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Category: energy efficiency

Natural Gas Is Beating Coal – for Now. Will It Last?

In 2016, according to the Energy Information Administration, something significant happened in the domestic energy industry: for most of last year, natural gas became the number one source for electricity generation in the U.S. – ahead of coal. This was not unforeseen; experts have been predicting that natural gas would… Read More

First Monthly Wood Pellet Report Issued by EIA

In January 2016, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a reporting agency under the Department of Energy, began a new survey that was designed to collect data on biomass production and inventory, including wood pellets. The goal was to survey operating pellet plants across the nation (on a monthly basis for… Read More

Hybrid ID Fan Designs Promise Major Efficiency Gains

Pulp and paper mill lime kiln ID fans are some of the most difficult to design. Typically, they are oversized and operate with a damper that remains 40–50 percent closed. The pressure loss across the fan inlet or outlet damper can result in a significant waste of energy, meaning that… Read More