Author Archives: Nicholas Upton

Power Prices Surge on Higher Natural Gas Prices

From American Energy Coalition  Electric ratepayers in the Boston and New York City markets are paying more for electricity due to increasing natural gas prices, and some power generators are switching from natural gas to oil, because oil costs less, according to a recent report by Bloomberg News. Natural gas spiked recently to its highest levels in 11 months, according ...

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API opens office in Colorado; Hires Tracee Bentley

WASHINGTON – The American Petroleum Institute today announced the establishment of a Colorado Petroleum Council that will focus on energy priorities in the state, including hydraulic fracturing and energy infrastructure, as the state seeks to create jobs, generate more revenue to the government, and produce more domestic energy. In making this announcement, API also has hired Tracee Bentley, a former ...

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Renewable Energy Group Announces Share Repurchase Program

AMES, Iowa — Renewable Energy Group, Inc.  announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program of up to $30 million of the Company’s shares of common stock. Under the program, REG may repurchase shares from time to time in open market transactions, privately negotiated transactions or by other means. The timing and amount of repurchase transactions ...

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Keep Michigan Warm Coalition Focused on Community Strategies

From Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm DETROIT — Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm members are meeting with state lawmakers onWednesday, Feb. 18, at the state Capitol to raise awareness about the energy assistance needs of Michigan’s low-income households. Earlier this month, Gov. Rick Snyder issued a formal proclamation designating February 2015 as Keep Michigan Warm Month. “The Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm ...

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Natural Gas Exports Gain Momentum on Capitol Hill

Congress is moving quickly on a plan to accelerate government approvals for liquefied natural gas exports, a development that could cause natural gas prices to triple by 2030, according to recent published reports. The website Fuel Fix reports that the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing last week to examine the issue, just one day after the ...

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Energy Consumption by U.S. Government Lowest Since 1975

The U.S. federal government, with thousands of facilities and vehicles in locations across the United States and abroad, is one of the largest energy consumers in the world, but that consumption is declining. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) shows total delivered-to-site energy use by the federal government fell to 0.96 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) ...

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DOE Study Confirms Savings Offered by Greffen Systems’ M2G Controller

ATLANTA — Just in time for winter, a study released recently by the U.S. Department of Energy is confirming Greffen Systems’ (www.GreffenSys.com) M2G intelligent boiler control produces significant savings for heating buildings using hydronic boilers. The DOE’s “Building America Case Study,” which installed and monitored Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM) aftermarket controllers in Chicago, reported fuel savings up to 14%. http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy14osti/62343.pdf ...

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Danfoss Wins 2015 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award

Danfoss Turbocor VTT Series Compressor

CHICAGO, Ill. —  Danfoss’ Turbocor VTT Series Compressor was selected as the winner of the 2015 AHR Expo Product of the Year during the Innovation Award ceremonies on January 27 at the world’s largest HVACR event in Chicago. The new Danfoss VTT (Variable Twin Turbo) Series Compressor was chosen from among the top Innovation Award winners in 10 industry-related categories. ...

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NORA Launches the New OilheatAmerica.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA)  launched a completely new version of OilheatAmerica.com, its consumer information website, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. NORA, working with Primedia, identified the core attributes of Oilheat – Safe, Renewable, Efficient, Clean, Domestic, Abundant and Independent. New content was then created to explain each attribute and how it benefits the consumer. Designed and ...

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