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Will the NYISO Send Carbon Far, Far Away?

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) wants to reduce carbon emissions from power production by charging a fee for it at the wholesale production level. The result would increase market prices, benefitting renewable and no/low carbon sources that would not have to pay the fee, but doing so could create many wrinkles in the fabric of the electricity market structure. However, discussions at various stakeholder meetings since 2017 are working to iron them out in time to initiate the fee in mid-2021.

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Wizard of Oz - Summer 2017
LA ConfidentialJuly 18, 2017

The Brains Behind the Savings

The Scarecrow had enough sense to know that he needed a brain, but what about your building? The impending rollout of distributed energy resource (DER) tariffs and power pricing suggests that many facilities may soon need their own “transplants.”

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SmartCEO Brava Awards
EventsJune 14, 2017

SmartCEO Brava Awards

Congratulations to our CEO, Catherine Luthin for being a NJ SmartCEO 2017 Brava Award winner! Catherine along with other award winners will be honored as SmartCEO shares their inspiring stories in SmartCEO magazine and celebrates their success at a high-energy awards gala.

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AEE Energy Management Conference East
EventsMarch 22, 2017

GLOBALCON 2017 Conference & Expo

Join us at the AEE GLOBALCON 2017 Conference! Catherine Luthin chairs Session 1A: Creative Ways to Pay for Energy Efficiency.

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Hospital Engineering Society of Greater New York (HESGNY) Educational Session
EventsMarch 09, 2017

Hospital Engineering Society of Greater New York (HESGNY) Educational Session

A presentation delivered by Nat DiDonato on Con Edison Tariff Changes That Impact Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Projects.

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Weather Extremes January 2017
LA ConfidentialJanuary 18, 2017

Factoid: Supercritical Solutions

As we look at opportunities to impact climate change, out-of-the box thinking may help us bridge the gap until fossil fuel plants are out of the picture. Those of you who enjoy the beach may have noticed   the “Fudgie – Wudgie” guy (that is what we called him in the 20th century) selling ice cream on the beach out of shopping bags or pushing a cart. Rather than using ice which will not last the full day, he uses a solid form of carbon dioxide (CO2) known as dried ice. Did you know that CO2 also occurs in liquid form? Well, somewhat.

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Weather Extremes January 2017
LA ConfidentialJanuary 18, 2017

Potential Impacts of Near-Term State and Federal Energy Policies Related to Climate

With the election of Donald Trump, federal and state energy policies may sharply diverge in the near future. Some states, such as New York and California, are trying to reduce carbon emissions, while President-elect Trump appears to have other priorities.  Trump’s campaign proposals are preliminary, but a few general directions are clear. Here is how those divergent strategies and transition plans may impact energy policy.

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Weather Extremes January 2017
LA ConfidentialJanuary 18, 2017

Riding the Weather Roller Coaster

Climate change may gradually alter the landscape of energy production like tectonic shifts, but seasonal weather variations yield much shorter and obvious changes, a bit like riding a roller coaster. During the winter of 2015-16, much of the U.S. rode it to the warmest winter on record. In the Northeast, December 2015 had 27% fewer heating degree-days (HDD) than the 30-year average, while January-February saw HDDs 12-17% below normal. Two years before, we had the Polar Vortex winter, one of the coldest on record. Such short term variations cause ripple effects on energy pricing that may be felt for a year or more thereafter.

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Weather Extremes January 2017
LA ConfidentialJanuary 18, 2017

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Energy Costs

Weather conditions, such as occasional daily and annual variations in temperature and moisture, have obvious temporary effects on energy bills. Heating costs rise when it is cold and dry, while cooling costs rise when it is hot and humid. Weather changes associated with climate change are expected to have long-term permanent impacts on those costs by causing weather extremes and changes to how power is produced.

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LuthINformed
ArticlesOctober 26, 2016

Fuel Mix in New York

In this issue, we take a look at the fuel mix in New York. We hope to provide our readers with guidance and actionable information that will be both valuable and useful.

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World Energy Engineering Congress
EventsSeptember 23, 2016

World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) 2016

A collection of seasoned energy professionals gather in a roundtable discussion designed to let you discover everything you ever wanted to know about the various aspects of working in the broad energy arena. In this roundtable session, participants share their successes, failures, and thoughts on how to succeed.

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