Industry Market Trends

Manufacturers Increasingly Turn to Demand Response as a Revenue Stream

July 10, 2013

In its current state, the U.S. electrical grid does not have energy storage backup capacity to compensate for peak load demand. As such, the supply of energy generated by power plants needs to match the demand for it in real-time. Managing that supply and demand is tricky for grid operators. Read More

Industry Market Trends

Carbon Capture Reports Show U.S. Has the Means, but What About the Technology?

July 10, 2013

A few weeks ago President Barack Obama announced plans to order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to propose limits on carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal and gas-fired utilities by 2015. What wasn't talked about as much is that, as important as it is for the future to reduce CO2 emissions, it's equally vital that American finds a way to capture and store carbon dioxide as well. The reality is that we're never going to be able to fully reduce our carbon emissions unless we figure out a way to capture and store it for the future. Read More