Looking forward to the day smart grid dies

By Elisa Wood May 25, 2011 The title of this blog might strike you as kind of weird, especially this week. After all, the Electric Power Research Institute made the news with a study showing that smart grid is going to be far bigger than we first thought. Smart grid in simplest terms brings to the electrical grid the digital intelligence of … [Read more...]

Opposition to and acceptance of energy standards part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with David Lis, appliance standards project manager for Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, about opposition to and acceptance of energy efficiency standards for appliances and lighting. Opposition to and acceptance of energy standards part 2]   … [Read more...]

Opposition to and acceptance of energy standards part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews David Lis, appliance standards project manager for Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, about opposition to and acceptance of energy efficiency standards for appliances and lighting. Opposition to and acceptance of energy standards part 1]   … [Read more...]

How the poor may boost clean tech

By Elisa Wood May 19, 2011 It’s not surprising that a company like Greenhouse Holdings, which builds eco-friendly infrastructure, would have a thriving California-based operation.  But as John Galt, the company's executive chairman and founder, told Renewable Energy World magazine, the company is not just focusing on wealthy enclaves to grow its … [Read more...]

Energy efficiency absorbs water

By Elisa Wood May 11, 2011 Efforts have been underway for decades to conserve both energy and water, but never in concert. This is unfortunate because energy uses a lot of water and water uses a lot of energy. Two leading conservation organizations have set out to bring the efforts together. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy … [Read more...]

Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with Brian Owen, program advisor for greenTbiz and columnist and editor for LEDs Magazine. He discusses what options exist for businesses today to use energy efficient lighting to reduce energy use and save money. Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Part 2]   … [Read more...]

Energy efficiency and the annoying guy next door

By Elisa Wood May 4, 2011 Who would have thought backyards would cause so much trouble for the North American energy industry? First came the NIMBYs, the not-in-my-backyard protesters who block power projects from being built near them. And now we have the GIMBBYs – the give-me-a-bigger-backyard homeowners who are unwittingly getting in the way of … [Read more...]

Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Brian Owen, program advisor for greenTbiz and columnist and editor for LEDs Magazine. He discusses what options exist for businesses today to use energy efficient lighting to reduce energy use and save money. Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Part 1] … [Read more...]