Rocky Mountain Institute’s Energy and Resources Team has just published a report that shows the opportunity for 30 percent energy savings in the United States. Assessing the Electric Productivity Gap and the U.S. Efficiency Opportunity analyzed electric productivity state by state, and found a significant gap between the highest and lowest performing states.
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Stockings filled with coal come by the Wyoming trainload to feed the furnaces powering CPS Energy’s plants. But impending federal regulation of carbon emissions is causing utilities nationwide to wrestle with alternatives.
Think you’re making a difference? Think again.
North Carolina faces severe challenges that require a new relationship between Progress Energy and the public. CEO Bill Johnson should help launch the massive national effort needed to avert an unprecedented catastrophe.
It’s official: Greenville Utilities Commission’s energy-efficiency program for new home construction actually works, and quite well. Faculty members in the East Carolina University Department of Engineering conducted a study, commissioned by ElectriCities, to examine the effectiveness of Greenville Utilities’ E-300 program.
Thirteen North Carolina organizations today issued recommendations that would help clean energy play a bigger role in meeting the state’s growing demand for electricity.
A report commissioned by the General Assembly and financed by the state Utilities Commission was made public last month. La Capra Associates, consultants selected by North Carolina’s Environmental Review Commission, showed that we can find renewable sources for 10 percent of the state’s electricity over the next 10 years — a conclusion already reached by many North Carolinians.
As your excellent article (“Your 100-year forecast,” Jan. 30) reflected, despite naysayers like author Michael Crichton, there is broad scientific consensus that global warming is occurring much faster than expected and that the rate is accelerating. Severe impacts are being felt in many places, and climate experts express growing concern about potential “tipping points” and runaway warming.
June 2004 Reducing Power Consumption: Inspiring Stories of Success Subway franchise owner Steve Kaplan is now saving over $20,000 a year in energy costs, simply because he decided to evaluate the energy efficiency of seven of his Subway locations in Oklahoma. He found that by using energy-efficient lighting, he could …