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Jun 30, 2015
Manuel Asali
To understand the petrochemicals industry, we must put it in the context of energy markets. Most chemicals come from oil and gas, usually from naphtha (or other refinery streams) or natural gas...
Jun 15, 2015
Josh Bode
The electricity industry is abuzz with the question of how to integrate and value distributed energy resources (DERs). We used to have separate dialogues about solar, demand response, batteries,...
Jun 15, 2015
Diana Husmann
Did you know that small businesses are responsible for 55% of all jobs and 66% of all net new jobs since the 1970s? [1] They also spent $130 billion on energy in 2011. [2] Since these fun facts help...
May 15, 2015
Alana Lemarchand
How can we build an economic framework to support sustainable integration of these new technologies? Rapid change is occurring in the electricity industry, due in part to robustly expanding...
Apr 23, 2015
Justin S. Miller
On March 31, 2015, Mexico’s Secretariat of Energy (SENER) issued a notice in the Official Gazette establishing the amount of clean energy generation that major power consumers will be required to buy...
Mar 16, 2015
Nexant Product Marketing
Streamlining how utilities conduct energy assessments is valuable in itself, but the often overlooked yet extremely valuable piece of an energy assessment is actually the data collected during the...
Mar 3, 2015
Nexant
Should the oil and gas majors re-engage with renewables, and if so, how? Over the last two decades, the large western international oil and gas companies, or IOCs – BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips,...
Feb 24, 2015
Stephanie Taboada
Much of the world’s natural gas is classified as “stranded,” meaning it is located in a remote area, far from existing pipeline infrastructure. The volumes often are too small to make constructing a...
Feb 23, 2015
Diana Husmann
Many Small Business programs are named “Small Business Direct Install” – and direct install is literally where they stop. Yet there is so much more that a Small Business program can offer! In one of...
Feb 22, 2015
Justin S. Miller
It is tempting to assert that cheap oil foretells a bleak future for renewable energy in general. This assertion would certainly be true in a perfect market where energy consumers and investors made...