Changing behavior for energy efficiency part 1

Lisa Cohn of realenergywriters.com interviews J. Michael Walker, president of Beacon Consultants Network, who describes ways to help change people :http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EnergyEfficiencyMarketsPodcast/~3/VmANkZiEPXY/5ba2c752-3f36-0419-7f70-e600b6a98cf1.mp3"]Changing behavior for energy efficiency part 1] … [Read more...]

Energy efficiency service companies missed the memo

By Elisa Wood June 24, 2010 The folks who install insulated windows, efficient factory motors and energy saving lights apparently missed the memo about the economic meltdown. As US gross domestic product slipped to under 1% in 2008, the $4.1 billion energy service industry grew 7%.  Jealous?  Just wait. That was nothing compared to the expansion … [Read more...]

What will rising electricity rates mean to clean energy?

By Elisa Wood June 17, 2010 A political consultant once told me that Americans only vote for the environmental candidate if the economy is thriving. The nation’s financial house needs to be in order before voters will tend the garden. Green energy advocates appear to have circumvented this tendency in recent years by promoting green jobs. The … [Read more...]

The need for EE in climate change bills

Lisa Cohn of realenergywriters.com interviews Steven Nadel, executive director of ACEEE, about a new report that shows current climate change proposals under-utilize energy efficiency. He explains how much would be gained--in terms of jobs and energy savings--by providing for additional … [Read more...]

Time to come clean on energy subsidies?

By Elisa Wood What you don’t know will hurt you. That’s the message in Michael Lewis’ new book, “The Big Short,” which traces today’s worldwide economic downturn to a single problem: the secretive nature of prices in the subprime mortgage bond markets. What’s this got to do with energy? Our industry has its own opaque corners that can cause … [Read more...]

Challenges to smart grid implementation part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with Steve Nguyen, director of corporate marketing and Anders Axelsson, senior VP of sales and market development for Echelon about the factors blocking smart grid in the U.S. Echelon is working to transform the grid into a smart, communicating … [Read more...]

Challenges to smart grid implementation part 1

Lisa Cohn of realenergywriters.com interviews Steve Nguyen, director of corporate marketing and Anders Axelsson, senior VP of sales and market development for Echelon Corp. about the factors preventing Smart Grid implementation in the U.S. Echelon is working to transform the grid into a smart, communicating … [Read more...]

EnergyStar shakes-up enforcement: Announcement of new measures to increase energy efficiency compliance

By Christopher Wold *Guest Blogger Most Americans are familiar with the blue-and-white EnergyStar logo, which has an almost 20-year history of helping consumers “save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.” Jointly managed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, the … [Read more...]