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NEMA Lamp Index Adjusts to Newly Available, A-Line LED Data

NEMA Lamp Index Adjusts to Newly Available, A-Line LED Data

The NEMA Lamp Index for general service (A-line) lamps has taken on a new look.  When the A-line Lamp Index was first developed and published in 2012, it was designed to measure the shift in general service (A-line) lamp technology as a result of the implementation of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA-2007), which required manufacturers to replace traditional incandescent lamp technology with halogen incandescent lamp technology that consumed 28% less energy.  At the time, Read more…

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Renewable Energy Advances Repel Threat from Lower Natural Gas Prices

Renewable Energy Advances Repel Threat from Lower Natural Gas Prices

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Donald R. Leavens, PhD, Vice President and Chief Economist, NEMA/BIS For much of this decade, renewable energy investment has struggled to gain a foothold, as utilities facing declining electricity demand and revenue growth have turned to abundant, reliable, and lower-cost natural gas to add capacity and replace coal generation. More recently, advances in renewable energy technologies Read more […]