US Senate Will Tackle Blockchain’s Energy Efficiency — or Lack Thereof

US Senate Will Tackle Blockchain’s Energy Efficiency — or Lack Thereof

  The US Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has planned a hearing on the topic of energy efficiency in blockchain in an effort to better undstand how such technology might impact electricity prices, according to coindesk.com. The hearing will take place Aug. 21. Furthermore, … Read more…

Product Announcement: Emerson’s New Bolted Motor Starters Improves Safety During Hazardous Electrical Work

Product Announcement: Emerson’s New Bolted Motor Starters Improves Safety During Hazardous Electrical Work

  Emerson today introduced a cost-effective, easy-to-install and simple-to-operate alternative to traditional cast and bolted motor starters in the form of its new Appleton® PlexPowersolution. Designed for hazardous, wet or corrosive locations such as oil refineries and chemical plants, the Appleton PlexPower motor starter provides electrical apparatus … Read more…

California’s EV Growth Benefits Outweigh Energy System Costs, Report Says

California’s EV Growth Benefits Outweigh Energy System Costs, Report Says

As California readies for rapid electric vehicle growth, the state’s energy system will require upgrades, but the costs are likely to be low compared to the benefits, according to a new report from Next 10. The nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank takes a close look at how the state’s grid might be challenged or helped by the rise of electric vehicles.

Alaskan City Eliminates Fuel Oil Reliance With Energy-Efficient Retrofits

Alaskan City Eliminates Fuel Oil Reliance With Energy-Efficient Retrofits

The City of Sitka, Alaska, has successfully reduced its reliance on expensive oil through three major energy-efficient retrofits. Renovations to the public library, the US Forest Service Office, and public convention center eliminated the use of fuel oil, according to a new in-depth case study.

San Diego Apartment Complex Retrofit Cuts Electricity Usage 22%

San Diego Apartment Complex Retrofit Cuts Electricity Usage 22%

MG Properties Group reports that a major renovation of its Stonewood Gardens apartment complex in San Diego has reduced energy, electricity, and gas usage.

Using Electricity for Heat Creates Massive Carbon Reductions, RMI Finds

Using Electricity for Heat Creates Massive Carbon Reductions, RMI Finds

Businesses and homes that use electricity for heat instead of fossil fuels can avoid 10% of US carbon emissions, a new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute found.

NV Energy Invests in Renewables as Nevada Eyes Open Electricity Market

NV Energy Invests in Renewables as Nevada Eyes Open Electricity Market

NV Energy has contracted for more than 1 gigawatt of new renewable energy resources to be built in Nevada. At the same time, voters are considering whether to open up the state’s the electric energy market.

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