4 Reasons You Should Be Optimistic about Sustainable Energy

4 Reasons You Should Be Optimistic about Sustainable Energy

The latest Sustainable Energy in America Factbook showed that 2017 was a landmark year in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Here, the NRDC explores four reasons for optimism about milestones in energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar based on the report.

DOE: A Role for All Fuels In Our Energy Mix

DOE: A Role for All Fuels In Our Energy Mix

News leaked on Friday that President Trump now plans to propose cutting energy efficiency funding and renewable energy programs at the Department of Energy by 72% – but that doesn’t mean the administration isn’t committed to renewables, says the DOE.

Product Announcement: Honeywell Retrofit Unit Extracts 99% of Ethane from Natural Gas

Product Announcement: Honeywell Retrofit Unit Extracts 99% of Ethane from Natural Gas

Honeywell has introduced a high recovery retrofit unit to upgrade existing cryogenic units, enabling them to extract more than 99% of high-value ethane from natural gas. The retrofit technology, which will go into commercial service early this year, will help gas processors  prepare for the predicted surge in

California Dairies Offered New Opportunities for Biogas Production

California Dairies Offered New Opportunities for Biogas Production

Dairies and agricultural companies in California have new opportunities to address methane emissions under a program encouraging the development of diary biogas in the state. Four utilities recently announced they will start accepting proposals for pilot projects that successfully capture and process biogas from dairy … Read more…

Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels with New Tax Plan

Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels with New Tax Plan

President Trump’s tax plan is aimed at cutting taxes and giving corporate America more money to produce more goods and services and to hire more workers to do the jobs that he would anticipate. There are, however, winners and losers in the corporate sector and notably

Microsoft Opens New Gas Data Center Pilot in Seattle

Microsoft Opens New Gas Data Center Pilot in Seattle

About a month after Microsoft announced a partnership with the construction engineering company McKinstry and power generation products manufacturer Cummins to complete the world’s first gas data center, the tech giant officially unveiled the new pilot. The data center in Seattle ditches traditional electrical energy … Read more…

Pork Producer Smithfield Foods Launches Renewable Energy Unit

Pork Producer Smithfield Foods Launches Renewable Energy Unit

Virginia-based pork producer Smithfield Foods announced the launch of Smithfield Renewables, a new environmental initiative to accelerate the company’s carbon reduction and renewable energy efforts, GlobalMeatNews.com reported. Smithfield Foods, a $15 billion company, is the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. The new renewables … Read more…

ERC Price Benchmarks, Week Ending 5/26/17

ERC Price Benchmarks, Week Ending 5/26/17

    For the third week in a row, Energy Research Council’s (ERC) national average benchmark price for electricity rose, this time by 0.82% to $0.0760 per kilowatt hour.  Prices increased most in the District of Columbia (2.2%), Texas (1.7%), Massachusetts (1.6%), Ohio (1.3%), Connecticut … Read more…

Boston Medical Center’s $15M, 2-MW CHP Plant Goes Live

Boston Medical Center’s $15M, 2-MW CHP Plant Goes Live

Boston Medical Center, the busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England, went live on April 24 with a $15 million, natural gas-fired, 2-MW combined heat and power plant (CHP or cogeneration) that is expected to save the hospital about $1.5 million on its energy costs annually.

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