Elisa Wood's Articles

- June 25, 2014

Welcome to the Grid Revolution, Massachusetts-style

Utilities, get ready: Massachusetts is in revolutionary mode again. No one is throwing tea into Boston Harbor, but the state is trying to sink outmoded ways of moving around electrons...

- June 02, 2014

Obama’s New Carbon Plan Makes History for Clean Energy

In a history-making move for clean energy, the Obama administration today, for the first time, proposed a rule to restrict carbon dioxide on existing power plants.

- May 29, 2014

There Are Good Reasons for Obama to be Confident on Carbon Rules

The Obama administration has taken a lot of heat for creating climate change rules that bypass Congress. But recent court decisions are bolstering the president’s clean air agenda –...

- May 07, 2014

Judge Has Harsh Words for Cape Wind Foes

A federal court judge had harsh words last week for Cape Wind foes as he handed down the 26th legal win for the Massachusetts offshore wind farm project.

- April 14, 2014

The Never Dull Life of a Wind Farm

A wind farm’s story is a little bit like a romantic comedy. It’s all about the buildup. We tend to rivet our attention on the development phase – the controversies over siting, the...

- March 24, 2014

How Do We Really Protect the Grid from the Bad Guys?

From David and Goliath to Luke Skywalker and the Death Star, the human race has been reminded again and again that big things have their vulnerable points. The U.S. power grid, sometimes...

- March 11, 2014

Three Years after Fukushima: Lulled into the Myth of Safety?

World sentiment seemed to steer away from nuclear energy and toward more renewables following the disaster at Japan's Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant on March 11, 2011. Three years...

- January 23, 2014

Transmission and Energy Storage 2014 Outlook: The Macro and Micro Transformation of Electric Grids

The transmission industry enters 2014 with a lot of work ahead as it continues to recreate the grid and make it more renewable energy-ready.

- November 06, 2013

Shocked into Pursuing Renewables: What Will Jolt Us Next?

Historical events have a way of jolting us – again and again and again – into the reminder that energy plays a big role in our well-being.

- September 27, 2013

Going All In with Renewable Energy

After a monster tornado wiped out Greensburg, Kansas in 2007, killing 11 people, the community decided to rebuild with meaning. It set out to become one of the world's greenest communities...

Elisa Wood

Elisa Wood

Elisa Wood is a long-time energy writer whose work appears in many of the industry's top magazines and newsletters, among them Renewable Energy World and Platts. She serves as chief editor of EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com. Her work has been...

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