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Here are the Top 5 Energy Stories from April

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

Here are the month's most popular posts.

5.) U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Have Fallen 14% Since 2005

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – those related to energy consumption in all major economic sectors – fell 1.7 percent to 5,170 million metric tons (MMmt) in 2016. The decrease follows a 2.7 percent drop in 2015 and an overall 14 percent drop since 2005.

4.) What is the Future of the Clean Power Plan?

Last month, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review the Clean Power Plan and a related rule aimed at limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new power plants. Here's what could be next for the plan. 

3.) Natural Gas-Fired Generation Led All U.S. Capacity in 2016

In 2016, natural gas accounted for 43 percent of U.S. operating electricity generating capacity and served more than one-third of total electricity generation. Learn about the price impact of growing natural gas-fired generation. 

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2.) Capacity Prices Will Soon Be Lower in the MISO Region. Here's Why.

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) recently revealed the outcome of its recent Planning Resource Auction (PRA) for the time period covering June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. Find out why capacity prices will soon be much lower in the region. 

1.) How Top-Performing Businesses Unlock Energy Savings Potential

According to our 2017 Energy Decision Makers Survey Report, most businesses do not currently have a comprehensive energy strategy in place. Only 6 percent of businesses are currently using all six supply-side and demand-reduction best practices. We recently held a webinar to highlight the key findings from our report. 

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Posted: May 02, 2017