The Biggest Energy Wasting Generation

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Brian Keane, president of SmartPower, who says studies show that the Echo Boomers … [Read more...]

Federal energy stimulus: The check is in the mail

By Elisa Wood March 26, 2009 Energy efficiency companies waiting for federal stimulus money probably feel like they are being told, “The check is in the mail.” It is supposed to arrive, but when? The federal government will channel a large pot of the money through state agencies, so it is wise to keep an eye on announcements by governors and state … [Read more...]

Net-zero homes: No energy bill, no carbon emissions part 2

Lisa Cohn continues her interview with Scott Sklar, founder and president of The Stella Group and chair of the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Energy Coalition. He explains how people can move toward having net-zero homes through efficiency improvements and renewable energy system installations. We may not all achieve net zero, he says, but … [Read more...]

$3.1 billion for state energy efficiency programs – Just one catch

By Patrick Costello, guest contributor March 19, 2009 The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act promises to advance the U.S. energy efficiency movement with an unprecedented $26 billion infusion of funds. Of that, $3.1 billion goes to state energy efficiency programs through the Department of Energy’s State Energy Program. Great news, right? … [Read more...]

How US businesses can access federal stimulus money

By Elisa Wood March 11, 2009 I thought that “federal stimulus” would be high on Google’s hit list. But alas, when I checked its analysis of hot trends yesterday, I discovered that “Rockin’ Robin” is number one. Thanks to American Idol this 1950s song dominates the search engine. Bringing more music to the ears of business owners, however, is … [Read more...]

Net-Zero Homes: No Energy Bill, No Carbon Emissions Part 1

Lisa Cohn welcomes back Scott Sklar, founder and president of The Stella Group and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Energy Coalition. He explains how people can begin moving toward net-zero homes through efficiency improvements and renewable energy system installations. While not everyone may reach net zero, everyone can take … [Read more...]

Solving the Green Gap with a Smart Grid Part 2

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets Podcast continues her interview with Andrea Fabbri, chief operating officer of EcoAlign. He explains why people want to save energy … [Read more...]

How well is clean energy weathering the recession?

By Elisa Wood March 5, 2009 The clean energy industry may not be popping the champagne cork, but it is at least holding the bottle in hand. While not unscathed by the recession, the industry sees growth in several sectors, according to recent reports. For example, use of smart meters—a key technology for better energy management and efficiency – … [Read more...]