Elisa Wood's Articles

- October 07, 2014

The Big and Booming Business of Keeping Wind Turbines Spinning

If you build it, they will come – ‘they’ being all of those who will keep what you built working properly. And for the wind industry, they have arrived, the many companies emerging...

- September 18, 2014

US Court Decision a Loss for Wind, But Boon for Storage?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected a claim by Chicago-based Exelon that its Texas Panhandle wind farms are entitled to favorable pricing. The wind farms sell power...

- September 10, 2014

Obama’s International Climate Strategy: More Grease for Renewables

It was good news for renewable energy when President Barack Obama in June proposed carbon dioxide restrictions on existing power plants. It is even better news now that he may use the...

- 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...

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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