What price motivates customers to save energy?

By Elisa Wood May 29, 2008 “Are we there yet?” We’ve heard that refrain often over the last couple of years. No, not from our kids in the backseat of the car, but from energy observers wondering exactly how much price pain the consumer will take before cutting back significantly on use. Two reports circulating this week indicate that we have … [Read more...]

Think Gas Prices Are High? Electricity is Next.

By Elisa Wood Today’s interest in energy efficiency may be nothing compared to tomorrow’s, if power prices rise as much as expected. One of the biggest price drivers, at this point, appears to be greenhouse gas restrictions, which Congress is expected to enact. It’s not clear yet exactly what the rules will be. But a federal analysis of a leading … [Read more...]