Why America Needs to Stop Arguing about Light Bulbs

Light bulbs sound like an innocent enough topic. And yet, during last week’s Congressional budget debate, light bulbs spawned a ferocious debate.  One side claimed that the government was “coming for your light bulbs” while the other side fought to pour millions into phasing out incandescent bulbs in favor of their more energy-efficient … [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 Straight Talk   Why EE needs  business model innovation “The first thing to recognize is that energy efficiency on a retrofit basis has been a colossal failure since 1975. To suggest that energy efficiency, even though it pays for itself, has really caught on is simply not … [Read more...]

Why You Can’t Always Trust Energy Efficiency Data

The energy efficiency  industry is mad for data, especially anything that will give insight into what spurs consumers to save energy or buy green products. But unfortunately, not all data is good data and some leads the industry astray. Take for example the oft-cited surveys that consumers are willing to pay more for green energy. This led several … [Read more...]