Deep Energy Retrofits Part 3

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets checks back in with Jeff Wilson, a host for the HGTV and the DIY Network, about deep energy retrofits. He discusses the opportunity that residents have to save money by retrofitting their homes. Check out his website at … [Read more...]

EE funding: The cascade begins

By Elisa Wood March 25, 2010 It’s been a heady time for the energy efficiency businesses, with the federal government last year announcing financial support never before seen by the industry. But months after the initial hoopla many of the smaller companies – which make up a large swath of the marketplace – say they still have not seen dollars … [Read more...]

Smartest smart meter: The gasoline pump?

By Elisa Wood March 18, 2010 Americans do many things well.  These things do not include sacrifice of creature comforts. So it came as a surprise to see US Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash) suggest we can avert 20% of our energy use if we take short “military showers” over 20 weeks. … [Read more...]

Preparing Oregon for plug-in electric cars

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Charlie Allcock, director of economic development for Portland General Electric, about the utility :http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EnergyEfficiencyMarketsPodcast/~3/Y7p7D1xdNF8/42c4076e-501a-3cc0-e9fa-020277694c3b.mp3"]Preparing Oregon for plug-in electric cars] … [Read more...]

Challenges of getting EE funding for startups part 2

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets continues her interview with Dan Pauley, principal, American Renewable Energies, about why it's tough for small- to mid-sized businesses to get startup funding in EE. :Lisa Cohn from realenergywriters.com interviews William “Bill” DiCroce, chief operating officer of Veolia Energy, about the company’s long-term … [Read more...]

Did energy cause this mess?

By Elisa Wood March 11, 2010 Much of today’s economic debate boils down to these questions: How did we get in this mess?  And how do we get out? Two recent studies implicate the energy industry as a cause and a solution. While our economic tumble is clearly linked to an inflated housing market and overly-hedged financial products, we cannot … [Read more...]

Challenges of getting EE funding for startups part 1

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Dan Pauley, principal, American Renewable Energies, about why it's tough for small- to mid-sized businesses to get startup funding in EE. :http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EnergyEfficiencyMarketsPodcast/~3/ErDO9N2lWKg/84104ece-3726-d35f-494b-131dd199bcc9.mp3"]Challenges of getting EE funding for … [Read more...]

Will public support for efficiency continue?

By Elisa Wood March 4, 2010 What’s the shelf life of today’s support for energy efficiency technologies? The industry has seen an unprecedented boom over the last several years. But all booms eventually bust. A recent souring of public opinion about global warming science has some industry insiders bracing for impact. Will American enthusiasm … [Read more...]