Elisa Wood's Comments

December 15, 2012

Markets for Energy Efficiency in 2013: Part I

A follow-up to this blog. The New York Public Service Commission last week approved $100 million in energy efficiency funds, more than half of it for combined heat and power. More here: http://www3.dps.ny.gov/pscweb/WebFileRoom.nsf/ArticlesByCategory/6FFC5A41DCDD20EC85257AD30066033A/$File/pr12086.pdf?OpenElement

In addition, the New York Energy & Research Development Authority announced on-bill financing for small businesses and non-profits that make energy efficiency improvements. http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/About/Newsroom/2012-Announcements/2012-12-13-Financing-for-Business-Not-for-Profit-Energy-Efficiency-Upgrades.aspx

January 02, 2013

Markets for Energy Efficiency in 2013: Part I

Another follow-up note to this blog. NY Gov. Cuomo recently announced another $4 million in energy efficiency funding for local governments. Info here: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/12312012Local-Government-Efficiency

November 04, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Uncovers Strength and Simplicity of Renewable Energy Systems

The article did mention the shutdown of the wind farms:

Iberdrola Renewables, which owns wind farms in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Pennsylvania, reported few problems.

"We monitored the situation through the night and shut down sites as a precaution to protect equipment from extreme winds. Inspections today have revealed minimal damage so far. We are very satisfied with the response of our people and the performance of the sites through an exceptional event," said Jan Johnson, Iberdrola Renewables' communications director.

October 21, 2012

Energy Efficiency: Red, Blue or Happily Neither?

Dennis, thanks for the recommendations on coverage Your comments are helpful, as always. Jon and Thomas, interesting info on paybacks and energy use. Thomas you speak to one of the most intriguing explorations, I think, in energy efficiency right now: human behavior. What will inspire people to change the behaviors you describe? I'm fascinated by the work underway by Susan Mazur-Stommen and others on this. -- "Elisa and or Lisa" :)

October 02, 2012

Gardens That Grow Gigawatts

Author's Update: Since this article was written, California's SB 843,
Community-Based Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program, died in the Assembly. See http://sd05.senate.ca.gov/news/2012-08-31-pge-so-cal-edison-kill-bill-increase-consumer-access-renewable-energy.

August 24, 2012

The Key to Exponential Solar Growth Is Virtual Net Metering — and Solar Companies

Joy -- any news on the Aurora project?

July 04, 2012

New York State Encouraging Big Renewables

Great update on the efforts in NY. So much going on, especially on Long Island. This from the June issue of Renewable Energy World magazine: 'Cuomo also is opening up new opportunity for big solar projects through his new 'Energy Highway' initiative to upgrade the state's ageing infrastructure. As part of the initiative, his office issued a formal solicitation in April 2012 seeking ideas from developers, utilities and others about how to fix various energy problems' More here: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012/06/solar-in-new-york-its-strategy-to-make-solar-shine Anyone have an update on the energy highway?

February 23, 2012

Community Choice Aggregation Lets Cities Buy (Cleaner and Local) Electricity in Bulk

Interesting article. Thanks. I think the Cape Light Compact in Massachusetts was one of the original community aggregators.

January 29, 2012

Much Light, Little Heat Efficiency

Bob, In neighboring Massachusetts there is legislation pending that would provide financial incentives for homeowners to swap out old oil heaters for new more efficient ones. Perhaps the idea will spread to Connecticut.

January 11, 2012

U.S. Beats Expectations Saving Energy

Thanks for catching the typo. MWh is now changed to TWh.

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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