Month: April 2019 Articles

These States Use the Most Renewable Energy

The U.S. has always relied heavily on fossil fuels – such as natural gas, oil and coal – for energy production. But the trend is now changing, due to many clean energy initiatives at the state level. The production of renewable energy resources keeps increasing, with...

Renewable Energy Surges to 18% of U.S. Power Mix

Eighteen percent of all electricity in the United States was produced by renewable sources in 2017, including solar, wind, and hydroelectric dams. That’s up from 15% in 2016, with the shift driven by new solar and wind projects, the end of droughts in the West, and a...

Energy efficiency as a resource: The power of getting more from less

Energy efficiency (EE), broadly defined, means using less energy to provide the same, or often superior, energy services. EE is most commonly thought of as technologies that reduce energy use relative to traditional technologies, such as LED lighting and high...

Energy Efficiency – The Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Benefits

Energy efficiency has become a buzzword, especially among politicians who vow to increase efficiency alongside renewable resources. But what does it mean for energy utilities and their consumers? For consumers, the benefits are clear – a lower electric bill with cost...