Monthly Archives: July 2013

‘Local Energy’ Changing Germany’s Power Grid

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

 

“Local Foods” is a collaborative effort to build more locally based self-reliant food economies.  It encourages the processing and consumption of food to be integrated into local economies.

Germany has taken this concept and applied it to energy, creating “Local Energy.”

An article in the July 15th Wall Street Journal (Bioenergy Revs Up in Germany, Nina Adam) describes how the… Read More

M2M Technology, 6 Ways Smart Buildings Are Becoming Even Smarter

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Dan Probst
Energy and Sustainability Services

 

 

 

Smart buildings are leveraging emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies to become even smarter. According to the latest Global Sustainability Perspective, six advances in smart building technology are enabling a new era in building energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction, yielding a return on investment for building owners within one to two years.

The term “smart… Read More

Green rating systems, a necessity or nice to have?

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Jiri Skopek
Energy and Sustainability Services

At a recent green real estate conference it was discussed that green building management is now considered a mainstream best management practice – because well managed buildings – those that address energy and environmental as well as other considerations, generally have better financial performance whether they have been rated or not.

Q: If green is becoming the new norm,… Read More

Strike prices take center stage

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Dane Wilkins
Renewable Energy Capital, UK

Last week the government announced the proposed strike prices for renewables up to 2020 that will help them contribute more than 30% of total power by 2020. The strike price for onshore wind, which will be £100/MWh for 2014-2017 and £95/MWh in 2017-2019, has been long awaited and will provide developers and investors with much needed confidence in relation… Read More

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