Electrical Economy http://electricalmarketing.com/taxonomy/term/11520/more en NEMA’s EBCI Index for Current Conditions Surges to Highest Mark Since Sept. 2005 http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/nema-s-ebci-index-current-conditions-surges-highest-mark-sept-2005 <div class="node-body article-body">Although some executives remarked on confusion in Washington and flashes of social unrest, signs of a strengthening economy noted by others were apparently widespread among panel members. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/nema-s-ebci-index-current-conditions-surges-highest-mark-sept-2005" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/nema-s-ebci-index-current-conditions-surges-highest-mark-sept-2005#comments Electrical Economy Premium Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:26:00 +0000 33691 at http://electricalmarketing.com Natural Gas & Renewables Dominate Power Producers’ New Construction & Proposals http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/natural-gas-renewables-dominate-power-producers-new-construction-proposals <div class="node-body article-body">As of last year natural gas has surpassed coal as the largest part of the nation’s fuel mix for the first time ever, accounting for 34%. Coal is now at 30.4%, followed by nuclear (19.7%); hydroelectric power (6.5%); non-hydro renewables (8.3%); fuel oil (0.6%); and other (0.5%).</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/natural-gas-renewables-dominate-power-producers-new-construction-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/natural-gas-renewables-dominate-power-producers-new-construction-proposals#comments Electrical Economy Premium Fri, 14 Apr 2017 21:14:00 +0000 33611 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>Natural gas has surpassed coal as the nation&#39;s primary power generation fuel.</p> Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Early 2017 Value of New Construction Data Shows Sluggish Month-Over Month Activity http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/early-2017-value-new-construction-data-shows-sluggish-month-over-month-activity <div class="node-body article-body">During the first two months of this year, construction spending amounted to $163.3 billion, 3% above the $158.5 billion for the same period in 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/early-2017-value-new-construction-data-shows-sluggish-month-over-month-activity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/early-2017-value-new-construction-data-shows-sluggish-month-over-month-activity#comments Electrical Economy Premium Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:30:00 +0000 33701 at http://electricalmarketing.com Navigant Forecasts Global Decline in Lamp Revenues http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/navigant-forecasts-global-decline-lamp-revenues <div class="node-body blog-body">Navigant Research put out its latest analysis of the energy-efficient lighting market and came to the conclusion that declining unit prices for lamps will bring down global revenues for lamps from its estimate of $23 billion in 2017 to $21.5 billion in 2026. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/navigant-forecasts-global-decline-lamp-revenues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/blog/navigant-forecasts-global-decline-lamp-revenues#comments Lighting Electrical Economy Electrical Marketing&#039;s LiveWire Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:16:00 +0000 33451 at http://electricalmarketing.com Electrical Marketing’s Leading Economic Indicators - March 2017 http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-march-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,213,000, 6.2% below the revised January rate of 1,293,000, but 4.4% above the February 2016 rate.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-march-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-march-2017#comments Economy Premium Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:46:00 +0000 33401 at http://electricalmarketing.com Photo by Horace Abrahams/Getty Images Housing Starts Rise Another 3% Monthly, Over 6% Annually on Single-Family Growth http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/housing-starts-rise-another-3-monthly-over-6-annually-single-family-growth <div class="node-body article-body">Privately-owned housing starts in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,288,000. This is 3% above the revised January estimate of 1,251,000 and is 6.2% above the Feb. 2016 rate of 1,213,000.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/housing-starts-rise-another-3-monthly-over-6-annually-single-family-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/economy/housing-starts-rise-another-3-monthly-over-6-annually-single-family-growth#comments Economy Industry Stats Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:37:00 +0000 33381 at http://electricalmarketing.com 50 Largest Construction Projects Breaking Ground or On the Drawing Boards - 2Q 2017 http://electricalmarketing.com/%5Bprimary-term%5D/50-largest-construction-projects-breaking-ground-or-drawing-boards-2q-2017 <div class="node-body data_table-body">If 2017’s first three months are an accurate indication of the number of construction projects breaking ground or on the drawing boards, we could be in for quite a year.</div> <div class="field-csv-file"> <span>CSV File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-text-csv" alt="text/csv icon" src="http://electricalmarketing.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/text-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/data-tables/EM_Construction_Projects_1Q_2017_V2.csv" type="text/csv; length=11688">EM_Construction_Projects_1Q_2017_V2.csv</a></div> </div> <div class="field-disable-sidebar"> Disable Right Sidebar Display </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Images</legend> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="javits_convention_center_rendering" src="http://electricalmarketing.com/site-files/electricalmarketing.com/files/uploads/2017/03/javitsrendering640.jpg?1490985449" /> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/%5Bprimary-term%5D/50-largest-construction-projects-breaking-ground-or-drawing-boards-2q-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/%5Bprimary-term%5D/50-largest-construction-projects-breaking-ground-or-drawing-boards-2q-2017#comments Economy Premium Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:05:00 +0000 33351 at http://electricalmarketing.com <p>The long-awaited billion-dollar renovation of the Big Apple&#39;s Jacob Javits Convention Center is finally underway on the banks of the Hudson River.</p> Office of NY Governor Anthony Cuomo NEMA EBCI Indexes Stay Hot and Remain at Historically High Levels In February http://electricalmarketing.com/stats/nema-ebci-indexes-stay-hot-and-remain-historically-high-levels-february <div class="node-body article-body">NEMA said a sense of wait-and-see has crept into some of the comments, resulting in 11-point drops in the percentage of respondents reporting both better and worse conditions, along with a 22-point increase in the share of those who see current conditions as unchanged. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/stats/nema-ebci-indexes-stay-hot-and-remain-historically-high-levels-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/stats/nema-ebci-indexes-stay-hot-and-remain-historically-high-levels-february#comments Stats Electrical Economy Premium Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:48:00 +0000 33161 at http://electricalmarketing.com Texas Leads Nation in Oil & Gas Production with Big Increase in Permian Basin Drilling and Solid Increase in Eagle-Ford Basin http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/texas-leads-nation-oil-gas-production-big-increase-permian-basin-drilling-and-sol <div class="node-body article-body">Oil & gas is a very regional business, and the seven regions shown in the charts on this page accounted for 92% of domestic oil production growth and all domestic natural gas production growth during 2011-14. </div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/texas-leads-nation-oil-gas-production-big-increase-permian-basin-drilling-and-sol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/texas-leads-nation-oil-gas-production-big-increase-permian-basin-drilling-and-sol#comments Electrical Economy Premium Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:21:00 +0000 33151 at http://electricalmarketing.com Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Electrical Marketing’s Leading Economic Indicators - February 2017 http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-february-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">With construction spending continuing on an upward trajectory, 2016 can be considered a successful year for the nonresidential building sector. For the coming year, the AIA semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast is projecting growth in overall nonresidential building spending of almost 6%.</div> <p><a href="http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-february-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electricalmarketing.com/electrical-economy/electrical-marketing-s-leading-economic-indicators-february-2017#comments Electrical Economy Premium Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:10:00 +0000 32971 at http://electricalmarketing.com