Minnesota's transition to clean electricity cleared its first hurdle at the state Capitol on Wednesday. If the bill makes it into law, all electricity generated by the state's utilities would have to be carbon-free by 2040.
(Credit: Canva) The 2022 Standard Scenarios, a collection of forward-looking scenarios for the electricity sector in the United States, have been made available by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Based in part on up-to-date and transparent projections of technology cost and performance, the suite provides a scenario framework for ... Read more »
Common sense suggests that when the switch is off on an electronic device, it is no longer using electricity. In this case, common sense is wrong, however. Yesterday, Laura Sanchez at Forester Daily News offered a commentary on idle load consumption. Much of the piece is aimed at the residential ... Read more »
Organizations interested in the financial and environmental benefits of energy efficiency go to great lengths to reduce consumption. Some approaches – such as LED retrofits – are relatively easy. Others, such as the deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) -- are more intensive and carry a steeper price tag. What about just turning off and disconnecting the things that
The Aspen (CO) School District cut energy use significantly, received a grant – and has a shot at helping the city win a $5 million competition. The Aspen Daily News reported that the district got a $126,000 grand two years ago from Holy Cross Energy to upgrade lighting and HVAC. Among ... Read more »
Texas regulators have voted to double the price cap for wholesale electricity over the next three years, according to media reports. In a move to encourage investment in new generation, the Public Utility Commission of Texas unanimously approved raising the cap to $5,000 a megawatt-hour on June 1, 2013, $7,000 ... Read more »