Discovering Energy Efficiency Innovation

When people think about energy efficiency innovation they often think of technology. LED lighting or the Nest thermostat come to mind. Technology innovation is cool. Who wouldn’t want to get bought by Google? And new gadgets are fun. But for energy efficiency, much of the most important innovation has nothing to do with developing new efficient … [Read more...]

New York Power Authority Offers $800 Million in Financing for Energy Efficiency Tech

The New York Power Authority has set a March 25 deadline for energy efficiency tech companies to apply for the first round of $800 million in available financing.The authority issued a request for information Feb. 6 seeking commercial, but not yet widely deployed energy efficiency technologies for schools, offices, hospitals and other buildings. … [Read more...]

Energy efficiency: Big deals and new ideas

By Elisa Wood January 9, 2013The 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...]