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Here are the Top 5 Energy Stories from January

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

Here are the month's most popular posts.

5.) 4 Big Themes from the DOE's Latest Quadrennial Energy Review

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy released the second installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) report. Part two — "Transforming the Nation's Electricity System" — highlights a variety of factors impacting the grid's future and offers 76 recommendations for protecting and enhancing the nation's grid infrastructure through modernization and transformation.

4.) EIA: Natural Gas Prices Fell To Lowest Point Since 1999

In 2016, natural gas prices hit the lowest point in nearly 20 years. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), 2016 natural gas spot prices averaged $2.49 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) at the national benchmark Henry Hub in Louisiana, which is the lowest annual average price since 1999.

3.) We Surveyed 300+ Energy Managers. Here are the Findings.

What is the current state of business energy management? Direct Energy Business recently surveyed 300 energy decision makers to learn which energy best practices businesses are implementing – and which they’re not. See how your energy strategy stacks up by reading the 2017 Energy Decision Makers Survey Report. 

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2.) A Look at Donald Trump's America First Energy Plan

Before November's election, we sat down with an industry expert for his take on President-elect Trump's energy strategy. Dr. Kent Moors is the executive chair of the Energy Capital Research Group and a former professor of political science at the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Hear his insights in the video below.

1.) Energy Trends to Watch in the Year Ahead

We recently caught up with Direct Energy Business president John Schultz to discuss the latest energy industry developments. In the second half of our conversation, we focused on a variety of factors impacting 2017, including the presidential election, regulatory proceedings and price volatility. Watch the full interview below.

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Posted: February 01, 2017