Energy efficiency: Who gets it? Anybody?

By Elisa Wood January 30, 2013 It’s easy for those of us who ‘talk’ energy every day to forget that we operate in a bubble. Outside the bubble the average household is at best vaguely aware of the enormous technology revolution about to change the way each of us uses electricity. Two recent studies provide some insight into how little of our … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Meter Data Management Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters continues her interview with Norm Daigle, executive vice president at Harris Utilities SmartWorks, about the benefits of meter data management and customer engagement programs. The company has gained 53 new utility customers in the past three years, 20 of which were added in the past year.   The Benefits of … [Read more...]

Strong Marketing Is Essential for Energy Efficiency Finance

By Kat Friedrich Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets January 23, 2013 Marketing is an essential ingredient for the success of energy efficiency finance. But too often, finance and efficiency experts focus on technical and financial issues and underestimate the importance of marketing. Using best practices in marketing is necessary to drive … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Meter Data Management

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Norm Daigle, executive vice president at Harris Utilities SmartWorks, about the benefits of meter data management and customer engagement programs. The company has gained 53 new utility customers in the past three years, 20 of which were added in the past year.   The Benefits of Meter Data … [Read more...]

Automating Load Response Programs Via Web Application

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Gary Fromer, senior vice president of load response for Constellation, about its new VirtuWatt Link, the first web service application to facilitate automated load response program participation.   Automating Load Response Programs Via Web Application ] Follow our podcast feed or find us on itunes. … [Read more...]

Saving energy and eating better

By Elisa Wood January 16, 2013 The US consumer wants food to be fresh, local and organic. But that means larger grocery bills in an economy where most people need them to be smaller. As the New York Times tells it, 20-somethings, just out of college, feel the squeeze the most. They are more intent on Whole Foods-style eating than their … [Read more...]

The Potential of Vanadium in Battery Storage

Lisa Cohn of Microgrid Knowledge  interviews Bill Radvak, CEO of American Vanadium, which is developing America’s only vanadium mine in Nevada. He talks about the potential of using this steel byproduct in battery storage systems.   The Potential of Vanadium in Battery Storage ] Follow our podcast feed or find us on itunes. … [Read more...]

The Potential of Vanadium in Battery Storage

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Bill Radvak, CEO of American Vanadium, which is developing America’s only vanadium mine in Nevada. He talks about the potential of using this steel byproduct in battery storage systems.   The Potential of Vanadium in Battery Storage ] Follow our podcast feed or find us on itunes. … [Read more...]

Energy efficiency: Big deals and new ideas

By Elisa Wood January 9, 2013 The economic premise behind energy efficiency –  that it’s cheaper to save a unit of energy than to make one – has caught on in the US.  Energy efficiency spending is up, and our energy use is declining, measured both per capita and per dollar of gross domestic product, according to government figures. So it is not … [Read more...]