Google quits smart meters. Anyone care?

By Elisa Wood June 29, 2011 Who doesn’t pat themselves on the back when Google puts money into their industry? Ah, the giant likes this market. I must be on the right track! So what does it mean now that Google has announced it will retire its Google PowerMeter because it didn’t catch on? Are all those companies who are investing in smart grid on … [Read more...]

Energy Intelligence Platforms and Smart Grid Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with Michael Leppitsch, CEO and founder of Gridata, about the company’s recently unveiled energy intelligence platform, which allows appliance and consumer electronics manufacturers to add energy management capabilities to their products. He discusses how this type of technology will affect … [Read more...]

A Green Cloud is a Transparent Cloud

By Eric Woods Pike Research Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets June 22, 2011 At Connectivity Week in Santa Clara, recently, I took part in a series of panel discussions on data center energy efficiency. The discussions covered a wide range of issues from the practicalities of infrastructure optimization to the possible role of data centers … [Read more...]

Energy Intelligence Platforms and Smart Grid Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Michael Leppitsch, CEO and founder of Gridata, about the company’s recently unveiled energy intelligence platform, which allows appliance and consumer electronics manufacturers to add energy management capabilities to their products. He discusses how this type of technology will affect the grid and … [Read more...]

How did we grow an energy conscience?

By Elisa Wood June 15, 2011 The US has grown an energy conscience.  Just look around in stores that sell appliances, computers, televisions, light bulbs or any kind of electric equipment. You’ll see the words ‘energy saving’ or ‘energy efficient’ on a lot of the packaging. This trend didn’t just happen, but is the result of some careful nurturing … [Read more...]

EE Financing Heats Up Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with Michael Butler, chairman and CEO of Cascadia Capital, about the return of the financing market for sustainable industries. EE software companies and lighting companies are among the winners. "The second quarter was a banner quarter," he says. EE financing heats up part 2]   … [Read more...]

Is the energy efficiency service market still MUSH?

By Elisa Wood June 8, 2011 We hear a lot about energy efficiency these days, but who is actually pursuing it? In recent years most of the big players that install efficiency measures, the energy service companies (ESCos), have found work largely in the MUSH market:  municipal and state governments, universities, schools and hospitals. In fact, a … [Read more...]

EE financing heats up part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Michael Butler, chairman and CEO of Cascadia Capital, about the return of the financing market for sustainable industries. EE software companies and lighting companies are among the winners. "The second quarter was a banner quarter," he says. EE financing heats up part 1]   … [Read more...]

How IBM’s Watson Will Help Save Energy

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Michael Valocchi, global energy and utilities industry leader for IBM Global Business Services. He describes IBM's Watson and how it will help save energy. How IBM's Watson Will Help Save Energy]   … [Read more...]

Move over Saudi Arabia. Here comes Nash and his dad!

By Elisa Wood June 1, 2011 As a parent, I don’t expect world changing results when I gripe at my kids. I’m happy if they at least leave a path through the dirty clothes on their bedroom floors. If you’re like that too, you’ll be a little sheepish when you hear the story of inventor and journalist Pierce Hoover. His 13-year-old son, Nash, kept … [Read more...]