You Are What You Read? The Stories EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com Readers Liked Best in 2013

Here’s what we can guess about you, our audience, based on the stories you read the most this year on EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com. You’re intrigued by up-and-coming concepts and technologies. The counter-intuitive draws your attention, as do emerging trends and young and rising companies. You’re looking for news not easily found elsewhere that … [Read more...]

Are We Overhyping Smart Energy – Again?

Sometimes we’re spot-on when we predict the future. Other times we blow it horribly. Take smart homes, the forerunner of today’s smart grid. Back in the 1980s, prognosticators thought we'd have millions of smart homes by now and that they would achieve remarkable feats. For example, a United Press International article from 1986 said that a child … [Read more...]

What We Heard You Say…This Week’s Best and Worst Quotes about Energy Efficiency

Interesting quotes about energy efficiency we picked up this week. Best Warning Overhyped vision of the smart home  “It was almost like the Jetsons: 'Children who stick their fingers in an outlet will not get electrocuted!'” Larry Zarker, CEO Building Performance Institute, quoting old advertisements that hyped smart homes. Zarker called for … [Read more...]

MicroNews: Joule Assets, the Utility Analytics Institute, Building Performance Institute, Access Fixtures

MicroNews:  Joule Assets, the Utility Analytics Institute, Building Performance Institute, Access Fixtures  This week in energy efficiency news… Joule Assets is offering a set of financing solutions for energy efficiency contractors  to help small-to-midsized projects find financing. Joule Assets will be offering Energy Reduction Assets … [Read more...]