What does the US/China agreement mean for efficiency?

By Elisa Wood November 19, 2009 The energy efficiency market has a gawky quality. It is not exactly one market but a conglomeration of various industries as diverse as appliance manufacturers, energy auditors, smart meter software designers and cogeneration developers. They are unified only in their ability to save energy. All arms and legs as … [Read more...]

The big climate change challenge part 2

Lisa Cohn from EE Markets continues her interview with Michael R. Woelk, president and CEO, Picarro, Inc., about the need for the US to measure whether its (proposed) climate change legislation is working. Scientists need to be able to measure consistent data from a variety of locations in order to detect actual greenhouse gas trends over large … [Read more...]

No place like home for energy savings

By Elisa Wood November 12, 2009 Apparently there is no place like home, even when it comes to fulfilling lofty wishes like fixing our energy supply. A recent White House task force on the middle class finds that our homes generate more than 20% of the nation's carbon dioxide emissions. If we make our houses more efficient, we can significantly … [Read more...]

The big climate change challenge part 1

Lisa Cohn from EE Markets interviews Michael R. Woelk, president and CEO, Picarro, Inc., about the need for the US to measure whether its (proposed) climate change legislation is working. Scientists need to be able to measure data all day, every day, and from a variety of locations in order to detect actual greenhouse gas trends over large temporal … [Read more...]

How servers waste energy part 2

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets continues her interview with Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E, a power management software developer. Karayi discusses a recent study of server efficiency that found there is much room for improvement. … [Read more...]

Energy research and the cobbler’s children

By Elisa Wood November 5, 2009 Scientific research has brought us products that offer greater energy efficiency. But is research, itself, energy efficient? Evan Mills, staff scientist with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, raises this question and points out what may be a largely untapped market for energy efficiency companies: research … [Read more...]