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What’s undermining energy efficiency?

By Elisa Wood April 25, 2012 Exhilaration swept through the energy efficiency industry as city after city, state after state and nation after nation set aggressive energy saving goals over the last several years. But with target dates nearing in certain jurisdictions, a more sober attitude now  permeates. Some governments are asking: Are we … [Read more...]

California’s Focus on Lighting As a System

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Zach Gentry, vice president of marketing and product management for Enlighted Inc., an energy efficiency and building information company creating networked control systems. He explains how the California Public Utilities Commission is restructuring incentives by focusing on lighting as a … [Read more...]

How do we create an ethical grid?

By Housley Carr Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets April 18, 2012 So much of what’s discussed in offices these days – and forever really – focuses on this: What’s best for the company? How do we increase profits? That’s totally understandable, given that a primary responsibility of any for-profit enterprise is to benefit its owners and … [Read more...]

Motivating Customers With Competition and Rewards Part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with Andy Frank, VP of business development for Efficiency 2.0, which helps utilities meet their EE goals using creative techniques such as competitions and rewards. The programs yield up to 6% savings.   Motivating Customers With Competition and Rewards Part 2 ] … [Read more...]

Debunking efficiency misconceptions

By  Scott Schnelle Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets April 11, 2012 Your clients may hold some common misconceptions about how to begin conserving energy in their homes. In this article, I hope to debunk a few of those misconceptions. An audit from a company like EnergyLink is a good place to begin; it shows homeowners where to … [Read more...]

Motivating Customers With Competition and Rewards Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Andy Frank, VP of business development for Efficiency 2.0, which helps utilities meet their EE goals using creative techniques such as competitions and rewards. The programs yield up to 6% savings.   Motivating Customers With Competition and Rewards Part 1 ] … [Read more...]

Pink on Green: How to ignite the second electrical revolution

By Elisa Wood April 4, 2012 The electric industry is good at building things. That’s how it solves problems. Is there a threat of blackouts? Develop  a new natural gas-fired plant. Worried about climate change? Build wind and solar power. Does electricity cost too much? Install a transmission line to import cheaper power. But build-to-solve … [Read more...]

Trends in Data Center Energy Efficiency

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Bill Kosik, principal data center energy technologist with HP Technology Services, about what’s most effective in data center EE.   Trends in Data Center Energy Efficiency] … [Read more...]