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Efficient Reading: Bi-Weekly Digest of the Top Content Submitted to the Energy Efficiency Group in Energy Central- February 20, 2020

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The world of energy efficiency is an important one for utilities, end consumers, and every stakeholder along the way to keep in mind as the future of energy gets formulated. A growing population and increasing industrialization of new areas only means that power demand is wont to grow as well, but by harnessing efficiency through every step of an electron’s journey—from generation to consumption—the impact of that demand growth can be dampened and in some cases mitigated.

To make sure you’re up to date on all the latest energy efficiency news in recent weeks, I’m back again with another issue of ‘Efficient Reading,’ the bi-weekly digest of top content submitted to Energy Central’s Energy Efficiency Group. Check out these select submissions, and if you think I’m overlooking an important story, don’t hesitate to submit an article on it or let me know where I can read more to share with this group.

Matt Chester

Community Manager


Polish coal boiler phase-out: an inspiration for clean heat

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The contributors at Foresight Climate & Energy provide a look into Poland and the efficiency work being done in the European nation towards energy efficient heating. While Poland is known for the reliance it has on coal—both in the power generation sector and in heating—Polish leaders are looking to implement emission standards for heating appliances in homes that would require more energy efficient heating systems and would provide financial assistance to homeowners for such energy efficiency measures. Given the carbon-intensive nature of energy use in Poland, these pushes will be critical to watch.

New York State Finalizes Emissions Limits to Power Generators

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Taking the need for efficiency and carbon-neutrality back to the United States, Phedorah Rosiclair shares a post by Michael Keller on recent developments in New York that would hit similar emissions requirements for the power generators across the state. By limiting the maximum emissions allowed by such generators, efficiency in power generation once again comes into play as one of the chief strategies towards achieving energy transition goals.


A Meeting of the Minds Presents a Different Approach to Energy Efficiency

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As the energy efficiency pushes continue on, the lowest hanging fruit continues to be picked and greater innovation may be needed. With that in mind, Nevelyn Black shares an interesting article about how a few different projects are looking beyond the ‘business-as-usual’ efficiency and harnessing unique and innovative approaches. Check this article out to see some of the specifics.

Features from AESP’s Annual Conference

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In case you were unaware, the Energy Efficiency Community ag Energy Central operates in partnership with AESP, the Association of Energy Services Professionals. This past week has been AESP’s annual conference, with many of our community members travelling out to Anaheim to get a pulse of the energy efficiency sector in person. Given that, I wanted to give a shoutout to a few key AESP-related pieces that have come to this group in recent days, including two interviews I conducted with presenters at the AESP conference, a podcast interview that AESP posted with the founder and CEO of Franklin Energy, and a list of the Energy Award Winners from the conference (congrats to all!).



That’s a wrap for this edition of ‘Efficient Reading.’ Know that if you submit a great post on energy efficiency in the next two weeks, you very well may be featured in this spot for the next issue! And if you want to make sure your favorite piece doesn’t get overlooked in this bi-weekly digest, be sure to let me know in the comments what your favorite articles were.


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