Accelerating Energy Innovation To Get More Bang For the Buck

Should we spend $100 billion to develop technology that could eliminate global warming? That’s the figure that many cite as the necessary investment. Or should we find a way to get more bang for our buck? Go for the bang, says Lewis Perelman, author of the ebook, “Energy Innovation: Fixing the Technical Fix.” Perelman’s bio suggests he’s a guy we … [Read more...]

New Institute To Develop And Promote EE Tech

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Andy Gellman, head of chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and head of the Institute for Energy innovation. He describes the goals of the new institute – to develop new energy technologies and promote their adoption.   New Institute To Develop And Promote EE Tech] … [Read more...]

Energy innovation: Snails and Griddies

By Elisa Wood May 31, 2012   Ask most people to describe vanguard energy technology, and they’ll name LED lights, certain forms of solar energy and new electric storage methods. But how about this – generating energy from a living body? The Journal of the American Chemical Society is reporting a “real-life scientific tail of the first … [Read more...]

How to become energy efficiency’s #1

By Elisa Wood May 10, 2012 It’s easy to get the impression that technology game-changers happen in a near flash. And the stories of Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple leave us thinking that genius pops right out of the dorm room. But in the energy industry it’s not that easy. The innovation we see today often stems from years of late … [Read more...]

Opportunities for energy innovators

By Elisa Wood February 8, 2012 For a long time ‘clean’ and  ‘green’ marked the forward trend in the energy industry. Then came the quest for ‘smart’ energy.  And now ‘innovation’ is the buzzword. It’s easy to see why.  As Americans, we believe our ability to innovate sets us apart in today’s international market.  Sure China can manufacture … [Read more...]