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Cities Commit to Using Energy Efficiency to Support Jobs and Local Economies

Cities Commit to Using Energy Efficiency to Support Jobs and Local Economies

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Katie Weeks, LEED Green Associate, Director of Communications, Institute for Market Transformation In nearly every major American city, buildings consume more energy than any other end-use sector, costing Americans more than $400 billion in annual energy bills. However, studies have shown significant potential to save energy and money by increasing building energy efficiency while also creating jobs and boosting Read more […]

Grid Connectivity to Rely on EV Charging

Grid Connectivity to Rely on EV Charging

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Charles Botsford, PE, Chemical Engineer, AeroVironment The electric grid has changed, but the change isn’t finished. With state and federal requirements to incorporate more renewable energy—primarily wind and solar—as part of our power generation mix, the grid must also incorporate a massive amount of energy storage to continue to provide stable and low-cost power. Electric vehicle (EV) charging is Read more […]

Middle East Ready for Energy-Efficient Lighting

Middle East Ready for Energy-Efficient Lighting

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Gerald Strickland, Director, Middle East Lighting Association Energy consumption in the Middle East is among the highest in the world and still increasing, leading to greater carbon emissions per capita than the world average. In the region, lighting accounts for 22 percent of energy use, compared to a global figure of 19 percent, so the opportunity to increase lighting efficiency is significant. Despite Read more […]

Electrifying the World

Electrifying the World

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Tomi Motoi, GE Representative to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Economics and Investment Office The energy system drives today’s economic and social progress. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global energy investment in 2015 accounted for nearly 2.4 percent of global GDP. Electricity, including networks, accounted for 37 percent of this investment,[1] serving worldwide energy Read more […]

Benchmarking and Transparency Work

Benchmarking and Transparency Work

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA At the annual meeting of the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) in Providence, Rhode Island, NEMA presented the results of its recent survey of New York City facility mangers. The survey found that building owners and managers are making operational changes and capital expenditures to improve the Read more […]

Advocating for a Comprehensive Energy Bill

Advocating for a Comprehensive Energy Bill

Christine Coogle, Editor and Social Media Manager, NEMA This week, the NEMA government relations team and representatives from several member companies met with congressional staff involved in the House-Senate conference committee working to reach an agreement on the first broad energy bill in nearly a decade. We are advocating for the swift development and passage of a comprehensive energy bill with a number of specific provisions important to our members. Both the House of Representatives Read more […]

Clean Power Plan Warrants Strategic Outreach

Clean Power Plan Warrants Strategic Outreach

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Joseph Eaves, Director, Government Relations, NEMA As part of the 2017 suite of strategic initiatives recently approved by its Board of Governors, NEMA will work with states to increase the use of NEMA member products as a means for states to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. Since the EPA announced the rule more than two years ago, NEMA and its members have been Read more […]

CoStar Group to Publicize Building Energy Use

CoStar Group to Publicize Building Energy Use

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA A new Better Buildings Initiative partnership between the CoStar Group, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will accelerate investments in energy-efficient products and building operations that support construction and manufacturing jobs. The CoStar Group will now publicize building Read more […]

A Good IDEA in the Cloud

A Good IDEA in the Cloud

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Paul Molitor, President and CEO, Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) The increasing reliance on cloud computing implies an increasing reliance on data centers. For this reason, we must strive to make them as secure, reliable, and efficient as possible. In January 2015, RightScale, a consultancy specializing in cloud computing services, surveyed 930 IT professionals from companies of various sizes Read more […]

Pro-consumer Solutions Needed in Light Bulb Rule

Pro-consumer Solutions Needed in Light Bulb Rule

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Kyle Pitsor, Vice President of Government Relations, NEMA In written comments NEMA filed with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. lighting manufacturers reaffirmed their position that consumers should have multiple options when selecting the type of light bulbs to purchase. NEMA’s comments took issue with requirements in a DOE-proposed energy-efficiency rule aimed at forcing the exclusive adoption Read more […]