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  • Desert Year: Robust Economy and Lessons of the Sonoran Agave

    Desert Year: Robust Economy and Lessons of the Sonoran Agave

    Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets Reposted from Real Climate Economics August 17, 2011 John ‘Skip” Laitner is an economist, enjoying a desert year while on research sabbatical  from the American ...

    Skip Laitner

  • What if the light bulb produced more than light?

    What if the light bulb produced more than light?

    Talk about a light bulb moment. A professor of engineering at Edinburgh University recently demonstrated for the first time to a wide audience his technology that uses common every day lights to transmit data. Harald Haas streamed a video through ...

    Elisa Wood

  • Breaking light bulb myths

    Breaking light bulb myths

    I have to agree with the Tea Party; the US government should not choose the light bulbs I use in my home.  And fortunately, it does not. Yet that’s the spin being pushed by those who want to roll back federal lighting performance ...

    Elisa Wood

  • Move over Star Trek: Here comes Energy

    Move over Star Trek: Here comes Energy

    By Elisa Wood September 22, 2010   Remember when the idea of generating electricity from wind turbines and solar panels seemed really cool? No denying their benefits, but they are sooo last year.   Energy folks have gazed with envy at ...

    Elisa Wood

  • How US businesses can access federal stimulus money

    How US businesses can access federal stimulus money

    I thought that “federal stimulus” would be high on Google’s hit list. But alas, when I checked its analysis of hot trends yesterday, I discovered that “Rockin’ Robin” is number one.Thanks to American Idol this 1950s song dominates the search engine. ...

    Elisa Wood

  • A green apple for the teacher

    A green apple for the teacher

    By news accounts Barack Obama is all the rage on college campuses these days. But there is another less reported campus movement that could considerably boost the energy efficiency industry. College students nationwide have mounted a serious ...

    Elisa Wood

  • Maryland and the Electron-Hungry Mob

    Maryland and the Electron-Hungry Mob

    Governments remain in power as long as the people have enough food, or so the old adage goes. But in today’s appliance-driven society, political longevity may depend as much on giving us our daily share of electrons. So it is little surprise ...

    Elisa Wood