According to a recent report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), demand-response programs can reduce utilities' peak demand an average of 10 percent, complementing savings from energy efficiency programs.
In November, as part of a larger plan to decarbonize the power supply and transportation in Columbus, Ohio, American Electric Power (AEP) announced plans to invest $52 million to build between eight and 10 microgrids in and around the city.
Powering entire countries (especially smaller ones) without fossil fuels is possible. In 2016, Costa Rica’s electrical grid mainly used renewable energy, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) stated in a Jan. 3 press release. The country went 271 days using only renewable-energy production.
The Sisters in Solidarity (SIS) group of IBEW Local No. 292, Minneapolis, was formed in 2013. SIS is a mentoring and support group for women electricians that focuses on developing leadership in its community and union.
Anyone can make a difference by installing solar panels, buying an electric car or changing out those old power-guzzling incandescent lamps. However, the so-called tipping point often rests on the shoulders of corporate America.
Imagine storing summer heat.
Renewable energy has always been about the art of the possible, turning the obvious and plentiful into a reliable source of clean fuel. If the wind, waves and even the almighty sun can be harnessed for generation, almost anything else can be captured, too.
On Feb. 7, The Solar Foundation released the National Solar Jobs Census 2016, an annual report on solar employment in the United States. Despite the energy source’s relatively small role on the national landscape, the solar workforce saw considerable, dramatic growth last year.
Each year, the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) holds a number of national competitions that allow college students from around the nation in construction and construction-related trades to experience what it is like to work in the industry.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that gets thrown around a lot, and while many understand its general meaning, a deep examination of its various aspects and abilities may leave some heads spinning.
While wind and solar power have been leading the charge in renewable energy growth, other renewable industries have struggled to contribute on the same scale. Offshore wind, for example, has lagged far behind the success of its onshore cousin.
A report released jointly in October by the Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) and the World Wildlife Fund shows that leadership in the corporate world may now be fully engaged in the push for more renewable-energy generation.