Vail Vows to Invest $25M in Energy Saving Projects

Vail Vows to Invest $25M in Energy Saving Projects

Vail Resorts plans to invest $25 million in energy saving projects like low-energy snowmaking equipment, green building design and construction, and more efficient grooming practices and equipment, as part of its efforts to reach zero net emissions by 2030. This will reduce the company’s electricity … Read more…

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

A prison in Illinois will benefit from more than $33 million in energy and water savings thanks to an energy savings performance contract (ESPC); the ESPC project is expected to reduce energy consumption by 53% across 13 main buildings, leading to significant reductions in utility and … Read more…

Rebound Technologies Secures $1.2 Million Investment for Energy-Saving Refrigeration Tech

Rebound Technologies Secures $1.2 Million Investment for Energy-Saving Refrigeration Tech

Denver-based startup Rebound Technologies closed a $1.2 million seed round this week, receiving investment from Closed Loop Ventures, Investors’ Circle, and PRIME Coalition, a public charity that facilitates investments in breakthrough energy companies. The startup was founded in 2012, and specializes in a novel energy-efficient … Read more…

Winery Solar System to Offset 95% of Utility Bill, Show Positive ROI in 7 Years

Winery Solar System to Offset 95% of Utility Bill, Show Positive ROI in 7 Years

Monticello Vineyards in Napa, CA, has installed a solar system expected to offset 95% of their utility bill and saving the company thousands each month in electricity costs. The solar PV system, provided and installed by SolarCraft, includes 540 SunPower 327-watt solar panels which will … Read more…

New Renewable Fuel Standard Sympathetic to Ethanol Makers

New Renewable Fuel Standard Sympathetic to Ethanol Makers

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump campaigned in Iowa on maintaining the ethanol requirements and the subsidies given to farmers to produce the gas additive. But the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to reduce the percentages necessary for 2018. The so-called Renewable Fuel Standard … Read more…

Chicago Now the Top US Market for Energy-Efficient Office Buildings

Chicago Now the Top US Market for Energy-Efficient Office Buildings

Chicago now has the most building spaces with LEED and Energy Star certification in the United States, according to a new study from the commercial real estate services firm CBRE and Maastricht University. The 2017 National Green Building Adoption Index ranked the Windy City top … Read more…

World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery from Tesla Will Keep Electricity Flowing in South Australia

World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery from Tesla Will Keep Electricity Flowing in South Australia

Businesses in South Australia may find themselves plagued by fewer weather-caused blackout issues, now that Tesla has won a government bid to build what would be the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. Tesla says the 100-megawatt energy storage solution will be completed by December, 2017. The … Read more…

Court Rules that Trump Administration Must Begin Enforcing Obama’s Methane Rule

Court Rules that Trump Administration Must Begin Enforcing Obama’s Methane Rule

The Trump administration must immediately begin enforcing the methane rule adopting during the Obama administration, a federal court ruled on Monday. The administration had wanted to either delay or to scrap the rule altogether, arguing that the previous White House failed to let stakeholders weigh … 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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