August 2016 Meeting - We will be taking a summer break in August so there will be no meeting this month. Please plan to join us for our next meeting in September - Enjoy the break.


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AEE Receives ANSI Accreditation

AEE is pleased to announce that its Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) certification program has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) based on the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024.  ANSI Standard 17024 is well-recognized within the industry as the highest standard in personnel certification accreditation.

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Earn CEU/PDH Credits           

Get the highest quality live training online while earning credits toward meeting your professional training requirements.  Learn right from your office from some of the most respected professionals in the energy industry.  For the latest available seminars from AEE click here.

 

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  Introducing New Feature "AEEKC Member of the Month"
Coming Soon: Each month AEEKC will feature one member as the member of the month. This member show great interest in AEE and energy conservation. This could be you......  







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OPEC members' net oil export revenue in 2015 drops to lowest level since 2004
 
Posted: 26 Aug 2016, 1:00 am
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016) Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) earned $404 billion in net oil export revenue in 2015, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates. These earnings represent a 46% decline from $753 billion earned in 2014. Although these net export earnings include Iran's revenues, the net export revenue is not adjusted for possible price discounts that Iran may have offered its customers between late 2011 and January 2016, when nuclear-related sanctions targeting Iran's oil sales were in place.

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Monthly U.S. renewable electricity generation in 2016 surpasses previous years
 
Posted: 25 Aug 2016, 1:00 am
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016) Renewable electricity generation has surpassed levels from previous years in every month so far this year, based on data through June. Both hydroelectric and nonhydroelectric renewables have contributed to this trend, but in different ways. After a lengthy West Coast drought, hydro generation has increased and is now closer to historical levels. Nonhydro renewable generation continues to increase year-over-year and has exceeded hydro generation in each month since February 2016.

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Electric Power Monthly
 
Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 1:00 am
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016) Data in the August 2016 Electric Power Monthly (EPM ) are for June 2016, during which net generation in the United States rose 1.7% from the June 2015 level. Consumption of coal for power generation fell 8.4% compared to June 2015. The average retail price of electricity for June 2016 was down 1.0% from what it had been in June 2015.

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As Japan and South Korea import less LNG, other Asian countries begin to import more
 
Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 1:00 am
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016) Japan, South Korea, and China are the three largest importers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, accounting for more than half of global LNG imports in 2015.

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