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Energy Efficiency Creates 387% Return On Investment For US Southeast

The benefits of energy efficiency improvements are well known: lower electricity demand and utility bills, along with good-paying green jobs. But one analysis shows the return on investment from efficiency investments may be even more massive than previously thought.

Energy efficiency retrofits carried out in 16 cities across 8 Southeast US states from 2010-2013 created a 387% return on investment (ROI), according to a recent report from the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA).

Energy Industry Glossary (Q-Z)

Qualifying Facility (QF): A cogeneration or small power production facility that meets certain ownership, operating and efficiency criteria established by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).

R&D: Research and development. Also see “Applied Research” and “Basic Research.”

Energy Industry Glossary (J-P)

Jack-Up Rig: A mobile, self-elevating drilling platform that can be used in water depths of 20 to 250 feet.

Jet Fuel (Kerosene-Type): A quality kerosene product with an average gravity of 40.7 degrees API, and a 10% distillation temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit. A relatively low freezing-point distillate of the kerosene type, it is used primarily for commercial turbojet and turboprop aircraft engines.

Energy Industry Glossary (A-D)

10-K: An annual report filed by publicly held companies. It provides a comprehensive overview of the company's business and its finances. By law, it must contain specific information and follow a given form, the “Annual Report on Form 10-K.” The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission requires that it be filed within 90 days after fiscal year end. However, these reports are often filed late due to extenuating circumstances. Variations of a 10-K are often filed to indicate amendments and changes.