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The Definitive Guide to Hiring an Energy Advisor, Part 2: Covering Energy Supply Needs from Soup to Nuts

In our previous installment, we started a five-part series with advice for the energy buyer when engaging an energy advisory firm to assist with the procurement and management of energy supply. We highlighted the five key factors to consider: Experience Full-Service Solutions Wholesale Market Expertise Strategic Approach Independent Status We initially discussed how important “experience” […]

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U.S. natural gas prices surge amid supply fears

The natural gas supply glut that dropped gas and electricity prices could soon turn into a supply issue and possible price spike as 23 straight weeks of below-average gas injections has left the US with far less gas than was expected going into the winter.   U.S. natural gas prices have surged to the highest […]

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Energy Management Is a Key Corporate Strategy

Most companies consider energy management to be an essential aspect of corporate strategy, according to Deloitte’s 2015 resources study, published by the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions. The report is based on 600 online interviews with business decision-makers who are responsible for energy management practices at companies with more than 250 employees across all industries. […]

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10-Year Energy Agreements Are Growing In Popularity Among Large Energy Users. Are They Here To Stay?

In the world of finance and procurement, some of the preferred buzzwords include “conservative,” “stable,” and “predictable.”  Because of the need to keep operational costs as low as possible, energy procurement presents a unique set of challenges to businesses that use a lot of energy.   To begin with, energy commodities are volatile – and electricity […]

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