Although residential electricity consumption is increasing, a national survey finds Americans blame their utilities or their inefficient homes for their rising energy bills rather than putting the blame on themselves for using more power.
“Energy is what keeps the United States, and the world, going,” said Colin Powell, retired four-star general, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and secretary of state for President George W. Bush. “And what I see is demand for energy is getting greater and greater and greater.”
According to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Americans used less energy in 2011 than in the previous year due mainly to a shift to higher-efficiency energy technologies in the transportation and residential sectors.
The global energy map is changing in dramatic fashion, primarily due to increased oil and gas production in North America, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced as it introduced the 2012 edition of its World Energy Outlook.
The economy, the fiscal cliff, sequestration, and energy independence are just a few of the issues facing the winners of the 2012 election. But, as one of Washington’s leading pundits recently stated, “This isn’t the first critical election where the stakes are high, and it won’t be the last.”
Home performance contracting is more than just an industry buzzword for the team at Minnick’s Heating, Cooling, Energy Solutions, and Insulation. Why did the three owners decide to start focusing on the home performance market?
Energy Points, a provider of energy analytics, and SustainEdge, a sustainability consultancy, have announced the launch of the Higher Edge Energy Points Solution (HEEP), what the companies say is a comprehensive trial solution designed to increase sustainability and reduce energy consumption at academic campuses.
Mayor Mike McGinn has announced a new approach to helping commercial electric utility customers in Seattle achieve energy savings. He introduced a three-year pilot project that will test an energy conservation concept known as “pay for performance.”
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) announced that a red-lined version of its BPI-1100-T-201x: Home Energy Auditing Standard is now available for public comment. The public comment period ends on Nov. 19, 2012.