EE in the proposed Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

Lisa Cohn of EE Markets interviews Derek Murrow, director of policy analysis for Environment Northeast, about the proposed Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (the Waxman-Markey bill) and what it means for energy efficiency and the creation of new jobs. … [Read more...]

Efficiency stimulus will lower energy bills, says federal report

By Elisa Wood April 30, 2009 Depending on your position, the federal stimulus money is either a jobs builder or a national budget buster. The Energy Information Administration offers another take. In a recent analysis, the EIA finds that stimulus money should reduce what consumers and businesses pay to heat, cool and light buildings. The … [Read more...]

Why the demand response market is growing

Lisa Cohn from EE Markets interviews Dave Carswell, director of business development for Ziphany, a software and services company that provides the tools and technology for demand-response companies to serve their end-use customers. He explains why the market for demand response is growing and describes the benefits of demand response. … [Read more...]

Even rebels like efficiency

By Elisa Wood April 23, 2009 Clean energy advocates favor a federal requirement that a certain amount of our electricity come from green sources, a concept known as a portfolio standard. No year in history has offered more promise for the policy. President Obama is pushing for at least 10% of our electricity to come from renewable sources by 2012, … [Read more...]

The 14 best states for energy efficiency

By Elisa Wood and Reid Smith April 16, 2009 Once a “token gesture,” energy efficiency is now increasingly becoming a “first fuel” -- the resource utilities seek before any other, even before renewable energy or other in-favor generation sources. So says the report, “Meeting Aggressive New State Goals for Utility-Sector Energy Efficiency: … [Read more...]

Saving energy with wireless magic part 2

Lisa Cohn of EE Markets continues her interview with Eric Giler, CEO of WiTricity, a company that aims to make everyday products more environmentally friendly through wireless technology. He explains how WiTricity technologies cut energy costs. … [Read more...]

Saving energy with wireless magic

Lisa Cohn of EE Markets interviews Eric Giler, CEO of WiTricity Corp., a company that aims to make everyday products more environmentally friendly through wireless technology. He explains how WiTricity technologies cut energy costs. … [Read more...]

Making efficiency easy with on-bill financing

By Elisa Wood April 9, 2009 Even if hostile governments corner all of the oil, the polar caps melt, and Oprah, herself, says, “It is time to save energy!” consumers will not pursue efficiency in a big way unless it is easy and painless. That is why a growing number of state regulators are taking a close look at a concept known as on-bill … [Read more...]

Electricity still hot

By Elisa Wood April 2, 2009 Latest federal projections reveal that our passion isn’t cooling for large air-conditioned homes and electric gadgets. US households have increased their electricity use by 23% over the past decade, and consumption will grow another 20% by 2030, according Annual Energy Outlook 2009, released March 31 by the Energy … [Read more...]

The Biggest Energy Wasting Generation Part 2

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