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Here are the Top 5 Energy Stories from February

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

Here are last month's most popular posts.

5.) Natural Gas-Fired Generating Capacity Expected to Increase

Over the next two years, U.S. natural gas-fired generating capacity is projected to increase by more than 36 gigawatts (GW). That's according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), which expects capacity additions to total 11.2 GW in 2017 and 25.4 GW in 2018. Sign up and watch our on-demand quarterly energy market update:

4.) How PPG Paints Arena is Winning in Energy Management

PPG Paints Arena is home to the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s also home to a winning energy strategy — aided by Direct Energy Business — that combines energy efficiency, demand reduction and smart procurement strategies that take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace. Watch the video below to learn more. 

3.) The Growing Focus on Energy Management

It's no secret: smarter energy management can lower costs and boost your business's financial performance. Today’s businesses understand the value of energy management, as evidenced by a survey we recently completed of 300+ energy decision makers from across a range of industries: commercial real estate, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, restaurants/retail grocery and retail.

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2.) Natural Gas Prices Projected to Rise with Increased Demand

After hitting the lowest point in nearly 20 years, natural gas prices are expected to climb again in 2017 and 2018. That's according to the January 2017 Short-Term Energy Outlook produced by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

1.) Georgia vs. Massachusetts: Who Wins This Year's Energy Showdown?

How do Georgia and Massachusetts stack up when it comes to managing overall energy consumption? We put together a fun Energy Bowl infographic comparing both states on a variety of energy indicators, ranging from state energy efficiency ranking to policies promoting energy choice.

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Posted: March 08, 2017