Energy Information Administration Projects 0.6% Annual Growth in Emissions

Energy Information Administration Projects 0.6% Annual Growth in Emissions

The US Energy Information Administration projects that growth in global carbon dioxide emissions from energy-related sources will slow to 0.6% per year through 2040 despite increased energy consumption, according to the EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017. That rate is slower than the 1.8% annual growth … Read more…

NYSERDA Offers $12 Million for Building Energy Use Improvements

NYSERDA Offers $12 Million for Building Energy Use Improvements

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $12 million in New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) funding to improve energy efficiency for industrial and multifamily buildings. The state is also expanding its Real Time Energy Management initiative for monitoring energy and identifying … Read more…

House Republican Plan Would Eliminate Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

House Republican Plan Would Eliminate Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

The Republican House tax plan proposed this week includes eliminating the current credit of up to $7,500 for electric vehicle buyers, USA Today reported. Automakers and industry analysts warn that nixing the EV tax incentive could have a negative effect on the entire electric vehicle … Read more…

US Government Massively Underestimated National Solar Capacity

US Government Massively Underestimated National Solar Capacity

Predictions always involve a certain level of guesswork, but when the US Energy Information Administration estimated in 2006 how much solar capacity would be installed by 2016, the number wasn’t even close. The EIA had underestimated the capacity by 4,813%, an analysis by Statista found. … Read more…

Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

Time, Not Money, Deciding Factor for Salt Lake City Building Energy Benchmarking

A new ordinance in Salt Lake City that passed last August requires the owners of large commercial buildings to start providing the city with annual measurements of their energy usage. The benchmarking is projected to lower annual energy costs and eliminate pollutants, but it could … Read more…

California Governor Signs Bills for PACE Loan Protections

California Governor Signs Bills for PACE Loan Protections

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed two bills into law that aim to establish a consumer protection, underwriting, and regulatory framework for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans. The signing comes after a year of discussions and negotiations among low-income consumer advocates, environmental and clean-energy … Read more…

Elon Musk Talks Tesla Batteries for Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Grid

Elon Musk Talks Tesla Batteries for Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Grid

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló are currently in talks about deploying utility-scale battery systems along with solar capacity to rebuild the island’s power grid, which was decimated last month by Hurricane Maria. The nearly Category 5 storm made landfall on … Read more…

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