Washington State Regulators Ask Utilities To Account for Coal-Fired Power

Washington State Regulators Ask Utilities To Account for Coal-Fired Power

Washington state regulators sent directives to three major utilities this week asking them to consider the carbon-emission costs of producing electricity from coal-fired plants.

Energy Managers Can Reduce Energy Cost and Risk with Simple Rubric

Energy Managers Can Reduce Energy Cost and Risk with Simple Rubric

The diversity of options for securing energy and power available to an industrial energy manager today are vast and expanding. The complexity of these options is matched only by confusing billing structures. Here’s a simple rubric for evaluating industrial energy supply, along with a critical

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

4 Peak Demand Reduction Strategies

4 Peak Demand Reduction Strategies

Due to the complexity of energy pricing, two identical buildings can consume the same amount of energy and have profoundly different utility bills. Demand charges are a reality for every building but with the right data it is possible to identify and solve the issues that cause

Harvey Update: Refineries Shut Down, Gas Prices Soar, but Ultimate Effects Uncertain

Harvey Update: Refineries Shut Down, Gas Prices Soar, but Ultimate Effects Uncertain

While the ultimate effects of Hurricane Harvey on the energy industry are still unclear, one thing is certain: the storm has significantly slowed production. Flooding caused by Harvey has forced some of the country’s largest refineries to shut down, including some owned by Exxon Mobil, Shell, … Read more…

Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

If the UK wants to control energy prices for businesses, then the government should start encouraging onshore wind farm construction, a recent study commissioned by ScottishPower Renewables concluded. Engineering consulting firm Arup discovered that wind technology has dropped so much in cost that developers could … Read more…

ERC Price Benchmarks: Week Ending 6-23-17

ERC Price Benchmarks: Week Ending 6-23-17

Energy Research Council’s (ERC) national average benchmark price for electricity changed marginally last week, declining just 0.2% to $0.0731 per kilowatt hour.  Only New York shifted noticeably, increasing week-over-week by 1.2%. Prices in Texas also rose last week by 0.9%. The national average electricity price … Read more…

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