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Solving the energy trilemma

Posts posted in November 2017

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What do we do with energy efficiency laggards?

What do we do with energy efficiency laggards?

In the adoption of technology or new ideas in general, there is always a group of people that are last.  You know--the person who just got their first smartphone, still buys compact discs, or gets their news from an actual “paper” newspaper.  T ...

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Future for wind demands extended risk management

Future for wind demands extended risk management

The wind power industry is all set for a strong future over the coming decades, with a period of sustained and accelerating growth. DNV GL predicts in its 2017 Energy Transition Outlook report that installed capacity will reach 670 GW in 2020, risi ...

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Peering into the Crystal Ball – Smart Lighting Solutions and the Internet of Things

Peering into the Crystal Ball – Smart Lighting Solutions and the Internet of Things

My previous post we examined the fascinating concept of vertical farming and LEDs bridging the gap on artificial lighting. Let’s now look at the future and the major advantages of networked lighting control systems. My call for action is this - uti ...

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Managing Trade Allies for Maximum Value

Managing Trade Allies for Maximum Value

Contractors are critical to the success of most utility energy efficiency programs, typically contributing 75% of project applications. These relationships must not only be developed, but managed and nurtured. When program managers dedicate time ...

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Buildings are for people: Engaging occupants on resilience

Buildings are for people: Engaging occupants on resilience

Recently I was on a panel at the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change conference that explored the relationship between human engagement and climate resilience and discussed effective behavior change strategies for resilience and energy efficie ...

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Dear Energy Storage Market: It’s Time to Grow Up!

Dear Energy Storage Market: It’s Time to Grow Up!

The other day, I had a heartening conversation with my 5-year-old son about making good choices. After the millionth fight between he and his younger sister, he pleaded with me to consider the unfairness of her constant pestering and his refusal ...

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Science Reality - Growing Food Without the Sun!

Science Reality - Growing Food Without the Sun!

And now for something completely different. Last blog we examined wireless advantages to lighting Going Wireless – A Practical Solution, now I want to turn focus onto a specific area of interest in lighting. Growing food without the sun sounds like ...

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Cybersecurity Training for Employees

With workplace cyberattacks on the rise, industry experts are pressing businesses to train their workers to be more vigilant than ever to protect passwords and sensitive data and to recognize threats. It is imperative for organizations of all size ...

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Segmentation in the 9 Box Model for incentive program implementation

Segmentation in the 9 Box Model for incentive program implementation

DNV GL has implemented DTE Energy’s Commercial and Industrial energy efficiency program since 2009.  The program offers incentives for both electric and natural gas customers, with varying service territories. Throughout the state, there is a ...

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