Posted By: Ferdinand E. Banks
On: October 2, 2015
"Nuclear's Best Years Are Behind Us" - Perry Sioshansi (2011) "More than 70 new nuclear reactors are now under construction, but that's not nearly enough to make a strong dent in CO2 emissions worldwide," So the question is, why aren't we building more?" - Jacobo Buongiorno (Professor of Nuclear Science, ... more...
Filed under: Nuclear
Posted By: Sven Lindstrom
On: October 1, 2015
In an earlier article, Midsummer’s CEO Sven Lindström outlined some of the most common myths about solar power. Here are five more of the most common solar energy myths – coupled with the real facts: Myth 1: Cheap coal and the current energy mix (often dirty fossil fuel or nuclear) ... more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Roger Ford
On: September 30, 2015
Current U.S. energy policy is predicated on antiquated thinking—avoiding actual resource and production integration to achieve maximum positive impact for the American economy, American job creation; plus, environmental considerations that are founded on market-driven solutions, supported by focused government investment, and development of public-private partnerships that promote long-term workforce retraining, ... more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate
Posted By: Irina Zerchaninova
On: September 29, 2015
Famous British author, inventor and futurist Sir Arthur C. Clarkes predicted for 2016 the replacement of money by a megawatt-hour universe currency. He was not the first who thought in a similar way. These were Henry Ford (energy-backed money) and Thomas Edison (monetary policy and “energy dollar”).  Modern researchers, particularly, ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Pandurang (Pradeep) Naik , Parthasarathy S A
On: September 28, 2015
As the technology and energy industries continue to evolve, we are seeing more governments take steps to ensure energy conservation, emission reduction in generation, greater energy efficiency, energy quality, and transparency in energy distribution and consumption. This includes drastic changes to policies related to energy generation, transmission, distribution and supply. ... more...
Filed under: Information Technology
Posted By: Rick Barnett
On: September 25, 2015
Residential energy codes were established to cut energy use by strengthening or “weatherizing” the barrier between outside and conditioned interior space.  Weatherization reduces energy for “space conditioning”, the largest part of residential energy use, and the least affected by US efficiency programs.  Weatherization products are typically installed as a system, ... more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management
Posted By: Mark V. Burlingame, CPA
On: September 24, 2015
This is the second article in a series on the proposal to bring Energy Future Holdings’ companies out of bankruptcy. On August 10th, Hunt Consolidated and a consortium of investors announced an agreement with Energy Future Holdings (EFH) in bankruptcy court to bring the EFH companies out of bankruptcy. In ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Brad Smalldridge
On: September 23, 2015
It's a continuing priority for nuclear plant managers to make outages as efficient and cost-effective as possible. According to the NRC, over the past 15 years the average number of days spent implementing outages for refueling operations and necessary plant maintenance has hit a plateau. Despite this trend, demands on ... more...
Filed under: Nuclear
Posted By: Fiona Jameson
On: September 22, 2015
Owning a business can be an expensive venture and when you're just starting out as a small business bills for electricity, water, the Internet, phone lines etc. can rack up pretty quickly so it's always a smart idea to try and cut costs wherever you can. After all every little ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Rafael Herzberg
On: September 21, 2015
Industrial, commercial and institutional energy users complain about the high regulated rates granted by ANEEL to the utility companies. The power bills have increased considerably with respect to the total operating costs. The government will argue (following the significant devaluation of the real against the hard currencies) that our rates ... more...
Filed under: International

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