The benefits of creating energy from landfill

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Rowan Sanders, director of marketing and communications for Veolia Energy North America. Our topic: The company’s Hickory Meadows Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project and the many benefits such projects provide. The benefits of creating energy from landfill]   … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency is So in Right Now

Guest blog by Cara Miale Goman August 31, 2011 In the movie The Social Network, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want ads on an early version of his social network; he understands that first and foremost, his site has to be cool. And ads, he says, aren’t cool. Unlike Zuckerberg (well, at least in the beginning), the energy efficiency … [Read more...]

How much money can new lighting save your business?

By Elisa Wood August 24, 2011 Am I average? That’s the question that often hits me when someone quotes an ‘average’ statistic. The ‘average’ business or household seems almost mythological. Few of us fall right on that point on the line. The same is true when it comes to often quoted energy efficiency savings statistics. For example, the US … [Read more...]

Solar Lighting and LEDs

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Paul Wickberg, CEO of SOL, a 20-year-old company that has more than a third of the market share for outdoor solar lighting in North America. He discusses trends in solar lighting and describes what's to come in the future. Solar Lighting and LEDs]   … [Read more...]

Saving Money with New Microgrid Technology

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Michael Clark, senior vice president of Encorp, an energy technology company, about the company's microgrid technology and how it helps users save money and increase reliability. Saving Money with New Microgrid Technology]   … [Read more...]

Desert Year: Robust Economy and Lessons of the Sonoran Agave

by Skip Laitner Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets Reposted from Real Climate Economics August 17, 2011 John ‘Skip” Laitner is an economist, enjoying a desert year while on research sabbatical  from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Skip is discovering some surprising insights from his time in the desert that can inform … [Read more...]

Home energy devices: Can we bewilder Edison?

By Elisa Wood Aug. 10, 2011 Why do so many energy insiders insist that home energy automation will fail?  Many whom I respect say the typical householder will never take the time to fiddle with smart gadgets that reduce energy costs. Their skepticism, however, just elicits a verbal shrug from Peter Porteous, CEO of Blue Line Innovations, maker of … [Read more...]

Little-Known and Well-Known Lighting Incentives Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Allison Schieffelin, Chairman and CEO of The Lighting Quotient, about lighting incentives – many of them little-known – and the politics behind them. Little-Known and Well-Known Lighting Incentives Part 2]   … [Read more...]

What if the light bulb produced more than light?

By Elisa Wood Aug. 4, 2011 Talk about a light bulb moment. A professor of engineering at Edinburgh University recently demonstrated for the first time to a wide audience his technology that uses common every day lights to transmit data. Harald Haas streamed a video through a desk lamp at Ted Global 2011at Scotland’s Edinburgh International … [Read more...]

Little-Known and Well-Known Lighting Incentives Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Allison Schieffelin, Chairman and CEO of The Lighting Quotient, about lighting incentives – many of them little-known – and the politics behind them. Little-Known and Well-Known Lighting Incentives Part 1]   … [Read more...]