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Con Edison setting solar example

Con Edison is setting a solar example for customers at its landmark office tower in Manhattan. In cooperation with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), among others, the utility is encouraging customers to consider using the sun for their electricity generation needs by installing its own solar array.

Bringing energy efficiency to cannabis operations

In the midst of a shakeup surrounding the legal status of marijuana, the United States is grappling with serious and complex issues related to the intense energy drain that legal grow house operations put on the electricity grid, according to Manifest Mind who recently introduced research on the subject.

Customers, utility benefit from energy efficiency program

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company's (BGE) energy efficiency program is paying huge dividends-- especially for Towson University (TU), who recently implemented a variety of energy efficiency upgrades across the campus with the help of the utility's Smart Energy Savers Program.

Consumer support for renewable energy widespread

Products and services such as solar PV, utility-scale renewables and hybrid electric vehicles have all experienced double-digit compound annual growth rates over the past decade, accounting for significant adoption of clean energy technologies across broad demographic groups. 

Genome mapping for buildings

Commercial buildings in New York City could save hundreds of millions of dollars in annual energy expenses through three efficiency changes, according to an analysis of more than 30,000 buildings in the state as part of the Building Genome Project.

Energy economy benefits from NYPA's financial strength

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is in a strong position, financially, to implement its 2014-2019 Strategic Vision. The Power Authority, which uses no tax money or state credit, finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.

Energy efficiency crystal ball

A business customer segmentation solution will help utilities predict who's most likely to participate in their energy efficiency programs and prioritize their efforts based on a customer's energy-saving potential. 

Some states pulling back from energy efficiency despite success

In 2012, more than half of U.S. states met their energy efficiency targets, with most states meeting or exceeding their goals. This is according to new research by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Implementing energy efficiency programs can save utilities money by eliminating the new to build more power plants.

Carnegie Mellon reveals office plug load research results

The "Intelligent Dashboard," funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy-Efficient Buildings Hub and created by Ray Yun, a doctoral student in the School of Architecture, is being used to evaluate plug load energy savings in the workplace. 

Stand-out utilities recognized for superior service

This year's award recipients went above and beyond to create loyal partnerships and to provide a level of customer service and assistance that helped make their customers more efficient and productive.