Summer 2020 is here. With the warmer weather and current events, many will see a spike in electric bills. We’ve provided tips before on how to lower your energy usage here: https://realgyenergyservices.com/fast-ways-to-cut-your-home-energy-bills/.
However, if you find yourself looking to increase those savings, you may want to invest in some changes to make your home or business more energy-efficient. Take a look at these suggestions: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/06/25/upgrades-make-your-home-more-energy-efficient/
As we prepare to ring in the new year, most are looking back on an incredible year of innovations and historical moments. Events such as these do not occur without hard work, inspiration, and dedication. Look back at the last year and relish the ups and downs, the hurdles and accomplishments; whether minor or grand, know that 2019 set the precedence for our future. And it sure is looking bright.
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Concentrated solar power has never made enough heat to be used in certain industrial processes such as creating cement, steel, or glass.
Bill Gates’ startup Heliogen uses technology that uncovered the ability to generate heat over 1,000°C. Using their software and materials, greenhouse emissions can be dramatically decreased in the industry that creates “more than a fifth of global emissions”.
Although the investment may be high at first, it will save companies money while also providing green heat. Among these developments, Heliogen is also using their discoveries to produce clean hydrogen and further their renewable energy uses.
Additional Information: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/19/business/heliogen-solar-energy-bill-gates/index.html
Imagine the ability to save $8.4 billion and the US Government won’t.
You might think:
- Company conspiracies preventing action
- Bureaucracy issue
Well, the answer is 3.
The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) sued the US Department of Energy (DOE) to FORCE them to release new standards to cover electric equipment.
The story is that when Trump was elected, he froze all new regulations. Caught up in those were these updates to the Energy Policy Act.
Technology advances improved and the DOE needed to update these standards. The NRDC did all Americans a service to reduce energy consumption and save us money.
President George W. Bush’s administration implemented energy standards to phase out high energy usage light bulbs. Obama’s administration was set to finalize that legislation in January 2020 to include specialty bulbs becoming more energy efficient. Trump’s administration wants to undo these regulations. Not only would this encourage consumers to spend more money on bulbs with lower life expectancies, it would increase their bills due to less energy efficient products and increase carbon dioxide emissions. If regulations are reversed, they will be challenged.
Illinois passed the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) which you will hear about for some time. The act will be creating jobs in the renewable energy field to power Illinois’ future. However, the law was challenged and the Illinois Commerce Commission has proposed changes to allow the benefits to be reserved for in-state residents equally. (more…)
Chicago’s Little Village is home to a retired coal-fired power plant. Future use of the space is being planned by Hilco Redevelopment Partners with the approval of the City Council. Hilco plans to convert it into a distribution center and they believe the jobs created would benefit the city. (more…)
Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. (more…)
With technology advancing so quickly these days, there are many options for consumers to make daily tasks more efficient. Whether homeowners are building a new space or upgrading amenities, it has become popular to use a digital thermostat. Programmable thermostats are more common and have proven useful but smart thermostats are on the rise. (more…)