How we use and save energy

By Elisa Wood September 27, 2012 When I picked up a gallon of milk at the store today, I looked at it in a new way. I was buying energy. This insight came courtesy of the US Energy Information Administration‘s recent  ‘Today in Energy’ article about industrial energy consumption. It turns out that we use about 30 percent of our energy for … [Read more...]

What’s Wrong With Estimates of the Cost of Carbon Production

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Laurie Johnson, chief economist for the climate and clean air program for the Natural Resources Defense Council, about her study concluding the federal government is underestimating the cost of carbon pollution. What are solutions?   What's Wrong With Estimates of the Cost of Carbon Production ] … [Read more...]

The natural gas revolution: Good or bad for energy efficiency?

By Elisa Wood September 19, 2012 If there were an equivalent in the energy industry to Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, natural gas would be this year’s winner. The dramatic rise in natural gas supply, and fall in price, has reconfigured the energy scene in the United States, suddenly creating a bounty of domestic energy, driving down … [Read more...]

Voters of All Political Parties Support Clean Energy Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters continues her interview with Graham Richard, CEO of the Advanced Energy Economy Institute, about new surveys showing most voters support clean energy as a key to economic growth.   Voters of All Political Parties Support Clean Energy Part 2] … [Read more...]

Mining for energy efficiency opportunity in NYC

By Elisa Wood September 13, 2012 If markets thrive on information, then New York City recently unlocked a gold mine for the energy efficiency industry. The city became the first in the US to make public how well (or poorly) large, private buildings within its borders perform when it comes to energy and water use. A city website displays … [Read more...]

Voters of All Political Parties Support Clean Energy Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Graham Richard, CEO of the Advanced Energy Economy Institute, about new surveys showing most voters support clean energy as a key to economic growth.   Voters of All Political Parties Support Clean Energy Part 1] … [Read more...]

Best places to learn about energy efficiency

By Elisa Wood September 5, 2012 Companies often email me asking for good sources of information about the energy efficiency business. These emails are coming more and more frequently as this industry continues to grow. Many of the emails come from newcomers trying to break into the field with a new product or service. They include information … [Read more...]

What Investors Look For In Digital CleanTech Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters continues her interview with Rachel Barge, partner at Greenstart, a seed investor for cleantech startups, about its latest round of funding--and what the company seeks in cleantech software companies.   What Investors Look For In Digital CleanTech Part 2 ] … [Read more...]