Fuel for Thought – Lime Energy Links for June

We’ve gathered some of the latest industry news for you. Take a look at what is happening in the world of energy efficiency.

The deployment of clean energy is one of the rare bipartisan issues. According to Ron Pernick and Clean Edge, red states and blue states share the leaderboard for key clean energy metrics like electronic vehicle registrations, smart meter penetration, and utility-scale clean-electricity generation.

Residents and businesses in developing countries are expected to install a “mind-boggling” number of air conditioners in the coming years, especially in India, Brazil, and Indonesia. This is a very good thing for people’s comfort, but Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis explain how the predicted 1.6 billion new air conditioners by 2050 will cause a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions already transforming the global climate. Washington Post.

Tina Casey writes about an exciting new power plant technology currently being scaled in the territory of Gibraltar: wave power. A new plant in Gibraltar powered by the movement of the ocean is expected to produce fifteen percent of the territory’s electricity when complete. CleanTechnica.

The New York State Public Service Commission, the state agency responsible for regulating utilities, issued an order earlier this month that begins the transition toward meeting Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative. The order begins to change the ways that utilities generate revenue, an important step necessary to push them toward embracing cleaner energy. Rory Christian breaks down the complicated evolution of New York’s utilities under REV. EDF Blog.

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