Month: July 2018

Monitoring Based Commissioning For Facilities Energy Management

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If you’ve got a soft spot for energy synonyms, the commercial energy monitoring market will not disappoint. Whether it’s known as Monitoring Based Commissioning, Continuous Optimization, or Real-Time Energy Monitoring, the returns on implementing an analytics driven energy efficiency system is increasingly, an investment worth making. After all, industrial and commercial buildings that propel the …

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Steep Utility Fees Are Killing Electric Car Charging Stations

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(Note: This is the article that originally ran in January 2018 on GreenBiz.com by Areg Bagdasarian) High utility fees are a major hurdle to electric vehicles and the commercial charging stations that serve them. Despite the success of General Motors’ all-electric Chevy Bolt and widespread anticipation of Tesla’s forthcoming Model 3 electric sedan, public electric-vehicle …

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The Sabal Trail Pipeline And The Role Of FERC In American Energy Infrastructure

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If you’re in the hunt for a highly charged topic where energy resources, environmental needs and big business seem to be explosively interwoven; look no further than pipeline politics. The challenges of transporting natural gas or oil across vast expanses, conjures up images of Russian energy flowing into Europe or Middle Eastern oil being piped …

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Demand Charges: The Hidden Roadblock To EV Charging Buildout

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The once distant allure of an electrified world has been met with the uplifting reality that this paradigm shift is alive and well underway. Questions about the feasibility and benefits of electric vehicles have been replaced outright with how quickly more vehicles and infrastructure can be rolled out. From the days of General Motors’ EV1 …

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Will The Newly Announced Solar Tariff Hinder Growth In America’s Most Prominent Renewable Sector?

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(Insights from Brooklyn SolarWorks Co-Founder and CEO T.R. Ludwig) The adoption of solar power in America is a success story on an upwards trajectory. But U.S.-based manufacturing of solar cells and modules is one with a far less rosy narrative. Will a newly introduced tariff on imported solar panels (crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells CSPVs) be …

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Tax Incentives For The Solar Age: An Interview With Brooklyn SolarWorks’ Steve Nelson

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Though not exactly the great equalizer putting everyone on equal footing, taxes can still feel a little like sitting in traffic; it’s something nearly everyone has to deal with. Tax day for individual filers happens to fall on April 17, 2018 two days later than normal due to April 15th being a Sunday and the …

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