Energy Efficiency Finds its Cell Phone

By Elisa Wood March 27, 2013 Energy efficiency insiders have envied the telecommunications industry for years. After all, it produced the iPhone, Android and other products that American consumers can’t seem to live without. The telecom industry achieved this level of innovation after it deregulated. The electricity industry deregulated too, but … [Read more...]

Higher Prices and More EE To Spur EE? Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Susan Mazur-Stommen, ACEEE’s Program Director for Behavior and Human Dimensions, about her new report, “Trusted Partners: Everyday Energy Efficiency Across the South.” Higher Prices and More EE To Spur EE? Part 1] Follow our podcast feed or find us on itunes. … [Read more...]

How Energy Efficiency’s Story is Changing

By Elisa Wood March 21, 2013 Not so long ago, news about energy efficiency focused on what the US could or should do, but wasn’t to save energy. It was a tale of woe. That’s no longer the case. Now, report after report tells the story of a burgeoning energy efficiency market that is achieving a surprising level of  savings. Consider a few news … [Read more...]

Understanding & Controlling Energy Remotely with Opower Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters continues her interview with Ogi Kavazovic, Vice President of Strategy & Marketing for Opower, which works with utilities to help their customers save energy. The company has just released a new mobile app and has saved 2 TWH for customers. The company does all this with software.   Understanding & … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Loans Encounter Obstacles in the Secondary Market

By Kat Friedrich, Clean Energy Finance Center Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets March 13, 2013 Although connecting energy efficiency programs and private capital may seem like an ideal partnership, program managers from New York and Pennsylvania have found it is challenging to achieve competitive investment ratings for energy efficiency … [Read more...]

Understanding & Controlling Energy Remotely with Opower

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Ogi Kavazovic, Vice President of Strategy & Marketing for Opower, which works with utilities to help their customers save energy. The company has just released a new mobile app and has saved 2 TWH for customers. The company does all this with software.   Understanding & Controlling Energy … [Read more...]

Calling For Net-Zero Commercial Buildings

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Richard Kadzis, editor of Leader Magazine for CoreNet Global, an association for corporate real estate executives that is calling for net-zero commercial buildings. As part of the effort, CoreNet will share the results of AT&T's efforts to retrofit its 150 million square feet of buildings … [Read more...]

Energy and Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’

By Elisa Wood March 7, 2013 Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ is the latest ‘Downton Abbey.’ Or for us older folks, it is the latest who-shot-JR Ewing – a television series that lots of people are talking about. A story of Congressional intrigue, the 13-part series has caught the attention of not only the viewing public, but also Washington … [Read more...]