Consumers Energy To Cut Coal, Add Renewables by 2040

Consumers Energy To Cut Coal, Add Renewables by 2040

Consumers Energy, the largest energy provider in Michigan, aims to reduce carbon emissions by 80% and completely stop using coal for electricity generation by 2040. The public utility also said it plans to make sure at least 40% of the energy produced by that date … Read more…

FERC Opens US Wholesale Energy Markets To Battery and Electric Storage Systems

FERC Opens US Wholesale Energy Markets To Battery and Electric Storage Systems

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an order allowing the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators. FERC’s vote to open US wholesale energy markets to batteries and other … Read more…

ASHRAE Publishes Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings

ASHRAE Publishes Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) released a new guide for K-12 school buildings. Aimed at owners, contractors, consulting engineers, architects, designers, and administrators, the publication shows how to achieve advanced levels of energy savings while saving on costs. Called “Advanced … Read more…

Alabama School District To Save $14.6 Million with Schneider Electric Project

Alabama School District To Save $14.6 Million with Schneider Electric Project

Blount County Schools’ partnership with Schneider Electric to improve energy efficiency at 20 district facilities is expected to generate $14.6 million in energy and operational savings. Officials from the Alabama school district, located to the north of Birmingham in Oneonta, had wanted to modernize their buildings … Read more…

Energy Efficient Developments More Likely to Gain Community Support: Q&A with CBRE Group’s David Pogue

Energy Efficient Developments More Likely to Gain Community Support: Q&A with CBRE Group’s David Pogue

David Pogue, global director of corporate responsibility for CBRE, talks about how commercial real estate is at the nexus of many issues – energy, waste, water, emissions – and how his company incorporates those issues into its business practices.

DOE Releases Key Fuel Efficiency and Optimization Studies

DOE Releases Key Fuel Efficiency and Optimization Studies

The US Department of Energy just released two new studies related to fuel and engine co-optimization. One study identifies high-octane blendstocks for gasoline to create better performance. The other quantifies the fuel efficiency potential associated with different fuel properties. Both studies were completed by the … Read more…

Wish List Drones Fly Power Lines to Poles in Puerto Rico

Wish List Drones Fly Power Lines to Poles in Puerto Rico

Drones used to be on the futuristic wish list of energy management tools a few years ago. But now real-life commercial drone deployments are picking up, and not just for inspections. Duke Energy reported this week that the company’s drone team used the drones to … Read more…

Willis Tower Becomes Largest Office Building To Earn Energy Star Certification

Willis Tower Becomes Largest Office Building To Earn Energy Star Certification

Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower has earned Energy Star certification, becoming the largest office building and the third largest building overall to have the designation, according to property manager Equity Office. Willis Tower, previously known as the Sears Tower, was originally constructed in 1973. Owned by … Read more…

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University seeks to be fossil-fuel-free by 2050, according to a new plan based on recommendations from a task force made up of students, faculty members, and senior administrators. “An analysis done by the task force found that the full scope of damages associated with … Read more…

AT&T Inks Massive Deal for 520 MW of Wind Power

AT&T Inks Massive Deal for 520 MW of Wind Power

AT&T signed agreements to purchase 520 megawatts of wind power from two NextEra Energy Resources subsidiaries. The massive corporate renewable energy deal calls for 300 MW from Next Era wind farms in Texas and the other 220 MW from the Minco V Wind Farm in … Read more…

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