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November 1st, 2016
The evolution of energy markets is accelerating in the direction of a greater reliance upon distributed energy resources (DER), whether those resources generate, consume, or store electricity. Continue Reading »

September 28th, 2016
Once an organization has a grasp on all the energy data at its fingertips, the logical next step is figuring out how to use that information. Continue Reading »

August 29th, 2016
Earlier this year, Ellen Williams, the director of ARPA-E, the U.S. Department of Energy’s advanced research program for alternative energy, made headlines when she told the Guardian newspaper that “We have reached some holy grails in batteries.” Continue Reading »

August 5th, 2016
A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the market for meter data management systems (MDMSs) and meter data analytics (MDA), with global market forecasts for revenue, broken out by segment and region, through 2024. Continue Reading »

July 22nd, 2016
With skyrocketing demand and costs, the present day consumers-from manufacturing plants to commercial buildings-are keen on implementing energy management programs in a bid to meet their energy consumption goals while identifying possible energy improvement avenues at a site. Continue Reading »

July 13th, 2016
Pumped hydro and compressed air storage can add value to renewable energy projects today, but that could change as wind and solar drop further in price. Continue Reading »

June 16th, 2016

Batteries capable of storing power at utility scale will be as widespread in 12 years as rooftop solar panels are now, revolutionizing the way consumers use energy.

That’s the the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which forecasts the battery market may be valued at $250 billion or more by 2040. It expects 25 gigawatts of the devices to be deployed by 2028, about the size of the small-scale photovoltaic industry now. Continue Reading »


May 18th, 2016
Today, the Energy Department released the On the Path to SunShot reports, a series of eight research papers examining the state of the U.S. solar energy industry and the progress made to date toward the SunShot Initiative’s goal to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by 2020. Continue Reading »

December 16th, 2015
New reports from Navigant Research and Grand View Research raise two interesting questions: What is the relationship between energy management systems and building energy management systems (EMS and BEMS)? How are the definitions of these two terms changing as technology evolves and energy efficiency becomes a priority? Continue Reading »

December 15th, 2015
The Energy Cloud is redefining buildings as energy assets, report finds Continue Reading »

November 18th, 2015
The energy efficiency gap doesn’t exist because of a lack of effort or will, it exists because we have approached it from the wrong direction, write Ada Ámon and Ingrid Holmes. Continue Reading »

October 19th, 2015
World leaders have shaken hands on the new Sustainable Development Goals that will hopefully be shaping global and local agendas and policies over the next 15 years. The UN Sustainable Development summit coincided with the 7th edition of Climate Week, which was jam-packed with well-timed announcements and strong messages in favor of a low-carbon economy. Continue Reading »

September 2nd, 2015
One of the most common ongoing challenges for mining companies is minimizing energy consumption. Due to the energy-intensive nature of mining, it’s the one variable every company would love to control. Continue Reading »

August 24th, 2015
Electricity accounts for 32 percent of a mine’s total energy use, so finding ways to reduce energy use can result in significant savings for mining companies. Grinding and ventilation offer the greatest potential for reducing energy use in the coal mining industry, according to an article on the coal mining industry, according to an article on the World Coal Website. Continue Reading »

August 20th, 2015
The idea of big data – collections of information so large that only advanced analytical systems can make sense of them – has gained traction in a growing number of industries over the past few years. Continue Reading »

July 28th, 2015
A bustling distribution center is a crucial cog in most logistics operations, but these busy facilities can also run up big bills of their own, not to mention suck up energy. In the relentless search to cut costs and “green up” their distribution operations, many companies are turning to an unlikely tool—their warehouse management system (WMS). Continue Reading »

June 29th, 2015
Today, Naya Energy CEO and Founder, Ketan C. Patel, will speak at BOMA International’s 2015 Every Building Conference & Expo in Los Angeles, CA. He is presenting a session on Global Energy Initiatives Track, “What the West can Learn about ‘Going Green’ from the East.” Continue Reading »

June 9th, 2015
Big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the buzz when it comes to intelligent buildings. A slew of vendors are tagging their solutions and coming to market with a message of cost-effective intelligence that will redefine how we live and work in buildings. But are we ready? Continue Reading »

May 13th, 2015

Taiwan is working to promote renewable energy and improve energy efficiency to cope with the challenges of climate change and meet growing electricity demand, Economics Minister John Deng (鄧振中) said on Tuesday at a conference on energy issues in Taipei.

Taiwan is designing sustainable power solutions for the next generation to face up to climate change, he said at the opening of the Conference on Next Generation Power in Asia, at which local and foreign experts discussed solar energy, wind power and smart grids…. Continue Reading »


March 30th, 2015
He’ll be presenting “Global Energy Initiatives: What the West Can Learn from The East.”  [ Link to BOMA Calendar }

February 18th, 2015
A new report from Navigant Research assesses the global market for building energy management systems (BEMSs), including global market forecasts for revenue, segmented by region, offering type, and customer type, through 2024. Several market trends, including growing corporate awareness of the Internet of Things and rising demand for data-driven decision support tools, are accelerating the adoption of BEMSs. As the cost of monitoring and control technology falls… Continue Reading »

December 26th, 2014
It’s the time of year for looking ahead and gaze into the future to ponder where data management and analytics technology are headed. As I have done for the past few years, I step up to offer my vision and make predictions for what’s to come in 2015. I also look back at 2014 to see how my predictions for…. Continue Reading »

December 10th, 2014
The industrial and commercial sectors could see a 30-45% increase on energy bills to 2030, according to latest projections from the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC). In its third assessment of the impact of carbon budgets on energy bills, the CCC estimates an average increase of 31% in commercial sector energy bills and 26% in industrial sector energy bills to 2030 due to low-carbon policies. The report also states that the annual bill for an average….. Continue Reading »

December 10th, 2014
Mark my words: 2015 will be all about energy. Of course, energy has always been here, keeping the lights on, keeping us warm, keeping us alive. But the industry has been largely stuck (not entirely of its own fault) for nearly 100 years. In 2015, it all will change. Next year, energy will come to the foreground as the leader in innovation, showing the world how one-to-one marketing can revolutionize product delivery and customer service. Other industries will look to…. Continue Reading »

November 24th, 2014
It’s become clear in the past few years that few technologies live in a vacuum. They’re more likely to be connected or related and sharing data, which is why it’s always better to think of the enterprise holistically rather than in silos. (Imagine how much more efficiently the federal government would run if it stored one record of each citizen, rather than one at the Internal Revenue Service, another at the Social Security Administration, another at the Transportation…. Continue Reading »

November 16th, 2014
The consumer Internet of Things may be hyper-competitive, but at least it’s easy to define. The average end-user wants relatively few things of their IoT right now: a smart home, a smart car, and maybe a bit of healthcare information. If you’re selling a hot new security or energy management or fitness app or device, there are only so many places to look for partners. But what about all the other “things?”…. Continue Reading »

October 20th, 2014
Four percent of Manhattanites go to bed before 7:30 p.m. on weeknights. Only 6% turn off the lights after midnight. For more fine-grained data on what makes New York City tick, ask researcher Steven Koonin. Hidden on a Brooklyn rooftop, his wide-angle infrared camera peers at windows of thousands of buildings across the East River. The camera detects 800 gradations of light, a sensitivity that lets his software determine what time households turn in, what kind of light bulbs….. Continue Reading »