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Are Europe’s Green Energy Rules Driving Businesses Away?

Karen Henry

European Union (EU) laws targeted at energy security and pollution reduction may have cost the UK as much as $155.6 billion, according to Bloomberg.com. As a result of the laws, Business for Britain said in a recent report, companies are seeking out nations with lower energy prices. Business for Britain has launched a national drive   …Continue Reading


Ford, DTE Energy to Build Michigan’s Largest Solar Array

Karen Henry

Ford Motor Company’s world headquarters will soon be home to Michigan’s largest solar array. The project, funded by DTE Energy, will provide employees with 360 covered parking spaces and 30 charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles. An onsite kiosk will provide visitors with general information about solar power and details about the Ford carport. The   …Continue Reading


Laundry Industry Considers Long Term Energy Management

Karen Henry

The laundering sector is looking to reduce its carbon footprint by 35 percent over the next five years, according to an article in Laundry and Cleaning News International. Before embarking on this effort, the industry publication says that several factors need to be considered. Laundry and linen and uniform rental facilities must first implement any   …Continue Reading


Streams of Air ‘Spot Cool’ Individual Employees

Linda Hardesty

Aqua Products’ Spot Cooling System is a chilled water air conditioning system that provides a stream of cool dry air to individual employees at their work areas. The system is designed for large areas or areas that have added heat from production. The system can take 100 percent outside air and dehumidify and cool it by   …Continue Reading


Smart Manufacturing Will Transform US Industry

Karen Henry

Smart manufacturing—the integration of all facets of manufacturing through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT)—is set to transform the industrial sector and its use of energy, raw materials and labor over the next 20 years. A new report issued by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examines energy savings opportunities in   …Continue Reading


Variable Speed Blowers Save Energy for Effluent Treatment

Linda Hardesty

Pharmaceuticals company Sandoz has achieved up to 17 percent energy efficiency and lower noise levels with Atlas Copco low pressure screw blowers for its effluent treatment plant in Navi Mumbai, India. The aeration process in Sandoz’s effluent treatment plant was previously managed by conventional lobe blowers. After experiencing reliability problems, the company decided to shift   …Continue Reading


Advanced Energy Selected for Accredited Motor Repair Pilot Program

Karen Henry

Advanced Energy has been selected by AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, to assist in the development of an accredited motor repair pilot program. Advanced Energy will be responsible for identifying and certifying four motor service centers across AEP Ohio’s service territory, demonstrating that the motor service centers are capable of repairing motors   …Continue Reading


GDF SUEZ Offers Web-Based Demand Response

Linda Hardesty

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources plans to distribute Viridity Energy’s VPower to any interested customer over 1 MW in aggregate demand. The VPower demand response suite combines usage, pricing and system data to show energy managers how to control their consumption. With VPower, commercial and industrial energy customers can monitor their energy usage, minimize their peaks,   …Continue Reading


Steel Plant Saves 25 million kWh Per Year with Better Fans

Linda Hardesty

ProcessBarron retrofitted four 2,750-hp fans that draft heavy dust-laden gases from an electric arc furnace to a baghouse for air pollution control at the Severstal steel plant in Columbus, Miss. These retrofits have helped the Severstal plant achieve over 25 million kWh per year in energy savings and reduced the plant’s electric arc furnace energy   …Continue Reading


Automotive Market on Track to Be Biggest User of Energy Storage

Karen Henry

The automotive market is on its way to displacing consumer electronics as the biggest user of energy storage, according to a new report from Lux Research, “Finding Growth Opportunities in the $50 Billion Energy Storage Market.” Energy storage will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8 percent to $50 billion in 2020,   …Continue Reading


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