Energy

Distributed Energy Weekly

Innovations in Elevation

Innovations in Elevation

|

Seven billion. That’s the estimated number of elevator journeys taken each day. Elevators are an invisible yet integral part of our increasingly vertical urban culture. And yet the efficiency of this building component is often overlooked.

Elevators often weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds. Lifting and lowering that amount of mass  … Read More

Easing Energy Inequities

Easing Energy Inequities

|

Emissions trading, or cap and trade, is a permit-based approach to controlling pollution that offers companies economic incentives for reducing emissions. The permitting process limits the amount of total allowable emissions while enabling companies to purchase additional permits from those producing fewer emissions.

California’s cap and trade program—the fourth largest in the world according to  … Read More

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

|

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

|

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

Wind Energy’s Inertia

Wind Energy’s Inertia

|

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

|

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

|

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

|

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

|

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

|

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

Microgrids as a Tool for Transformation

Microgrids as a Tool for Transformation

|

Karl Rábago is excited about the future of microgrids. Beyond the provision of clean, reliable power, he sees microgrids as a valuable tool for transforming the existing energy system from the inside out.

For over 25 years, Karl has immersed himself in energy innovation, regulatory policies, and topics relating to  … Read More

Capturing CO2 in Coal Country

Capturing CO2 in Coal Country

|

Wyoming is the nation’s top coal-producing state. According to the US Energy Information Administration’s 2016 statistics, it provides 40% of all coal mined in the US. And the state’s Republican governor is on a mission to limit carbon emissions, a plan that makes many in coal country uncomfortable.

Governor Matt Mead  … Read More

Benefits of Community Microgrids

Benefits of Community Microgrids

|

However they are defined, everyone agrees community microgrids provide benefits. Centralized utility systems and aboveground distribution lines expose customers to regional and local outages, “and while they are highly reliable, centralized utility grids can’t ensure local resilience,” notes Peter Douglass, project manager for the Microgrid Institute, a collaborative organization supporting global development of microgrids and distributed energy  … Read More

Renewables Required

Renewables Required

|

Last week, California became the first state to require solar on new homes. After January 1, 2020, the California Energy Commission’s updated standards will require that newly constructed homes include PV systems.

The new policy applies to both single-family and multifamily houses that are three stories or less and includes  … Read More



Enter Your Log In Credentials
×