Golf carts on interstate highways?

By Elisa Wood May 28, 2009 If you trust the television images, it appears that soon we will all drive cars the size of golf carts because of Obama’s new fuel standards. Newscast after newscast illustrated the new 35.5 CAFÉ (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standard with a two-seater microcar. In some cases the image was juxtaposed with a … [Read more...]

Saving energy with a smart demand-supply network part 2

Lisa Cohn from Energy Efficiency Markets continues her interview with Rich Becks, senior vice president, strategic supply-demand solutions for E2open, who talks about how businesses can plan for sustainability regulations by embracing a smart … [Read more...]

Will society unplug?

By Elisa Wood May 21, 2009 As a society, we’re accused of being too plugged-in, too reliant on our computers, televisions, and charged-up cell phones. Turns out, we are willing to unplug. A study by SmartPower (http://www.smartpower.org/) found that unplugging unused appliances, those sucking up vampire energy, is an energy savings act people … [Read more...]

Saving energy with a smart demand-supply network part 1

Lisa Cohn from Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Rich Becks, senior vice president, strategic supply-demand solutions for E2open, who talks about how businesses can plan for sustainability regulations by embracing a smart … [Read more...]

The one energy efficiency report to read

By Elisa Wood May 14, 2009 Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, raised a lot of eyebrows recently when he suggested that the US may no longer need to build conventional power plants – that efficiency and renewable energy might meet our needs. He has since clarified his position, saying much will depend on how we … [Read more...]

EE opportunities in an economic downturn

Lisa Cohn of EE Markets interviews Mark Dyen, senior vice president of Conservation Services Group. He's here to talk about EE opportunities in the face of the economic downturn and the funding provided by the federal stimulus bill. … [Read more...]

EE opportunities in an economic downturn

Lisa Cohn of EE Markets interviews Mark Dyen, senior vice president of Conservation Services Group. He's here to talk about EE opportunities in the face of the economic downturn and the funding provided by the federal stimulus bill. … [Read more...]

Tapping into the white tag market

Lisa Cohn from Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Kerry O'Neill, CEO, Earthmarkets, which aggregates residential customers, develops and finances EE measures, and sells white tags in Connecticut. … [Read more...]

Businesses like efficiency, but hold back

By Elisa Wood May 7, 2009 “It’s the economy, stupid,” the famous line of political strategist James Carville, seems even more relevant now than when he uttered it during Clinton’s 1992 campaign. A recent survey on executives’ attitudes shows that energy efficiency hasn’t escaped the shadow of recession, despite strong support for the … [Read more...]