Tag: efficiency

US airlines carry more passengers, but use less jet fuel

US airlines carry more passengers, but use less jet fuel

Fuel economy of US carriers up 27 per cent over 2007 The amount of jet fuel consumed by U.S. airlines increased in both 2015 and 2016, although jet fuel use in 2016 remained 11 per cent lower than its level a decade ago, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Jet fuel use was lower despite the […]

Opinion: Untapped potential of energy efficiency- IEA

Opinion: Untapped potential of energy efficiency- IEA

In 2015, global energy intensity improved 1.8%, 3x annual average of last decade By Noé van Hulst, Ambassador of The Netherlands at the OECD and Chairman of the IEA Governing Board What is the world’s single most important fuel? (Hint: it is also the energy resource that all countries have in abundance.) The answer to this […]

California electricity mix in 2017 has involved more renewables, less natural gas

California electricity mix in 2017 has involved more renewables, less natural gas

California averaged 38 inches of snow-water equivalent since first of the year So far in 2017, increased hydroelectric generation and solar power generation in California have contributed to lower natural gas-fired power generation in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) region, the electric system operator for much of the state. In a late April update […]

Energy Efficiency Alberta hires Monica Curtis as CEO

Energy Efficiency Alberta hires Monica Curtis as CEO

Monica Curtis has been involved in energy efficiency programs since 1991, starting with EPCOR The new Energy Efficiency Alberta agency has its first CEO. Monica Curtis will be based in Calgary and help the new agency deliver energy efficiency and small-scale energy system programs to Albertans. “We are very pleased that Monica Curtis has agreed to become […]

Energy efficiency program spending will exceed $56 billion in 2026

Energy efficiency program spending will exceed $56 billion in 2026

Growth in use of remote monitoring, control, and data analytics enabling new business models, service solutions New report from Navigant Research analyzes global government and utility energy efficiency program spending and capacity, examining the related market issues and providing market forecasts for capacity and revenue, broken out by region and segment, through 2026. Each year, […]

US oil production forecasts revised higher: Kemp

US oil production forecasts revised higher: Kemp

Price differentials can be important in shale plays such as Eagle Ford which have both liquids-rich and gas-rich areas By John Kemp LONDON (Reuters) – US oil production forecasts for 2017 and 2018 have been boosted significantly as a result of rising prices as well as improved modelling techniques for predicting output down to the well level. Crude production […]

Technology to achieve Net Zero Energy ready for most buildings, cost remains a challenge

Technology to achieve Net Zero Energy ready for most buildings, cost remains a challenge

Drivers behind net zero energy projects include regulation, operating cost reductions, energy security, consumer demand A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for net zero energy (ZNE) buildings in the residential and commercial sectors, examining major market changes, as well as drivers and barriers, key technology and design trends, and related regulation and […]

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Industrial energy-efficiency market will exceed $10 billion by 2020 – study

Industrial energy-efficiency market will exceed $10 billion by 2020 – study

Report categorizes the market into the following segments, auditing/consulting, product and system optimization, monitoring and verification Global industrial energy-efficiency services market expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 6 per cent during the forecast period, according to a study by Technavio. This market research report also includes up to date analysis […]

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Recovering and recycling paper has saved energy

Recovering and recycling paper has saved energy

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries estimates energy saved using recycled material versus virgin materials high as 68% The recovery, or recycling, of paper and paperboard has increased from 34 per cent of supply in 1990 to 67 per cent of supply in 2015, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Most of this recovered paper is consumed in the […]

By October 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Energy intensity decline in government buildings exceeds commercial sector

Energy intensity decline in government buildings exceeds commercial sector

4% of government-owned buildings are federal, 24% are state, and the remaining 72% are local About 14 per cent of commercial buildings in the US are owned by a government agency at federal, state, and local levels. The latest data from EIA’s Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) show these buildings have significantly reduced their energy intensity […]

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