Some of PSE&G’s (PSE&G) natural gas pipelines were laid down a century ago. The New Jersey utility continued using cast iron until the 1950s. Now there is approximately one methane leak for each of the pipeline’s 3,900 miles. Though PSE&G intends to replace the entire cast iron and unprotected steel infrastructure, this is too costly ($1.5 million to $2.0 million per mile)to do overnight. With the help of new technology developed by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Google and Colorado State University. PSE&G is natural gas pipeline emissions by 83% in the area surveyed area, while replacing about 1/3 less mileage to do so.
A data center and colocation property provider is giving new clients access to clean energy. Clients signing a new lease with Digital Realty will automatically be enrolled in their Clean Start Program and receive green energy certificates for the amount of electricity they use during their first year. After the introductory year is over, clients can opt to continue in the program for cost.
The ECOreport looks at the BNEF White Paper, “Fossil Fuel divestment: a $5 Trillion Challenge” & asks where can fossil fuel investments go?
By Roy L Hales
Fossil fuels have been a financial cornerstone for decades. More than $5 trillion is invested in 1,469 oil and gas companies and 275 coal companies. Dozens of public and private institutions are now divesting their money because of environmental concerns, strategic planning or fear that their assets might become be stranded because of emission regulations. A Bloomberg New Energy Finance White paper asks where can fossil fuel investments go?
Amidst a flurry of energy announcements, the White House also released a video called “The Solar Panels.” They were the backdrop to a series of announcements made while tradesmen installed solar panels on the Whitehouse. Continue reading Solar Panels on the Whitehouse→
A growing number of technologies ranging from smart thermostats and energy dashboards to whole-home control systems have emerged over the past decade. They are collectively known as Home energy management (HEM) technologies. Utility companies are finding they can shave between 1.5% and 40% off their expenses using HEM devices and in the process add to customer engagement, competitive differentiation, and demand response. Continue reading The US & Europe will Lead in the Deployment of HEM Technologies, Lux Says→