Obama and the reinvention of energy efficiency

By Elisa Wood February 13, 2012 The energy efficiency industry received a nice boost this week during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Obama called for cutting energy use by half over the next 20 years. Such attention comes at a significant point in the history of the energy efficiency movement. It appears to be … [Read more...]

Energy efficiency: Big deals and new ideas

By Elisa Wood January 9, 2013 The economic premise behind energy efficiency –  that it’s cheaper to save a unit of energy than to make one – has caught on in the US.  Energy efficiency spending is up, and our energy use is declining, measured both per capita and per dollar of gross domestic product, according to government figures. So it is not … [Read more...]

Markets for energy efficiency in 2013: Part I

By Elisa Wood December 12, 2012 A look across the US landscape reveals several rich markets for energy efficiency over the next year. Some emerge out of unfortunate natural disasters; others arise from the growing realization by state governments that it is typically cheaper to save energy than produce it. Superstorm Sandy leveled … [Read more...]

Trends in Energy Efficiency in 2012 Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Gary Fromer, senior vice president of demand response for Constellation Energy, about growing efficiency/electricity usage trends in 2012. Trends in Energy Efficiency in 2012 Part 1 ] … [Read more...]