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Natural Gas Season on Pace for Record Refill

Karen Henry

Working natural gas in storage is on pace to meet the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) expectations for a record overall build. The current Short-Term Energy Outlook projects a record build of close to 2,600 billion cubic feet (Bcf) from the beginning of April through the end of October, which would put inventories at 3,431   …Continue Reading


Don’t Miss Energy Efficiency Opportunities

Jennifer Hermes

Remember when energy efficiency was just a whisper? No, you probably don’t, because that was decades ago! Energy efficiency is not a new concept; it’s not a new idea that you get to use to “disrupt” the built environment. Building energy efficiency is a well-seasoned concept…now, somewhere along the way we decided that efficient meant   …Continue Reading


Diageo Purchases Natural Gas Sourced from Landfill

Linda Hardesty

Diageo, a wine, beer and spirits company, expanded its commitment to purchase natural gas in Canada from Bullfrog Power. Diageo extended its existing commitment to purchase natural gas for its Gimli, Manitoba, facility and will also now purchase natural gas for its Valleyfield, Quebec, location. Both facilities are committed through 2016. Sourced from a methane-capture   …Continue Reading


Obtaining Rebates for Energy Efficiency Projects

Linda Hardesty

RealWinWin is a Philadelphia firm that helps businesses obtain rebates and incentives from utilities in order to conduct energy efficiency projects. In 2003, the company pioneered rebates administration, a service to collect energy-efficiency rebates and incentives. Now, RealWinWin has customers who, collectively, own or manage more than one billion square feet of commercial space. Doug   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency: the Hidden Benefits

Jennifer Hermes

I was fortunate to have been the construction and environmental manager for the largest conversion from No. 6 oil to natural gas so far in NYC. Three large boilers, providing heat and domestic hot water for 8 high-rise apartment buildings and other areas, were upgraded in preparation for the fuel switch. It is now two   …Continue Reading


EMEX Revises Natural Gas, Energy Outlook for 2014, 2015

Karen Henry

Due to shifting market conditions and record amounts of natural gas being stored, technology firm EMEX has revised its estimates for natural gas price averages for the remainder of 2014. EMEX’s analysis found that natural gas prices are likely to stabilize in the same price range as they did in 2010 and 2011. The Polar   …Continue Reading


Financing Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings: Creative Options

Jennifer Hermes

Energy efficiency has become a proven way of reducing costs and improving profits in commercial facilities. From lighting retrofits –including the rapid adoption of LED lighting – to HVAC upgrades to window replacements, energy efficiency improvements often pay for themselves fairly quickly. The issue is that you need to pay for these projects before they   …Continue Reading


Just Energy Selects Eka Software for Energy Trading

Linda Hardesty

Just Energy selected Eka Energy to manage trading, risk management, scheduling and settlement for its natural gas and power operations. Just Energy is a retailer of natural gas, electricity and green energy, serving nearly 2 million customers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Just Energy is the parent company to Amigo Energy,   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency Finance in Plain English: An Intro to Leases

Jennifer Hermes

According to our most recent survey of C&I energy efficiency professionals, the most cited barrier to energy efficiency project approval is the lack of budget. Whether upgrading a chiller, installing solar, or bundling projects under a whole-building retrofit, energy efficiency projects require large upfront investments, which many building owners have not budgeted. As a result,   …Continue Reading


Polar Vortex Post Mortem

Linda Hardesty

Electricity suppliers are still analyzing the 2013-2014 winter ‘Polar Vortex’ in the Northeast US, which caused energy prices to spike. According to a white paper issued by ConEdison Solutions, the most-powerful contributors to the high prices were pipeline constraints that elevated the cost of transporting natural gas to electric generators in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. In   …Continue Reading


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