Organizations Expect the Ability to Operate Off the Grid in 10 Years, Survey Shows

Organizations Expect the Ability to Operate Off the Grid in 10 Years, Survey Shows

Investments in energy efficiency will increase globally in 2017, according to a new Johnson Controls survey of energy and facility management executives. The survey indicated that spending on energy management will increase based on 1,243 respondents across India, China, Brazil, the US and Germany. Over half of organizations … Read more…

Practical Steps for Energy Managers to Drive a Company’s Sustainability Goals: Advice from General Motors Execs

Practical Steps for Energy Managers to Drive a Company’s Sustainability Goals: Advice from General Motors Execs

Often it falls to the energy manager to drive progress towards a company’s sustainability goals. When this happens, an energy manager is placed in a challenge position: energy managers need to learn the language of sustainability and methods in order to make sure their own energy management … Read more…

Business Must Take Leadership Role in Clean Energy for a Thriving Economy, Says EDF

Business Must Take Leadership Role in Clean Energy for a Thriving Economy, Says EDF

Businesses must take a strong leadership role in terms of clean energy and climate change in order to advance a thriving economy, wrote Tom Murray, VP of EDF+Business in Forbes yesterday. Murray says that a thriving economy actually depends on a thriving environment, and that … Read more…

Massive Marketing Sign in Trenton Undergoes $600K LED Transformation for 20% More Efficiency

Massive Marketing Sign in Trenton Undergoes $600K LED Transformation for 20% More Efficiency

It’s not often we hear of marketing programs that benefit financially from smart energy management moves, but an iconic marketing sign on a toll bridge between Trenton, NJ, and Morrisville, PA, is being upgraded to a new color-changing and energy-efficient LED lighting system under a contract approved … Read more…

‘Energy Management Is Our Bread & Butter,’ Says Walmart’s Joby Carlson

‘Energy Management Is Our Bread & Butter,’ Says Walmart’s Joby Carlson

Last November, Walmart became the first retailer to set a Science Based Target, committing to reducing its own emissions 18% by 2025 from 2015 levels, and to cutting 1 gigaton of emissions from its value chain by 2030. As the largest retailer in the world, … Read more…

Microgrid Use on the Rise with Military and Beyond

Microgrid Use on the Rise with Military and Beyond

The use of a microgrid system could help the US military stay operational in the case of an attack on America’s main electricity grid. The findings were published in a paper by Michigan Technological University engineering and energy policy experts, who say going off-grid — by … Read more…

Industrial Entities in Emerging Economies Adopt EMS Solutions at a Furious Rate

Industrial Entities in Emerging Economies Adopt EMS Solutions at a Furious Rate

Industrial entities in emerging economies are widely adopting comprehensive energy management solutions; China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Mexico and South Africa hold significant promise for the global energy management systems market, according to Transparency Market Research’s new study, Energy Management Systems (EMS) Market … Read more…

College of Southern Idaho Opts to Purchase Geothermal Aquifer

College of Southern Idaho Opts to Purchase Geothermal Aquifer

The College of Southern Idaho has announced that it will move forward with a purchase of Pristine Springs, a geothermal aquifer currently used to heat most of the school’s Twin Falls campus, according to a May 10 report by the Magic Valley Times-News.

Akamai, a Mid-Market Corporation, Invests in Wind Farm Outside Dallas

Akamai, a Mid-Market Corporation, Invests in Wind Farm Outside Dallas

Akamai Technologies, a content delivery network and cloud computing services provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has invested in a Texas wind farm as it attempts to fulfill a promise made a year ago to use renewable energy to power half of its global network operations by 2020.

Lawmakers Launch Advanced Energy Storage Caucus

Lawmakers Launch Advanced Energy Storage Caucus

U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (R-New York) and Mark Takano (D-California) launched the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus in Congress last week, joined by executives from utilities, developers, and manufacturers of storage technologies – including representatives of the Energy Storage Association, AES Energy Storage, S&C Electric, Stem, and National Grid.

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