Commentary

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    Oct 14, 2013 | Keith Patterson
    The city of Boston unveiled a row of four energy-positive townhouses - homes that generate more energy than they consume - on August 27 in the Roxbury neighborhood. The project, part of the city's attempt to provide more eco-friendly housing options, were launched by the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Department of Neighborhood Development.
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    Oct 11, 2013 | Manish Srivastava
    In today's scenarios when the distribution utilities are struggling to maintain the quality of service to the customer after every unplanned events like Sandy storm, Hurricane etc. which not only disrupts the power line but also huge cost is invested in having these lines fixed as early as possible for the customers, with events like these there need for a solution which would be cost effective and viable.
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    Oct 07, 2013 | Gal Luft
    Ten years ago, every city between Detroit and Ottawa, including New York, turned dark in what became known as the Northeast blackout of 2003, the most severe power outage to ever occur in the industrialized world. For the next four days the lives of 50 million Americans and Canadians were turned upside down, and, due to the blackout, the lives of eleven ended.
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    Oct 04, 2013 | Rasika Athawale
    Energy Efficiency is no doubt the least cost, lowest risk and cleanest source available today. Among the various means for improving energy efficiency, combined heat and power (CHP) has gained attention of users and policy makers alike.
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    Sep 30, 2013 | Roger Arnold
    In January, a report from the Edison Electric Institute painted a bleak picture for the future of investor-owned utilities. It essentially said that the IOU business model, under the current regulatory environment, is not sustainable in the face of expected growth in rooftop solar.
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    Sep 24, 2013 | Rick Barnett
    Thermal optimization is produced by thoroughly insulating a building's structural shell, to a level at which thermal performance is optimized. This results in the least energy consumption for heating and cooling ("space conditioning"). Space conditioning is the largest part of residential energy use, to a greater extent in homes more than a few years old.
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    Sep 23, 2013 | Davis Swan
    Is it possible for us pampered North Americans to continue to enjoy a  lifestyle supported by power-hungry appliances and technology while at  the same time being environmentally responsible?  Can this take place in a true partnership with the local utility company that we have loved to hate for decades.  The answer to both questions is a resounding "yes!"
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    Sep 20, 2013 | Mark Lively
    Many residential electricity customers have the ability to generate their own electricity.  The number of customers with self generation systems has grown explosively with the advent of roof top solar cells.
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    Sep 18, 2013 | Ashish Garg
    In Utilities many changes are taking place. These trends are affecting the economic, social and working environment of Utility industry. They provide opportunities to Utility industries, to improve their business in current highly competitive economic environment.
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    Sep 11, 2013 | Joe Carlton
    Interaction with brand touchpoints, and not necessarily products or services, often drives customer satisfaction. For public utilities, this is especially true.