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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 2/16 Bearish weather forecast weighs on natural gas demand outlook. MONDAY 2/12 Natural gas closed 3.2 cents lower at $2.552 per MMBtu, its lowest level of the winter, as the weather forecast remained unsupportive of increased heating demand in the major consuming eastern regions of the country. Equity markets... The post Weekly Energy Market Watch | February 19...

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  • The recent passage of H.R.1, the Tax Reform Bill (Bill), had several important provisions that will change the economics of corporate renewable energy projects. In this blog, we’ll focus on how the Bill will affect new, corporate-owned, solar PV installations. While there are a few provisions—such as BEAT, NOL, AMT, Interest Expense, and Partnerships—that will... The post What is the Impact of the...

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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 2/9 Natural gas prompt month falls to its lowest level of winter. MONDAY 2/5 Natural gas fell 9.9 cents to $2.747 per MMBtu as weekend weather forecasts showed temperatures moderating from the 6-10-day period to the 8-14- day period, which would likely reduce heating demand. Equities suffered major declines... The post Weekly Energy Market Watch | February 12, 2...

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  • Consumers are used to seeing the blue ENERGY STAR® logo on household appliances, from their computer monitors to large refrigerators—there is strength in the positive brand awareness and strong association with energy efficiency. This becomes even more significant when the logo can be found on the buildings in which we work or the venues in... The post Top Five Reasons to Pursue ENERGY STAR Certif...

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  • As winter nears its half-way point, those in the eastern U.S. have certainly had their share of frigid temperatures due to Arctic outbreaks. The chilly temps tested the energy grid, constrained pipelines, and injected volatility back into spot and index markets. Although pricing has come back down as of late, there’s plenty of winter left... The post Q1 Energy Market Update: Winter Update and Impa...

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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 2/2 Natural gas propelled higher on another massive storage draw. MONDAY 1/29 Natural gas was moderately higher along the curve as a cold shot into the Midwest and Northeast was expected to boost heating demand during the week. The expiring February 2018 contract settled 12.6 cents higher at $3.631... The post Weekly Energy Market Watch | February 5, 2018 appear...

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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 1/26 Natural gas propelled higher on another massive storage draw. MONDAY 1/22 Natural gas gained 3.9 cents to $3.224 per MMBtu as traders looked ahead to the week’s storage report, which was expected to come in above historical norms and widen the deficit further. Crude oil traded in positive... The post Weekly Energy Market Watch | January 29, 2018 appeared fi...

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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 1/19 Natural gas marginally changed as traders weigh heating demand. MONDAY 1/15 Markets were closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. TUESDAY 1/16 When trading resumed, natural gas came under selling pressure as short-term temperature outlooks took a bearish turn for heating demand in the eastern half of the... The post Weekly Energy Market Watch | ...

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  • Today is a very exciting day across all our offices and teams – Ecova has officially unveiled our new name and brand: ENGIE Insight. This change comes as our organization works to intensify and accelerate a singular focus on our core capabilities: helping multi-site customers achieve business growth while also reducing their resource consumption. I’d... The post A New Day for Sustainable Resource ...

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  • ENGIE Insight’s Waste Expert Shares Her Insight at TEDx Spokane Far from your average office-based product manager, Kristin Kinder has earned her stripes in America’s dirtiest landfills, transfer stations, and loading docks. So, when she delivered her talk about the future of waste at TEDx Spokane to a crowd of more than 600, why was... The post What Does a Blue Dress and the Circular Economy Have...

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  • Ecova’s Waste Expert Shares Her Insight at TEDx Spokane Far from your average office-based product manager, Kristin Kinder has earned her stripes in America’s dirtiest landfills, transfer stations, and loading docks. So, when she delivered her talk about the future of waste at TEDx Spokane to a crowd of more than 600, why was she... The post The Future of Waste: How a Blue Dress Represents the Cir...

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  • As the East begins to thaw from the extremely cold temperatures following the “Bomb Cyclone,” some end-users are likely to have flashbacks to the Polar Vortex and the market-based energy price spikes that led to dramatically higher utility bills. The Polar Vortex strained the energy grid in the eastern U.S. and challenged system operators to... The post Bomb Cyclone vs. Polar Vortex: a Look at Ene...

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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 1/12 Record storage withdrawal propels natural gas higher. MONDAY 1/8 Natural gas recovered some of the prior week’s losses even as lost production from well freeze-offs was likely to return. The February 2018 contract settled 4.0 cents higher at $2.835 per MMBtu. Crude oil edged 29 cents higher to... The post Weekly Energy Market Watch | January 15, 2018 appear...

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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 1/5 Natural gas futures retreat despite cold snap; electric index markets soar. MONDAY 1/1 U.S. markets were closed in observance of New Year’s Day. TUESDAY 1/2 When trading resumed, natural gas found weather-related support as meteorologists called for below normal temperatures to stretch from the Northwest to the East.... The post Weekly Energy Market Watch | ...

