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EVs Could Drive 38% Rise in U.S. Electric Demand

Energy usage in the United States has been flat over the past years. But electric vehicles (EVs) could represent a revival for utility companies. Rising demand for fueling these cars could be the reason for energy usage growth of 80 terawatt-hours per year.

Putting a Price on Carbon in Canada

One of the keystones of Canada’s climate change initiatives is carbon pricing. According to the World Bank, this economically based method of reducing greenhouse gas emissions is used by dozens of countries and is increasingly supported by the private sector.

TOU Rates + Solar + Storage = New Innovations for Grid Optimization

Time-of-use (TOU) rates mean customers pay more for electricity when demand is higher and less in time periods that it is lower. They’re a great way to encourage people to use less energy at peak times, and more and more utilities across the United States are using TOU plans to help smooth load profiles. In California, for instance, time-variable rates will be the default by next year.

What Do You Know About Agriculture?

If you still think of big red barns and fields of cows when you hear the word “agriculture,” you’re in for a surprise. While dairy farming is still a major component, the agriculture sector now spreads far and wide to include indoor farming, wineries, cannabis, aquaculture and more. As technology improves and farmers become more innovative, the industry is ripe for energy savings.

Ask and You Shall Receive: Getting an International Perspective on Energy

This article originally appeared in the June 2018 issue of AESP Strategies, the official publication for members of the Association of Energy Services Professionals. To learn more, visit https://www.aesp.org/

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