Even as the expansive Texas A&M University campus continues to be built up, the university's energy cost continues to drop – and multi-million-dollar annual savings are being achieved through energy-related cost avoidance.
A new study co-sponsored by IEE, an Institute of the Edison Foundation, found that electric utility efficiency programs saved 107 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in 2011, enough to power over 11 million U.S. homes for one year.
The Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator has concluded the shutdown and retirement of Kewaunee Power Station in northeastern Wisconsin will not affect the reliability of the regional electric transmission system.
Overall, state governments and electric utilities provided more effective responsiveness and handling of the 2012 Hurricane Sandy emergency than did local and federal governments, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Hurricane Sandy Responsiveness Study.
At San Diego's Southwest High School, Sweetwater Union High School District and SunPower Corp. are celebrating the installation of 3.3 MW of high efficiency SunPower solar power systems at six district schools.
On May 1, 2013 access to one of Germany's investment incentive programs will be granted, but only to the bright spark who is able to solve the problem of storage capacity and the balancing of decentralized power generation.
With the crisis unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it is too soon to draw final conclusions. But watching the struggle to bring the site under control, we cannot help but wonder: What exactly is going on, and what lessons might be learned?
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