January 13, 2014
Thanks to Efficiency Upgrades, Home Energy Use Is Back to 2001 Levels
Tom Plant, Advanced Energy Economy At the end of 2013, reports indicated that energy use in US homes had fallen to 2001 levels. This reduction in energy demand happened even while more people are using computers as a part of everyday life. Despite the social compulsion to collect all sorts of electronic gadgets, Americans have been able […]

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December 16, 2013
Data Science Meets Energy Efficiency
Optimum Energy and The Data Guild announced they are collaborating on developing machine learning-based energy efficiency solutions for enterprise facilities. The joint effort focuses on enhancing Optimum’s energy optimization software, enabling greater energy savings for customers. As Optimum continues to add multi-site HVAC systems to its Real-Time Dynamic Commissioning TM network, it is compiling a growing amount of real-world […]

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December 6, 2013
Highly insulating windows are very energy efficient, though expensive
Highly insulating triple-pane windows keep a house snug and cozy, but it takes two decades or more for the windows to pay off financially based on utility-bill savings, according to a report by energy efficiency experts at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. For this study, the PNNL team studied the effect of replacing […]

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November 25, 2013
2013 Vision Awards Winners & Annual Report – A Community Leading Change
At the 2013 Vision Awards the Seattle 2030 District released the 2013 Annual Report – A Community Leading Change.  The report illustrates how much Seattle 2030 members have achieved since it launched the in September 2011. To read the report click the image above or visit the website www.2030district.org/seattle The Vision Awards honored members for […]

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September 3, 2013
Solar Heat Could Help Gas Power Plants Generate More Electricity, Run More Cleanly
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are testing a device that can harness solar heat to increase a natural-gas power plant’s efficiency 25 percent from the same amount of fuel. The PNNL approach builds on what’s called solar thermal energy production. Instead of relying on photovoltaic cells to directly convert sunlight into energy, solar thermal […]

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August 23, 2013
Jessyca Sheehan, APCO Worldwide: What's the Energy Pathway to 2050?
Earlier this week, the Advanced Energy Economy held its “Pathway to 2050” summit, focused on how California can best achieve – and exceed – its energy goals over the next several decades. While the focus was on the Golden State, many of the implications apply to other states as well, particularly since all were in agreement that […]

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July 19, 2013
SnoPUD Offers Deals on Efficient Lighting for Businesses
Snohomish County PUD  is offering rebates for exterior lighting for businesses customers.  Rebates are available for 17 types of efficient outdoor lights including for security lighting, parking lots, and streetlights. To receive an additional 15% rebate on exterior lighting, simply complete a qualifying lighting project by November 29, 2013. Efficient lighting reduces energy bills and […]

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June 4, 2013
SnoPUD: Lighten Your Load with LEDs & Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Snohomish PUD can help you find an energy efficient light bulb for virtually every fixture in your home. Compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and LEDs come in all shapes and sizes and are designed for all kinds of applications. A 75-watt incandescent light bulb left on for 12 hours a day costs about $29 per […]

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March 19, 2013
Ecova to Provide Utility Expense and Energy Management Services to ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas
Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, has been selected by ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas’ U.S. operations to provide utility expense and energy management services.  Ecova will assist ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas in monitoring, understanding and reducing energy use at approximately 135 locations.  ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with […]

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February 11, 2013
Olympia Legislative Report, February 8, 2013
Washington Clean Tech Alliance Prepared by:  Boswell Consulting There were several hearings regarding initiative 937 this week. The Senate majority coalition has indicated a desire to make substantial changes to the Initiative.  On Wednesday, Senator Ericksen, chair of the Energy, Environment and Telecommunications committee said that “any time you create an artificial energy market [like the […]

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