Zero Up-Front Costs for Residential Energy Efficiency Measures?

As part of New York state's Reforming the Energy Vision, Sealed is partnering with National Grid to test a proposal under which customers would pay zero up-front costs for residential energy efficiency measures. In this podcast, Andy Frank, founder and president of Sealed, explains the idea, which has been available to commercial customers for … [Read more...]

The (Real) Cost and Value of Energy Efficiency

To have an intelligent conversation about energy efficiency and create rational public policy, we must look carefully at the numbers. Andy Frank, of Sealed, shows where industry, policymakers and the media sometimes go wrong. People in energy policy circles tend to talk in relatively biased terms when it comes to energy efficiency. The … [Read more...]

Google and Nest: What the $3.2 Billion Deal Says about Energy Efficiency Markets

A collective “wow” echoed throughout the energy efficiency industry this week when Google announced its purchase of thermostat maker Nest for a smashing $3.2 billion. It is the first marquee deal to emerge since tech ventures began grasping for the new prize in energy: the home efficiency market.  The game has been to figure out how to get enough … [Read more...]

You Are What You Read? The Stories Readers Liked Best in 2013

Here’s what we can guess about you, our audience, based on the stories you read the most this year on You’re intrigued by up-and-coming concepts and technologies. The counter-intuitive draws your attention, as do emerging trends and young and rising companies. You’re looking for news not easily found elsewhere that … [Read more...]