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The shifting winds of near-term renewable energy demand drivers

The shifting winds of near-term renewable energy demand drivers Historically, U.S. renewable development was driven almost exclusively by renewable portfolio standards (RPS), state-level renewable mandates that have facilitated above-market compensation for renewable generation owners. In recent years, corporate demand has emerged as an increasingly important driver, with corporate off-takers accounting for more than 30% of … Continue reading The shifting winds of near-term renewable energy demand drivers

As Demand For Electricity Falls, Utilities Look To Electric Cars To Save Them

As Demand For Electricity Falls, Utilities Look To Electric Cars To Save Them To understand the way the utility industry in America is structured, you have to look back in time to the railroads. When Manifest Destiny and the “iron horse” were transforming the prairies, titanic battles between captains of industry resulted in a welter … Continue reading As Demand For Electricity Falls, Utilities Look To Electric Cars To Save Them

#Bitcoin ’s insane energy consumption, explained

Bitcoin’s insane energy consumption, explained he skyrocketing value of Bitcoin is leading to soaring energy consumption. According to one widely cited website that tracks the subject, the Bitcoin network is consuming power at an annual rate of 32TWh—about as much as Denmark. By the site’s calculations, each Bitcoin transaction consumes 250kWh, enough to power homes … Continue reading #Bitcoin ’s insane energy consumption, explained

Some US #power_prices higher than last year as summer approaches

Some US power prices higher than last year as summer approaches The North American power pricing team takes a coast-to-coast look at the US electric power landscape, including forecast demand, generating capacity and prices for ERCOT, Cal-ISO and the PJM Interconnection. Kassia Micek, Charles Noh and Jeff Zhou evaluate how the power markets are shaping … Continue reading Some US #power_prices higher than last year as summer approaches

Cutting Back on Energy Use in #Data_Centers

Cutting Back on Energy Use in Data Centers Reducing power consumption becoming a top priority for facility managers The most recent Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) shows that office buildings with data centers have significantly higher computing, cooling, and total electricity intensity (consumption per square foot) than office buildings without data centers. That is … Continue reading Cutting Back on Energy Use in #Data_Centers