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These are the Top Energy Stories from 2016

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2016 brought a whirlwind of energy news, tips and insights on the Direct Energy Business Blog. 

Here are some of our most popular articles from this year. 

10. Direct Energy Named Electric Retail Supplier Exclusively Contracted by the State of Delaware

We're thrilled to share that the State of Delaware has formally named Direct Energy as the “Electric Retail Supplier Exclusively Contracted by the State of Delaware.” This is the first such program and designation made in the United States. 

9. Be Frightened By These 7 Scary Energy Facts

There are a number of alarming energy statistics around energy waste, costs and emissions. We've put together this "Seven Scary Energy Facts" infographic to help put energy waste in perspective and provide some meaningful ways to save.

8. Hear What Energy Experts Are Saying About Panoramic Power

We gave a demonstration of Panoramic Power to energy industry leaders and experts at the Future of Energy Summit in New York. In the video, Yaniv Vardi (CEO, Panoramic Power) and Badar Khan (CEO, Direct Energy) discuss how the energy and operational insights provided by Panoramic Power can help improve businesses.

7. Get Ahead of the Energy Market With These Helpful Tips

As one of the largest retail energy suppliers in North America, we help small businesses find ways to reduce their energy costs and boost their bottom line. To help small businesses get ahead of today's energy market, we've put together a new straightforward guide. 

6. 10 Most Important Energy Numbers from 2016

In 2016, there were a number of major storylines across the industry, including significant growth in U.S. solar installations, liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports and natural gas-fired power generation. We’ve assembled some of the year's most telling energy statistics and projections to help highlight the industry's biggest trends.

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5. Year in Review with Direct Energy Business President John Schultz

We recently caught up with Direct Energy Business president John Schultz to get his take on some of the year's most noteworthy natural gas, electricity and policy trends. Hear his thoughts in this video interview. 

4. Solar Growth and the Investment Tax Credit: What Businesses Should Know

The ITC — which was extended in December for another three years — is a 30 percent tax credit for solar systems on residential and commercial properties, offering homes and businesses cost-effective clean power and price certainty. Given the popularity of the tax credit, GTM Research estimates the new extension will help drive a whopping $130 billion in total investment.

3. 7 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Energy Choice

In the U.S. and Canada, many states and provinces have replaced a monopoly system of electricity and natural gas with competition, allowing energy providers to vie for your business. Today, consumers in deregulated energy markets have real energy choice and can choose who supplies energy to their home or business.

2. How Real-Time Data Insights Are Boosting This Plastic Recycler

MRC Polymers – an Illinois-based plastic compounder that utilizes post-consumer and post-industrial scrap – was searching for a credible energy provider to educate them on the latest market trends and equip them with cutting-edge technology. With Direct Energy Business, MRC Polymers found an energy provider they could trust and rely on. In particular, Panoramic Power’s device level energy management solution has helped MRC monitor equipment performance in real time and identify machinery that requires maintenance and repairs.

1. 6 Benefits of Being a Direct Energy Business Customer

We’ve highlighted the benefits of switching to a retail energy supplier. But, how can Direct Energy Business specifically benefit your small business?
Here are some of the many advantages of being a Direct Energy Business customer.

Have a safe and happy New Year! Be sure to stay tuned to the Direct Energy Business Blog in 2017 for the latest energy news and insights. Follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook!

Posted: December 30, 2016