Electricity use falls because of efficiency

By Elisa Wood October 30, 2008 Electricity sales can gauge the national economic health. An ailing economy uses less electricity because is produces fewer goods and services. Sometimes, however, electricity sales fall for a good reason – efficiency. Such is the case in the United States, according to a recent statistics released by the North … [Read more...]

The new CHP tax credit – and why it’s important

Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Neal Elliott, Ph.D., associate director for research for the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) about the new tax credit for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems. He tells just how important CHP is, given that 20% of our power could come from it. … [Read more...]

100 MPG light trucks

Energy Efficiency Markets Podcast interviews Jennifer Zerwer, spokesperson for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, about its use of Raser Technologies … [Read more...]

Toasting Pop-Tarts cheap: How electricity may solve our energy woes

By Elisa Wood October 23, 2008 We tend to talk about electricity in terms of its problems -- it degrades the environment, costs too much and messes up scenic views. But the Manhattan Institute’s Peter Huber takes a different stand in his new report “The Million-Volt Answer to Oil.” Huber says electric power may be the cheap, efficient resource we … [Read more...]

Clean Energy Prospers: Toto, We’re Not on Wall Street Anymore

By Elisa Wood October 17, 2008 Wall Street is in the middle of an earthquake. Main Street is shaking from the tremors. Easy Street has been wiped off the map. Is there a safe haven from this economic meltdown? Green Street looks pretty appealing. Green Street is a term used increasingly to describe businesses that offer energy efficiency, solar, … [Read more...]

Presidential Candidates’ Energy Policies, Part 2

In part 2 of this interview, Energy Efficiency Markets Podcast interviews Ray Wuslich, partner with the law firm Winston & Strawn, Washington D.C., about the presidential candidates' energy policies. He discusses the surprising similarities between the two candidates … [Read more...]

Energy Policies of Obama and McCain, Part 1

Energy Efficiency Markets Podcast interviews Ray Wuslich, partner with the law firm Winston & Strawn, Washington D.C., about the presidential candidates' energy policies. He discusses the surprising similarities between the two candidates … [Read more...]

The Ghost of High Energy Prices Past

By Elisa Wood Oct. 9, 2008 Halloween is still a few weeks away, but a ghost is already making an appearance, this one floating over the presidential campaigns. His name is Conservation. I first heard the specter of sacrifice evoked by Sen. Barack Obama in the Oct. 7 debate. The next day Gov. Sarah Palin repeated the term several times in a … [Read more...]

Energy Tax Credits and the Devil in Congress

By Elisa Wood October 2, 2008 It is difficult to get beyond the hyperbole of the election season to uncover a candidate’s true position. The non-partisan Pew Center on Global Climate Change performed a service with a recently released just-the-facts guide on the energy platforms of the presidential contenders … [Read more...]

How to Ramp Up EE as Quickly as Possible

Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Ralph Cavanagh, co-director of the energy program for the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), about the challenges facing the EE industry … [Read more...]