Energy efficiency and a cold marriage

By Elisa Wood November 29, 2012 We know energy efficiency can save the world, but can it save a marriage? Leave it to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to take on that question. The agency is known for its vanguard energy research.  But it is one thing to produce papers on topics like ‘Air Bypass in … [Read more...]

Helping Car Dealers Understand and Promote EV Use

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews  Jordan Ramer, CEO of EV Connect, which provides EV charging station solutions. Ramer talks about a new program to help educate dealers about EV charging, utility rates and other issues.   Helping Car Dealers Understand and Promote EV Use] Follow our podcast feed or find us on itunes. … [Read more...]

Worldwide energy savings, no magic required

By Elisa Wood November 14, 2012 Is all this effort to save energy worth it? Consider this. Had we neglected energy efficiency from 1980 to 2010, worldwide energy use would be 35 percent higher. What does this mean? Look at the amount of energy used in the world’s two largest economies – the United States and China. That’s about how much … [Read more...]

Helping Consumers Understand Solar & EV

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Rainer Boelzle, co-founder of WattPeople, which helps consumers understand the costs and benefits of using solar and electric vehicles. He explains the challenges and how the company approaches them.   Helping Consumers Understand Solar & EV ] Follow our podcast feed or find it on itunes. … [Read more...]

Winter Outlook, Energy Use, Global Warming

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters  interviews James Aman, a meteorologist with Earth Networks, who discusses the winter outlook and what it means for energy markets. He also touches on global warming.   Winter Outlook, Energy Use, Global Warming] Follow our podcast feed or find it on itunes. … [Read more...]

What stops banks from lending to energy efficiency projects?

By Elisa Wood November 8, 2012 Four years after the US credit market crashed, energy efficiency projects continue to struggle to secure financing. What’s the problem? A slow economy, of course. But when it comes to energy efficiency – and on-site renewable energy – the problem runs deeper. It’s not lack of interest in green energy. To the … [Read more...]

Reports of Clean Energy’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

By Guest Blogger Stephen L. Cowell October 31, 2011 If the notion "he who lives by the subsidy dies by the subsidy" is true, then oil, gas and nuclear companies must be dying a thousand deaths. "A Sad Green Story," the recent New York Times article by David Brooks, is way off the mark with where we need to go as a country and as an entire … [Read more...]

A Personal EE Scoring System for TVs Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters continues her interview with Alex Katzman, head of business development for Enervee, which has released a report about the efficiency of TVs. He explains how consumers can use an app on Enervee’s website to rate the efficiency of their TVs and compare the efficiency to others’.   A Personal EE Scoring System … [Read more...]