Energy Information Administration Projects 0.6% Annual Growth in Emissions

Energy Information Administration Projects 0.6% Annual Growth in Emissions

The US Energy Information Administration projects that growth in global carbon dioxide emissions from energy-related sources will slow to 0.6% per year through 2040 despite increased energy consumption, according to the EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017. That rate is slower than the 1.8% annual growth … Read more…

California Heads for 50% Clean Energy Production by 2020

California Heads for 50% Clean Energy Production by 2020

California’s major utilities are on track to meet or exceed the state’s target of 33% renewable energy by 2020 and investor-owned utilities project they will actually get to 50% by then, according to a new report from the California Public Utilities Commission. The state’s gains … Read more…

Trane and Ice-Based Energy Storage Company CALMAC Join Forces

Trane and Ice-Based Energy Storage Company CALMAC Join Forces

Commercial thermal energy storage just got a boost. Ingersoll Rand’s HVAC and building management systems brand Trane acquired CALMAC Corporation, a privately-held manufacturing company based in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, that specializes in ice-based energy storage technologies. CALMAC’s IceBank ice storage tanks work with Trane’s … Read more…

Leading Commercial Real Estate Owners Reduce Energy Consumption

Leading Commercial Real Estate Owners Reduce Energy Consumption

A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance published this week shows that leading commercial real estate owners have demonstrated significant energy reductions since 2009. The report tracked and analyzed 8,684 properties owned or managed by Greenprint members located across … Read more…

General Electric To Sell Energy-Focused Startup Current

General Electric To Sell Energy-Focused Startup Current

During a presentation to shareholders in New York this week, General Electric CEO John Flannery said he plans to sell off the energy-focused startup Current in the next year or two, Boston Business Journal reported. Since launching in 2015, Current has collaborated on major energy … Read more…

CBRE Plans Lighting-Based Building Analytics Test

CBRE Plans Lighting-Based Building Analytics Test

Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE will start testing Internet of Things lighting powered by Gooee in its Amsterdam office early next year, LEDs Magazine reported this week. CBRE, which brought in over $13 billion in revenue last year, views IoT … Read more…

JPMorgan Chase Retrofits Detroit Branches

JPMorgan Chase Retrofits Detroit Branches

JPMorgan Chase plans to retrofit more than 70% of Detroit branches with LED lights and new building management systems, the Michigan Chronicle reported on Wednesday. These retrofits are paired with a $900,000 investment aimed at supporting sustainable infrastructure projects in the city. The new retrofits … Read more…

Amazon Requests Discounted Power for New Ohio Data Centers

Amazon Requests Discounted Power for New Ohio Data Centers

Testifying before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, an Amazon representative requested discounts on energy rates prior to the construction of 12 additional data centers in the state, DataCenter Knowledge reported. Amazon energy initiatives manager Charles Daitch, whose role supports Amazon Web Services, testified on … Read more…

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