ASHRAE Releases Commissioning Refrigeration Guide

ASHRAE Releases Commissioning Refrigeration Guide

A new guide developed by American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers  outlines a process that could help supermarkets reduce energy costs related to refrigeration as much as 25 percent. The “Refrigeration Commissioning Guide for Commercial and Industrial Systems” guide book, funded in part by the … Read more…

Energy Efficiency Market Face Financing, Big Data Challenges in 2014

Energy Efficiency Market Face Financing, Big Data Challenges in 2014

The efficiency industry, driven largely in 2013 by intelligent innovations such as energy management software and virtual audits, will face financing, big data, education and accountability hurdles this year, according to a survey of executives by GTM Research. A range of efficiency executives speaking to … Read more…

Mining Industry Slow to Adopt Renewable Energy Tech, Report Says

Mining Industry Slow to Adopt Renewable Energy Tech, Report Says

Concern over the volatility of diesel prices, pressure from government regulators and a need to reduce energy costs and carbon footprint will push the mining industry to use more renewable energy, according to a Navigant Research report. Navigant Research forecasts that renewable energy technologies will … Read more…

California’s Electricity Use Remains Flat in Contrast With Rest of US

California’s Electricity Use Remains Flat in Contrast With Rest of US

California’s electricity use has remained flat for the past four decades, while consumption has tripled in the rest of the United States, a result that could be caused by a combination of high prices, stringent energy efficiency regulations and unique demographics in the state. The … Read more…

Ikea Buys Wind Farm to Power Two Irish Outlets

Ikea Buys Wind Farm to Power Two Irish Outlets

Ikea Group has agreed to buy a 7.65 megawatt wind farm currently under construction in Leitrim, Ireland to provide renewable power for its outlets in Dublin and Belfast. Mainstream Renewable Power is building the Carrickeeny wind farm, located in northwest Ireland, and will continue to … Read more…

California Avoids Blackouts Despite Heat Wave, Nuclear Outage

California Avoids Blackouts Despite Heat Wave, Nuclear Outage

The California power grid avoided problems earlier this week despite a heat wave and a nuclear plant outage. The state’s biggest nuclear plant, PG&E’s 1,122- MW Diablo Canyon Power Plant (pictured), shut down on June 27 before the heat wave started, resuming activity just prior … Read more…

Facebook, eBay Promote Clean Energy-Powered Data Centers

Facebook, eBay Promote Clean Energy-Powered Data Centers

Adobe, eBay, Facebook, HP, Salesforce.com and Symantec have partnered with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) on an initiative to promote low-carbon power sourcing for data centers in the US. The newly formed Future of Internet Power will also help Internet companies work more effectively with … Read more…

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