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Solving the energy trilemma

Posts posted in March 2014

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Will the expired tax break impact utilities as much as other industries?

Will the expired tax break impact utilities as much as other industries?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, "The Morning Ledger: Expired Tax Break Could Weigh on Cash Flow" David Hall discussed impacts which may be suffered this year by capital-intensive companies due to th ...

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Research Renaissance: How can we leverage data collection standards?

Research Renaissance: How can we leverage data collection standards?

Energy efficiency research and accompanying data collection efforts continue to increase in volume and complexity. However, different data collection formats using different methodologies make it difficult to combine data to produce more comprehensiv ...

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How can you increase property values with green features?

How can you increase property values with green features?

Are you a commercial building owner wondering how to increase your property value? Thanks to the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the Appraisal Institute, there is a new resource to help you understand how to maximize your property value ...

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Putin unwittingly boosts European renewables

Putin unwittingly boosts European renewables

This author no longer works for DNV GL. As Europe prepares to debate the future of renewable energy policy, the Russia-Ukraine crisis should be a wake-up call for the European Council. The 28 heads of state and government of the European Un ...

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Developing a sustainable transport corridor

Developing a sustainable transport corridor

This author no longer works for DNV GL. On 5 March 2014 DNV GL joined a partnership that helps build towards a sustainable and thriving transport corridor in the Netherlands in 2030. DNV GL demonstrates the benefits of solar energy in the deve ...

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How can we unlock the value of smart grids?

Utilities, ICT companies, and many others have been investing in hundreds of smart grid pilot projects the last few years. PowerMatching City is regarded as the first living lab of an integrated approach of smart grids. One of the experiences is that ...

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Can energy efficiency unlock the gridlock in Congress?

Can energy efficiency unlock the gridlock in Congress?

The traffic in Washington DC is reflective of the pace of legislative action on Capitol Hill--slow moving with little result. Yet, on March 5th, the House of Representatives passed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 (HR 2126) on a bipartis ...

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Is “undergrounding” becoming a transmission trend?

Is “undergrounding” becoming a transmission trend?

Over the last few years we have seen more and more interest in high power underground cable connections. The obvious question to ask is: will this be a trend? And if so, what are the consequences for the transmission and distribution grid? There are ...

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Customer analytics sheds light on diversified needs of commercial and industrial customers of energy efficiency programs

Customer analytics sheds light on diversified needs of commercial and industrial customers of energy efficiency programs

Increasing energy efficiency savings goals associated with utility sponsored energy efficiency programs create an incentive for investor owned utilities to turn to customer analytics to better understand customer needs in an effort to find opportunit ...

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How can Smart Grid equipment help to improve the overall efficiency of the distribution system?

How can Smart Grid equipment help to improve the overall efficiency of the distribution system?

Most electric power utilities have a relatively limited budget for infrastructure investments such as installing or replacing equipment. A strong business case is necessary to justify such capital expense and obtain financing from government entities ...

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