energy cost increase Articles

  • BIM becomes top priority with increasing energy costs

    Using Building Information Modelling for energy analysis can save a company a significant amount of time and money, reports ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Between populism and price increases: Who will pay for the cost of renewable energy?

    As feed-in tariffs gain traction as a policy mechanism of choice, we must keep in mind the bigger picture of the financial health of developing country electricity sectors. It was not too long ago that the World Bank and other international financial institutions were drawing attention to the soaring debt levels of developing country utilities. In order for feed-in tariffs or other ...

  • Energy management for increased profitability

    “The cost of purchasing the energy needed for production by an industrial facility is viewed as managed input and typically receives significant attention, while the use of that energy once it is inside the factory is often viewed as simply the cost of doing business. While this is not true in all industrial facilities, experience has shown that unless the facility actively manages energy ...


    By RTS Consulting Inc.

  • How to generate an accurate load profile for CHP

    If you fail to accurately work out your site's energy demands, you'll give rise to a cogeneration system that underwhelms when served up to your customer. That's why load profiling is the key ingredient in successfully specifying your cogeneration project and ensuring that you meet your clients' expectations. Generating an accurate ...


    By ENER-G

  • Maintenance To-Do: Coil Cleaning

    A coil-cleaning program should be an integral part of maintaining some kinds of process cooling equipment. Most people think of coil cleaning as a building or facility prepares to turn on the air-conditioners for another season. Admittedly, spring is a perfect time to put such cleaning and maintenance at the top of the to-do list. Condenser and evaporator coils are an integral part of HVAC ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Declining Cost of Hydrogen Production Leads to its Increased Popularity

    Hydrogen fuel technologies have been on everyone's mind for quite some time now. However, due to the cost of hydrogen production, these technolgies have yet to be employed. With new techniques to produce hydrogen, the cost is declining and the efficiency is on the rise. By using renewable energy source for the hydrogen generation, there are virtually no emissions, leaving no carbon footprint. ...


    By Verde LLC

  • The energy cost of water independence: the case of Singapore

    Finding alternative resources to secure or increase water availability is a key issue in most urban areas. This makes the research of alternative and local water resources of increasing importance. In the context of political tension with its main water provider (Malaysia), Singapore has been implementing a comprehensive water policy for some decades, which relies on water demand management and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reducing hospital costs through energy efficiency

    The energy and healthcare industries share a mutual woe. Both are experiencing meteoric price increases. The Alliance to Save Energy projects a household’s energy costs will be about $6,300 this year, representing about 13% of median pre-tax earnings. Meanwhile, the National Coalition on Health Care reports that medical costs rose 6.9%— two times the rate of inflation last year with total ...

  • Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficient Lighting and Technology

    In developed nations, lighting accounts for a large portion of the entire amount of electrical power consumed. In the United States, lighting is responsible for approximately 20% of total electricity consumption. In Canada, up to 50% of the electricity used in residential areas is consumed by lighting. In the US and Canada, lighting accounts for about 35% of the electricity used in commercial ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Solar Energy Costs and the Struggle for Grid Parity

    The price of manufacturing solar panels has dropped significantly in the past decade, and installation has risen as dramatically as prices have fallen. Yet the cost of solar energy varies from state to state and country to country, why? Even though solar panels are cheap to manufacture, the cost of financing, installing and maintaining a system add to the overall price of the product. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Know true costs; Save real energy

    More than half of the states in the nation have created programs to increase the energy efficiency of homes through a comprehensive approach that looks at all opportunities to save energy, from insulation to upgrading heating and cooling systems. When taxpayer and ratepayer dollars are used, it is essential that these programs are reviewed with a cost-effectiveness test that provides policymakers ...

  • Want low-cost clean energy? Bank on innovation

    In the United States, there is a heated debate about how much government should support renewable energy innovation. While you won’t find anyone who says they don’t value ‘innovation’, the U.S. federal investment in energy innovation across both fossil and renewable technology is still anemic, ...

  • Energy 101 - Managing your energy costs in a rising utility rate climate

    This is the second in a series of informational articles to commercial and industrial owners and occupants intended to present methods to reduce energy usage and improve efficiencies of existing energy loads within buildings and manufacturing processes. We at Mid-Atlantic are dedicated to assisting our clients to address impending utility rate cap terminations that are projected to significantly ...

  • Capturing biogas energy to increase your business profits while safeguarding the environment

    Methane is a biogas produced from swine or cow manure, as well as food processing and meat packing waste. Methane is a natural gas, that when left uncollected, contributes to the harmful greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere. When biogas is captured under a cover and becomes concentrated, it creates a corrosive and toxic byproduct called hydrogen sulfide. The gas generates a rotten egg ...

  • Energy management in the industry sector: A dynamic tool for energy saving and cost reduction

    It is widely acknowledged that industry is one of the most important sectors of any state economy, contributing to its strategy for national development and security. Even though important technological improvements have been achieved in the production processes, still a profound characteristic of industrial activity is its gross energy consumption, which in many cases is liable for product costs ...


    By LDK Consultants

  • Increasing ambition for renewable heating and cooling: Is the current energy modelling enough?

    EGEC has released a policy paper assessing the current European Commission’s energy modelling for heating and cooling, used to generate forecasts that serve as basis for policy proposals and policy making. The resulting analysis shows a lack of robustness in the ...

  • Reduce carbon and energy cost with Building Energy Management Systems

    Building Energy Management Systems can achieve the cost and carbon saving benefits businesses are seeking. One of the most efficient methods of reducing energy consumption is a Building Energy Management System (BEMS), yet many organisations overlook BEMS  in their energy efficiency plans because of ...


    By ENER-G

  • Exergy cost of mineral resources

    Mineral deposits are considered as natural capital whose value can be assessed in exergy terms. Historical industry experience provides evidence that exploitation of mineral deposits and the beneficiation of ores are essentially energy intensive. The persisting decline of the grade of the developed deposits demands increasing exergy replacement and processing costs. The results demonstrate how ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measurements and Standards to Support Increased Energy Efficiency and Reduced Environmental Impact

    “The world is facing twin energy-related threats: that of not having adequate and secure supplies of energy at affordable prices and that of environmental harm caused by consuming too much of it.” Daniel Hecker, economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 2005 Buildings in the U.S. consume 72 percent of all electrical energy produced in this country. Emissions associated with ...

  • INCREASED OIL COMPETITION: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

    Is the U.S. shale oil industry in trouble? No, it is engaged in a high-stakes competition for market share. As oil flooded the market in 2014-15, prices dropped dramatically and producers began burning midnight oil to manage the downward economic pressures. While some overleveraged companies won’t survive the economic challenge, in true Darwinian fashion, the fittest will prevail. ...

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