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Silent But Deadly

Silent But Deadly

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Electricity generation supplied by natural gas-fired power plants has increased from 30% of US electricity generation in the summer of 2014 to a forecasted 37% this summer, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The amount of electricity generation coming from coal, on the other hand, will fall to an  … Read More

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Business Energy magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Business Energy  … Read More

Industry Announcements

Industry Announcements

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Read the latest industry news in the field of energy management and controls, efficient lighting and HVAC systems, retrofits and upgrades, onsite power generation (both prime and standby), renewables, and energy storage.  … Read More

Powering Ports

Powering Ports

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Ports are high-traffic, energy-intensive transportation hubs and critical national entry points. In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and augment energy resiliency, the Port of San Diego is planning to install a solar-powered microgrid—a project that could serve as a landmark for other harbors.

The Port of San Diego is  … Read More

Metal-Organic Frameworks

Metal-Organic Frameworks

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Some of today’s greatest energy efficiencies are born at the interface of water and energy conservation. A new filtering material used for desalination has introduced the possibility of efficiency gains by facilitating the removal of sodium from seawater or process brine while simultaneously extracting lithium.

Modern desalination plants typically use  … Read More

CHP and Microgrids—A Profitable Pair

CHP and Microgrids—A Profitable Pair

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Often, two technologies emerge more or less simultaneously, and then reinforce each other as mutually compatible technologies. In doing so, they can create a kind of synergy together and make one another more efficient, more cost-effective, more profitable, and more useful—like a pair of horses working together to pull a  … Read More

Wind Energy’s Inertia

Wind Energy’s Inertia

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Today, wind turbines spin gracefully across the California desert; they tower over Iowa cornfields, and stand watch off coastal waters. Wind power is emerging as an increasingly viable power source.

The domestic US market for offshore wind has gained momentum recently due to both declining costs and supportive policies. Current  … Read More

How Thermal Energy Storage Saves on Peak Power Usage

How Thermal Energy Storage Saves on Peak Power Usage

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For more than 25 years, retailer JCPenney has relied on ice-based energy storage from CALMAC to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs. In 2015 alone, the retailer’s headquarters in Plano, TX, reduced its annual energy bill by more than $100,000.  … Read More

Destination: Decarbonization

Destination: Decarbonization

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According to scientific consensus, the future of climate stabilization depends upon the decarbonization of energy systems and the reduction of global greenhouse-gas emissions. The electrification of buildings, power industry researchers explain, is an important step on the path to decarbonization.

A European study conducted by the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project indicates  … Read More

Energy Storage for Demand Response

Energy Storage for Demand Response

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With new projects emerging domestically and globally, battery energy storage is becoming an increasingly economical and effective solution for addressing demand management.  … Read More

Energy’s Evolution

Energy’s Evolution

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What does the future hold for microgrids? According to Peter Asmus, Research Director for microgrids at Navigant Research, as inertia carries the market forward in the coming decade, microgrids will present opportunities for new business models and technologies as well as an energy landscape transformed by distributed generation sources.

Peter’s research  … Read More

V2G Solutions

V2G Solutions

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California has set ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through both the addition of renewable energy generation sources and the electrification of transportation. But these concurrent initiatives have raised questions about how the grid will accommodate the additional resources and coordinate demand.

Three policies are in place to advance the  … Read More



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