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  • As I think back on the many changes that occurred in 2017 – from a new era of climate action among international business leaders to the surge of pro-environment voters on Election Day 2017 to massive climate events across the country – I’m struck by how the core values that have fueled Ecova since 1997... The post Energy and Sustainability: Looking Forward by Reflecting Back appeared first on Eco...

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  • Ecova and IMA (The Institute of Management Accountants) recently partnered to present an “Inside Talk” webinar to more than 1,000 finance professionals on “The Energy Journey: How to Reduce Energy Spending and Drive Long Term Impact.” We were thrilled to have such a great turnout of people from a range of businesses that are all... The post The Journey to Energy Savings Begins with a Few Steps app...

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  • The energy industry is transforming at a faster pace than ever before in its history. As in other markets, the ideas of decentralization, automation and optimization have found their way into recent conversations. Utilities, businesses and consumers alike are beginning to see the opportunity and value of investing in distributed energy resources (DERs) – including... The post 3 Steps to a More Res...

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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 12/15 Natural gas falls to its lowest level since the spring of 2016. MONDAY 12/11 Natural gas edged 5.6 cents higher to $2.828 per MMBtu as Arctic air was expected to spill into the South during the week, which would likely boost heating demand. Crude oil followed distillate prices higher... The post Weekly Energy Market Watch | December 18, 2017 appeared first...

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  • Finding new ways to help utilities reach their customers – especially historically under participating segments like small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) – is a key component of Ecova’s work in that sector. In my last post, Breaking Down Barriers: What Every Utility Needs to Know About SMB Engagement, I shared a high-level roadmap for driving... The post Energizing Utility SMB Solutions: New ...

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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 12/8 Natural gas plummets on rare December storage build. MONDAY 12/4 Natural gas traded in the red to start the week as early estimates for the upcoming storage report called for an abnormally low draw, which could erase half of the five-year average storage deficit. By day’s end the cost... The post Weekly Energy Market Watch | December 11, 2017 appeared first...

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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 12/1 Natural gas edges higher on colder temperature outlook. MONDAY 11/27 Natural gas jumped 11.5 cents to settle at $2.928 per MMBtu even as meteorologists called for abovenormal temperatures to cover the eastern three-fourths of the nation in the coming week. Crude oil fell 84 cents to $58.11 per barrel... The post Weekly Energy Market Watch | December 4, 2017...

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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 11/24 Natural gas loses ground during the Thanksgiving trading week. MONDAY 11/20 Natural gas erased the prior Friday’s gains after weekend weather forecasts favored moderate temperatures for the mid-con and West, which would likely reduce heating demand in the coming week. The cost of gas lost 5.0 cents to end... The post Weekly Energy Market Watch | November 2...

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  • Recently, Ecova and a group of other industry leaders gathered in Boston for the first ever ENGIE Exchange conference. This three-day event was everything the name promised—a place to leverage our collective insight, exchange information, share successes and find opportunities for collaboration, led by ENGIE North America companies and clients. The dialogue fostered at ENGIE... The post Navigating...

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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 11/17 Natural gas retreats despite first storage draw of the season. MONDAY 11/13 Natural gas slipped 4.6 cents late in the trading session to close at $3.167 per MMBtu after updated weather forecasts showed abovenormal temperatures expanding to cover the western half of the nation. OPEC revealed crude output slipped... The post Weekly Energy Market Watch | Nove...

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  • The holidays are coming, and retailers are dreaming of a green Christmas. The National Retail Federation expects sales to increase by 3.6% to 4% in 2017. Even with the growth in online sales, this is still the busiest time of year for brick-and-mortar stores. With an increase in sales and traffic numbers, it means that... The post Face and Overcome the Challenges of the Holiday Season appeared fir...

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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 11/10 Natural gas rises as Arctic air descends on the Midwest and Northeast MONDAY 11/6 Natural gas soared 15.0 cents to $3.134 per MMBtu to start the week as forecasts for cooler temperatures across much of the eastern half of the country would likely spur heating demand by late-week. Crude... The post Weekly Energy Market Watch | November 13, 2017 appeared fir...

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  • As we approach the end of the year and the start of meteorological winter, there are elements to be aware of in the natural gas market. Supply and demand fundamentals have continued to rebalance throughout the year. However, wholesale natural gas prices have mostly moved into a holding pattern since June as production began to... The post Prepare Your Procurement Strategy for These Major Energy Ma...

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  • MARKET COMMENTARY | For Week Ending 11/3 Natural gas rebounds late-week on supportive temperature outlook. MONDAY 10/30 Meteorologists called for abovenormal temperatures to cover the major consuming regions in the East in the coming week. Even so, the new prompt December NYMEX natural gas contract inched 0.2 cents higher to $2.966 per MMBtu. Crude oil climbed... The post Weekly Energy Market Watc...

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