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Solving the energy trilemma

Posts posted in July 2016

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Baltic Research Opportunities - Free of Charge

Baltic Research Opportunities - Free of Charge

Following on the theme of my recent blog about the Maritime Conference in Poland a few weeks ago, I wanted to take the opportunity to expand on the offshore opportunities in the Baltic Sea. As most of you will be aware, according to the goals of t ...

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634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

Africans got mobiles without ever having landlines In 1994, in sub-Saharan Africa, there were 0.1 mobile phone and 1.1 fixed line subscriptions for every 100 people. Twenty years later in 2014, there were 71 mobile phone subscriptions per 100 peop ...

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Moving to the Middle. How to Navigate the Ins and Outs of C&I Midstream Programs. Part II: The Challenges of C&I Midstream Programs

This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of Strategies, the monthly magazine of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP.ORG). By: Dave Backen, Director, Evergreen Consulting Group Christopher Burmester, PhD, Vice P ...

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The City of Madison—breaking new territory in sustainability planning

Sustainability is an issue that is on many people's minds, but not everyone is certain how to tackle this rather amorphous concept. One group that is tackling it is cities, and not just the usual suspects like large, coastal cities. Other cities, lik ...

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Post mortem: Dissecting an underperforming behavior program

Residential energy consumption accounted for 21% of total primary energy consumption in the United States (EIA 2015). In recent years, the average US household has become more energy efficient. While the residential sector currently is the largest el ...

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Renewables, Economic Development and Lessons from South Africa for the Middle East

Renewables, Economic Development and Lessons from South Africa for the Middle East

The Middle East and North African region is experiencing increasing levels of investment in the renewable energy sector. Markets such as Morocco, Egypt and Jordan have advanced their programs significantly whilst the countries in the Gulf region are ...

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Why running out of money can be a good thing

Utility energy efficiency programs are driven by legislative policy. Like all state legislative issues, the details will vary widely from state to state but always include energy saving targets along with the funding allocated to meet those targets. ...

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Going home, part 4: Seven Ways for Utilities to Generate Cost-Effective Energy Savings from Home Energy Management Systems

Going home, part 4: Seven Ways for Utilities to Generate Cost-Effective Energy Savings from Home Energy Management Systems

Electric utilities have key strengths that they can use to promote the deployment of Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) and strong channels to engage consumers on energy related topics. Utilities tend to focus less on understanding the market pote ...

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