Markets for Energy Efficiency in 2013: Part II

By Elisa Wood December 20, 2012 California holds the unofficial title of greenest of US states. But Massachusetts might swipe the crown if it keeps up its current pace investing in green energy. For those in the energy efficiency industry, Massachusetts is a state to watch for opportunity. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy … [Read more...]

Converting Wastewater to Energy

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil, who talks about a new project to convert wastewater to energy and about why his company earned a Popular Science "Best of What's New 2012" award.   Converting Wastewater to Energy] Follow our podcast feed or find us on itunes. … [Read more...]

Markets for energy efficiency in 2013: Part I

By Elisa Wood December 12, 2012 A look across the US landscape reveals several rich markets for energy efficiency over the next year. Some emerge out of unfortunate natural disasters; others arise from the growing realization by state governments that it is typically cheaper to save energy than produce it. Superstorm Sandy leveled … [Read more...]

CO2 Emissions, Storms, and High Tides

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews John Englander, author of the book, “High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis.” He explains why it's so critical to curb carbon dioxide emissions. More storms like Sandy and higher sea levels are ahead, he says.   CO2 Emissions, Storms, and High Tides] Follow our … [Read more...]

State Clean Energy Development Up; But Next Year?

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Warren Leon, deputy director of the Clean Energy States Alliance, who shares the results of a study showing that state clean energy development, in terms of projects, was up 18% in 2011. He explains why the results may not be so positive next year.   State Clean Energy Development Up; But Next … [Read more...]

What if you can’t afford LED lights?

By Elisa Wood December 4, 2012 Advanced lighting has brought us not only energy savings, but also a slew of new screw-in-a-light bulb jokes. For LEDs, it usually goes something like this: How many people does it take to screw in a LED light? One. And a roomful of deep wallets to pay for it. To be fair, the cost of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) … [Read more...]