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Top 4 Industries that Consume the Most Energy

Top 4 Industries that Consume the Most Energy

Lets face it, our world consumes more energy than we could ever imagine. Worldwide, humans used about 575 quadrillion british thermal units (btu) of energy in 2015, according to estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Agency. For the United States in 2018, the total U.S. primary energy consumption per person (or per capita consumption) was …

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How Xcel Energy’s Rate Increases Could Affect Your Business

Xcel Energy is an energy company that provides residential and commercial energy to Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico.  In Colorado, Xcel Energy is the state’s largest electricity supplier. According to The Denver Post, Xcel Energy is seeking a rate increase starting 2020. Xcel Energy currently has 1.5 million …

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5 Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has evolved from its origin of a suggestion that corporations earmark a portion of their profits to put toward philanthropic initiatives, to becoming a basic component of the way that many companies operate their business. Now, it is a broad term used to describe a company’s effort to improve society in …

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EXAMPLE: How Service Businesses Can Boost Their Bottom Line

On average, overhead accounts for 51% of sales for service businesses; that’s a hefty expense, especially for small or growing businesses. Increasing sales is the immediate thought to lower this percentage, but, for service businesses, making direct efforts to lower overhead may be a better solution. Let’s look at an example: EnergyLink recently worked with …

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PACE Funding Strengthens in California

New Legislation in California Strengthens PACE Financing Standards Property assessed clean energy (PACE) allows homeowners to make crucial home improvements, without having high upfront costs. Homeowners can repay the financing over a long period of time, while benefiting from energy upgrades in their home. Recently, California Legislation strengthened PACE financing standards and consumer protections. In …

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Filling The Energy Market Gap

For most organizations, the benefits of energy efficiency are clear; however, getting access to the right consultation and recommendations to start an energy project isn’t always easy. There is a gap in the energy market; facilities are either too small to interest large energy service companies, or too large and complex for small energy-efficiency businesses; …

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Tesla’s New Solar Panels are Almost Invisible

Tesla makes another leap in the solar industry One of the most common arguments against solar panels is the unappealing appearance they present to a home’s roof. Tesla recently revealed new images of their residential solar panels and it appears they look to put an end to that argument. Tesla is most known for the extremely …

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