The plug instead of the pump: Will the electric car put money in your pocket?

By Elisa Wood April 15, 2010 For consumers, discussion of electric cars tends to focus on how long the vehicle travels before needing a recharge and what it will cost to buy. But a new report backed by several large corporations takes a broader view of what the electric car will mean to our overall finances. And the news is good. Fueling our … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency: Not a Sound Bite Business

By Elisa Wood I’m a star at the neighborhood playground because I write about energy. Let me explain. I have a young son, and often find myself next to the swings talking with other parents. Inevitably we talk about work. Inevitably it comes up that I know a little about energy. And inevitably I'm surrounded by a crowd that wants to know-- demands … [Read more...]