FUELSAVE – Green Technology

LEDs Cut New York’s Christmas-Light Energy Needs by 35%

In December 1989, Clark Griswold’s impressive lighting display caused a peaking power plant to come on-line somewhere in Illinois. Fast-forward to 2016, however, and the Clark Griswolds of the world (or at least of New York state) have… Read More

EIA’s Data and Analysis Miss the Mark Again, This Time on Third-Party-Owned Solar

Last week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration published a report claiming that only 30 percent of distributed solar is owned by third parties, with a state-by-state breakout for major states by segment. The data looks great, especially for… Read More

Bill Gates Talked to Trump About the Opportunity for Clean Energy Innovation

Bloomberg: Bill Gates Pushes Green Energy on Call With Trump, While Building $1 Billion Fund On one end of the phone, there was Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, who has pledged a good chunk of his fortune to ending… Read More

Tackling New York’s Rising Power Demand With an Affordable Housing Microgrid

Consolidated Edison has a problem. By the summer of 2018, the utility’s Brownsville substation serving customers Brooklyn and Queens will be overburdened, to the tune of approximately 69 megawatts.  But rather than invest $1.2 billion in conventional grid… Read More

Can NYSERDA Make Offshore Wind Projects in the US More Like Europe’s?

A few months ago, a survey of wind experts published in Nature Energy found that the levelized cost of energy for onshore and offshore wind could drop another 25 percent by 2030. For European offshore wind, that price… Read More

Rick Perry, Governor of Largest Wind Power State, Is Trump’s Pick for Head of DOE

Breaking with a loose tradition of appointing energy experts, scientists and industrialists as the head of the Energy Department, President-elect Donald Trump has named Texas Governor Rick Perry as secretary of energy. Perry famously was unable to recall… Read More

In Its Largest Quarter Ever, US Solar Market Saw Nearly 2MW of PV Installed per Hour in Q3 2016

The United States solar market just shattered all previous quarterly solar photovoltaic installation records. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Q4 2016 U.S. Solar Market Insight report, 4,143 megawatts of solar PV were installed in… Read More

Trump Chooses ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Selecting a secretary of state who could potentially incite, as well as preside over, a global energy conflict is a difficult call to make, but those are kind of the calls that President-elect Donald Trump makes. Reports are… Read More

Bill Gates and Other Famous Investors Launch $1 Billion Energy Tech Fund Using Lessons Learned

Bill Gates just revealed more information about his plan, first unveiled about a year ago, to bring together a group of billionaires to fund breakthroughs in energy technology that can fight climate change. The group, which has a… Read More

Current, GE’s Energy Management ‘Startup,’ Is Undergoing Reorganization

GE's $1 billion energy management arm, Current, is in the midst of a reorganization intended to make the business leaner. According to numerous sources who work with GE's Current or have direct knowledge about the restructuring, the company… Read More