After five straight years of declining energy expenditures, the United States hit in 2016 its lowest point, expressed regarding gross domestic product (GDP) percentage, since at least 1970, according to a new report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The total U.S. GDP, by contra... Read More »
The American Petroleum Institute (API) recently released a study maintaining that even with cheaper battery storage, natural gas remains the most cost-effective energy option.
“This study corroborates what API has been saying all along, which is that natural gas is the natural base load partner... Read More »
PNM, a wholly-owned New Mexico utility subsidiary of PNM Resources, recently added a new type of protective relay to its high-voltage transmission lines to enhance the reliability and functionality of its grid.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) developed the technology. PNM is the first u... Read More »
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) staff issued Wednesday a straw proposal to assist in the transition from the current Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) Program to a new system.
The Clean Energy Act, which Gov. Phil Murphy signed in May, required NJBPU to adopt new rules an... Read More »
New research from a drilling site near Morgantown, W.V., will help the U.S. Department of Energy and its partners improve gas recovery from horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing at sites throughout the region.
The research is being conducted by Marcellus Shale Engineering and Environment... Read More »
The New York State Public Service Commission approved a pilot program for Consolidated Edison Company of New York designed to help residential and small business customers better manage their energy costs through the use of smart meters.
The pilot stems from an initiative launched in 2016 to fur... Read More »
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that hydraulic fracturing, along with horizontal drilling, has increased the rate of recent crude oil, lease condensate, and natural gas production.
EIA officials said two years ago, hydraulically fractured horizontal wells accounted for 69 per... Read More »
PPL Electric Utilities recently launched its PPL Marketplace, where customers can purchase discounted energy-efficient products.
The site features ENERGY STAR-certified products including LED lighting, advanced power strips, smart thermostats, weatherization and much more.
“We’re excited t... Read More »
Starting in January, Gulf Power customers will see price reductions of approximately 2 percent due to tax savings and lower costs.
The average residential Gulf Power customer using 1,112 kilowatt-hours per month will see a $2.70 reduction in their monthly energy bill. Customers who use more elec... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is rolling out a new funding opportunity to support early stage, transformative energy technologies.
The funding opportunity – called the “Solicitation on Topics Informing New Program Areas” -- al... Read More »