Stretching oil supplies with additives part 1

Lisa Cohn of realenergywriters.com interviews Sergio Trindade, Ph.D., director of science and technology for International Fuel Technology. He's a Co-laureate of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize as a member of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and served as the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) for Science and … [Read more...]

Energy Star failings: Much ado about something

By Elisa Wood August 26, 2010 As suspected, Energy Star appliances do not always live up to their energy savings claims, according to preliminary results of laboratory tests reported his week by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE began testing the appliances after watchdogs raised serious questions about the federal labeling program. The … [Read more...]

Northeast US a smart energy testing ground

By Elisa Wood August 19, 2010 Ben Franklin’s saying, “Out of adversity comes opportunity” seems to characterize the energy sector in US Northeast. Electricity rates are among the nation’s highest. Population density leaves scant room for new power plants and transmission lines.  And the region has little indigenous generation fuel. So what’s the … [Read more...]

Standardized integrated building solutions

Lisa Cohn of realenergywriters.com interviews Nathan Rothman, founder and CEO of Optimum Energy, LLC, about the advantages of standardized, integrated building EE programs. He also discusses why the commercial EE market is so big--and challenges to tapping that … [Read more...]

Export opportunity for US energy efficiency?

By Elisa Wood August 12, 2010 For a long time the energy efficiency industry operated largely under the two-guys-and-a-truck-model: local businesses made up of small contractors. Then the ‘super’ energy efficiency service companies (ESCOs) emerged, big operations taking on big contracts often for government, schools or hospitals, like the $35 … [Read more...]

Converting waste to energy efficiently part 2

Lisa Cohn of realenergywriters.com continues her interview with Moin Sarker, COO of Natural State Research, who recently was recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers for NSR's technology that converts waste plastic into hydrocarbon liquid fuel. This high-octane fuel burns cleaner and more efficiently than traditional gasoline and diesel, … [Read more...]

Congress: Start the energy revolution without me

By Elisa Wood August 5, 2010 Congress has considered some big plans for energy since Obama took office:  carbon cap and trade, renewable and energy efficiency standards, cash for caulkers. But at this point it looks unlikely Congress will make any major policy changes this year; next year doesn’t look so good either. But maybe it doesn’t … [Read more...]

Converting waste to energy efficiently part 1

Lisa Cohn of realenergywriters.com interviews Dr. Moin Sarker, COO of Natural State Research, who recently was recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers for NSR's technology that converts waste plastic into hydrocarbon liquid fuel. This high-octane fuel burns cleaner and more efficiently than traditional gasoline and diesel, and it can be … [Read more...]