Hot sectors for energy efficiency

By Elisa Wood February 4, 2010 It’s clear that the energy efficiency industry is undergoing an unprecedented boom, spurred by state and federal support and movement toward a smarter grid. But for those in the industry, where exactly can the new business – and the jobs – be found? Two new reports by Colorado-based Pike Research shed some … [Read more...]

Obama, energy efficiency & accountability

By Elisa Wood January 28, 2010 Not once, but twice President Obama mentioned the importance of energy efficiency in his state of the union address January 27. His support for the resource is no surprise; his administration has channeled $20 billion toward energy savings programs. Obama made clear that going into his second year his support will … [Read more...]

Overcoming the dirty secret of clean energy

By Elisa Wood June 12, 2008 A dirty secret of clean energy is that being green can be an expensive pursuit. The cost of solar panels and hybrid cars is declining, but they remain too expensive for many people. As a result, the green energy movement is often viewed as an upper-income trend in the United States. But a recent survey indicates energy … [Read more...]