Where to Find A Green Job?

By Elisa Wood February 26, 2009 William Carlos Williams began one of his most famous poems: “So much depends upon a red wheel barrow.” Maybe if he were writing today he’d switch ‘red wheelbarrow’ to ‘green job.’ The US is relying on green jobs to push forward economic recovery. Our political leaders promise they are on their way, spurred by $80 … [Read more...]

Solving the Green Gap with a Smart Grid Part 1

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets Podcast interviews Andrea Fabbri, chief operating officer of EcoAlign. He explains why people want to save energy--but don't. A smart grid could help solve the problem. He addresses some of the challenges of implementing a smart grid. … [Read more...]

Who gets the EE stimulus money?

By Elisa Wood February 19, 2009 The ink is dry on President Obama’s signature to the federal stimulus bill and word is out that energy efficiency receives more than $20 billion. How will homeowners and businesses benefit? Two sources offer an excellent break-down on the incentives: the Alliance to Save Energy and the Office of Energy Efficiency … [Read more...]

The Value of Real-Time Energy Use Data Part 2

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets continues her interview with John Petersen, chairman of the environmental studies program at Oberlin College. In addition to his work with the Dorm Energy Orb, Petersen is working to motivate homeowners in the surrounding community to be more aware of their energy use. Again, providing real-time energy use … [Read more...]

Googlifying the electric grid

By Elisa Wood February 12, 2009 If you showed Alexander Graham Bell cell phone towers, he’d be stumped. But if you let Thomas Edison tinker with our electricity grid, he’d know just what to do -- not because of his genius, but because electric transmission has changed little since Edison’s day. Telephone technology advanced; electricity did not. … [Read more...]

Energy Orb inspires students part 1

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets interviews John Petersen, chairman of the environmental studies program at Oberlin College. In Part I, he describes Oberlin … [Read more...]

Federal stimulus: Pork or real energy policy?

By Elisa Wood February 5, 2009 Two recent gestures by President Obama indicate that he is serious about clean energy and will pursue it differently than any of his predecessors. First, he made history in using his inaugural speech to promote renewable energy – something never done before by a US President, according to Department of Energy’s EERE … [Read more...]

How EE Innovators Can Avoid Patent Problems

Lisa Cohn from Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Mike Messenger, director of the electronics group for the law firm Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox. He explains what issues EE companies should consider when filing for patents and how to avoid patent problems that affect green industries. … [Read more...]