A Growing Problem

This is not a case of masked burglars demanding that you hand over your electricity. Nevertheless, slightly more discrete thieves are stealing power at a high rate.

Industry experts estimate that $6 billion of electricity is stolen in the US each year. It ranks as the third-most stolen item, after credit

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