Energy efficiency and Weight Watchers

By Elisa Wood April 27, 2011 We’ve been hearing for years that the energy efficiency industry needs to find its equivalent to the cell phone. These days industry folks refer to it as the ‘killer app,” the revolutionary product or service that consumers can’t resist. But lately, partly because I’m dieting, I’ve been thinking what energy efficiency … [Read more...]

What Energy Products Consumers Buy on Amazon

  What surprises did Amazon find when it studied which green products consumers buy? Lots! Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Lakshmi Nidamarthi--who manages the Green Program for Amazon World Wide Operations--about Amazon's recent study and its findings. What Energy Products Consumers Buy on Amazon] … [Read more...]

Exporting Energy Efficiency: Control Systems

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Gene Wang, CEO of People Power, which builds EE monitoring and control systems and is opening up offices in China and Japan. Exporting Energy Efficiency: Control Systems] To listen to the rest of this podcast, please go to our products page and check out our new white paper and audio series: Exporting … [Read more...]

What’s Denver doing on the EV-Ready list?

Guest Blog by Cara Miale April 20, 2011 Looking at the list of the most EV-ready cities just released by Ford, it’s no surprise many of them are coastal. On the east and west coasts energy is pricey, so the pressure is on to achieve innovation that will control costs and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. But what’s up with Denver out there in … [Read more...]

Energy efficiency, the Nerd

By Elisa Wood April 13, 2011 The renewable energy business has done a remarkable job at positioning itself in the public psyche as the ‘it girl’ of our era.  Just about everyone – politicians, celebrities, major industries – likes to be seen as pro-renewable. But if renewable energy is the girl that everyone wants to be photographed near, energy … [Read more...]

Exporting Energy Efficiency: IT Hardware

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Michael Proper, CEO of ClearCenter, which sells energy efficient IT hardware in more than 180 countries. Exporting Energy Efficiency: IT hardware] To listen to the rest of this podcast, please go to our products page and check out our new white paper and audio series: Exporting US energy efficiency: … [Read more...]

Goodbye light bulb jokes?

By Elisa Wood April 6, 2011 Once upon a time, joking about ‘how many it takes to screw in a light bulb’ was a great way to poke fun at people’s intelligence. After all, what could be easier than screwing in a light bulb? Any idiot could do it. Not so any more. Lighting has exploded into a sophisticated business. And for those who manage … [Read more...]

Exporting Energy Efficiency: Fuel Additives

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Glenn Williams, president of Bell Performance, which has exported fuel additives for the past 25 years and in the past five years has seen exports jump to 40% of overall sales. Exporting Energy Efficiency: Fuel Additives] To listen to the rest of this podcast, please go to our products page and check … [Read more...]