Blog

Feb 12, 2019
Katy McSurdy
Lynn Belken
Happy Valentine's Day Last year we asked our staff why they love what they do, but this year, we're asking you---what do you love about the energy industry? And what fun puns can you make on an #...
Electric Vehicle disruptions
Feb 11, 2019
Richard Platt
Electric Vehicles (EVs) have gained significant momentum in recent years, supported by regulatory incentives, changing consumer perception, and the willingness of much of the auto manufacturing...
changes in heat pumps
Feb 7, 2019
Katy McSurdy
Why We Need Heat Pumps The NJ Global Warming Response Act (GWRA) , which was passed in 2007, has a target requiring New Jersey to reduce GHG emissions by 80 percent from 2006 levels by 2050 . This...
self sufficient isopropanol
Jan 31, 2019
Daniel Saxton
Isopropanol (also referred to as IPA, isopropyl alcohol, 2-propanol, sec-propyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol) is widely used as a solvent in personal care, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foods, adhesives...
Bahrain Green Building
Jan 30, 2019
Katy McSurdy
The World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City is not only an architectural marvel, but also an emblem of hope. Developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the LEED Gold-certified...
Gas Detectors save lives
Jan 22, 2019
Stephen B Harrison
Refining risks are real, and can be mitigated We do not have to go too far back in history to recall the fire at the ENI refinery in the Italian town of Sannazzaro dei Burgondi, north of Milan, which...
location-based pricing in energy markets
Jan 21, 2019
Fernando Magnago
Location-based pricing is adopted in many modern bulk power system electricity markets. That is, the pricing for any given grid power injection or withdrawal is biased by its tendency to relieve or...
Holistic electrification strategy
Jan 16, 2019
Brad Simcox
Electrification has been coming up constantly in our industry over the past couple of years. As far as what electrification is—my colleague Jeff Baker recently wrote a great blog on the subject,...
Chemical Company CRT
Jan 13, 2019
Sadara Chemical Company ( Sadara ) today achieved another significant milestone, having safely completed the Creditors Reliability Test (CRT), a rigorous effort designed to demonstrate the...
Utility Services
Jan 10, 2019
Lynn Belken
What do companies like Apple, Coke, and Nike all have in common? Successful emotion-based marketing. Meaning, the ability to make you feel. Feel like you’re trendy, close to friends, or athletic;...