The real power behind today’s energy efficiency industry?

By Elisa Wood February 27, 2013 President Barack Obama recently pushed for increased energy efficiency in his State of the Union address. His endorsement is a plus, no argument. But it may not be the federal government that drives the industry’s next growth spurt. Increasingly, the push for clean energy seems to be more grassroots, from the city … [Read more...]

The Real Power Behind Today’s Energy Efficiency Industry?

By Elisa Wood February 27, 2013 President Barack Obama recently pushed for increased energy efficiency in his State of the Union address. His endorsement is a plus, no argument. But it may not be the federal government that drives the industry’s next growth spurt. Increasingly, the push for clean energy seems to be more grassroots, from the … [Read more...]

Is Remote Control of Energy too Much Fluff?

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews David Davis, product designer for Fresh Air Manufacturing Co., talks about the benefits of home automation versus remote control, saying that remote control can wow homeowners, but won’t necessarily save energy.   Is Remote Control of Energy too Much Fluff? ] Follow our podcast feed or find us on … [Read more...]

Commission Report Features Financing in Recommendations to Double U.S. Energy Efficiency

By Kat Friedrich, Clean Energy Finance Center Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets February 20, 2013 The Alliance to Save Energy’s Commission on National Energy Policy included financing as one of the central recommendations in its recent report, “Energy 2030: Doubling U.S. Energy Productivity by 2030.”  The commission consists of some of … [Read more...]

Creating EE Opportunities in Communities of Color

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Anthony Giancatarino, coordinator for research and advocacy for the Center for Social Inclusion, which has launched the Energy Democracy Program that will help communities build strategies to create changes in energy efficiency and create jobs, especially in communities of color.   Creating EE … [Read more...]

Obama and the reinvention of energy efficiency

By Elisa Wood February 13, 2012 The energy efficiency industry received a nice boost this week during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Obama called for cutting energy use by half over the next 20 years. Such attention comes at a significant point in the history of the energy efficiency movement. It appears to be … [Read more...]

Top Smart Grid Trends of 2013

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters Eric Murray, CEO of Tantalus, a provider of Smart Grid communications technology, talks about Smart Grid trends of 2013.   Top Smart Grid Trends of 2013] Follow our podcast feed or find us on itunes. … [Read more...]

The App for Unused iPhones That Helps Save Energy

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Gene Wang, CEO of People Power, about a new APP that targets 50 million unused iPhones, turning them into wireless web cameras and remote assistants.   The App for Unused iPhones That Helps Save Energy] Follow our podcast feed or find us on itunes. … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency prospects: What to watch

By Elisa Wood February 6, 2012 Events unfolding in two US Northeast states – New York and Massachusetts – signal increased business opportunity for energy efficiency companies, green architects, lighting contractors, smart grid innovators and others in the business of saving energy. First, the energy efficiency world should keep an eye on debate … [Read more...]