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Top 3 Energy Stories from December

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We hope everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday season. It’s hard to believe it’s 2018, but judging by our most popular blog posts from last month, it seems as if the new year was on the minds of our readers before it arrived!

The most visited post from December was Direct Energy Business president, John Schultz’s, predictions for 2018.

In his post, The 4 Big Things to Watch in 2018, John detailed many topics of interest for 2018 including:

  • The United States’ position as a net exporter of natural gas and how it might impact prices
  • The Department of Energy’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to provide full cost recovery for coal and nuclear units
  • Energy costs and increasing reliability charges
  • Renewables and how federal mandates may, or may not, impact rapid expansion

You can watch the full video below or read a complete transcript by going to our original post: 4 Big Things to Watch in 2018


Our second most popular post from last month had a similar theme as our most popular: 2018 Energy Trends and Predictions

In this post published on December 20th, we review in detail some of the most pressing issues heading into the new year. Those include:

  • A look at how coal might make a temporary return in 2018
  • Natural Gas consumption increases
  • Technological advancements and their continue disruption in the energy sector
  • Continued growth of renewables at home and abroad

To get a full look at these predictions, and a recap of what changes happened in 2017, be sure to download our full report:

Finally, the third most visited post in December was our article on How to Monitor Your Energy Use During Holiday Season.

Many of the tips we included in the post are applicable throughout the entire year, for instance ways to reduce your risk of energy cost spikes during wintry weather.

Check out the full post for more tips and tricks.

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Posted: January 08, 2018