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Energy Efficiency Markets Podcast

Two seasoned energy writers follow the energy efficiency market, which is poised for major growth in North America. They provide news and analysis, and explain how businesses can make money by reducing their electricity use. Sign up for the free newsletter, Energy Efficiency Markets, by visiting www.energyefficiencymarkets.com

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Who Are The Ubers of Energy & How Do They Create Brands?

In this podcast, Fridrik Larsens, CEO of Larsen Energy Branding--likely the first CEO in the world to get a Ph.D in energy branding—defines energy branding and explains why many companies are doing a bad job of establishing a clear, consistent and compelling brand.

5 Jan 2016

Rank #1

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Trends in Energy Efficiency in 2012 Part 2

Lisa Cohn from realenergywriters.com interviews Gary Fromer, senior vice president of demand response for Constellation Energy, about growing efficiency/electricity usage trends in 2012.

8 Feb 2012

Rank #2

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The Battery That's Bringing Clean Energy to PJM's Grid Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Tom Granville, CEO of Axion Power, about how the company's battery is bringing clean energy to PJM's grid, stabilizing the grid, and supporting PJM's demand-response programs. The efforts have been helped by a new FERC rule.

21 Mar 2012

Rank #3

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Challenges to smart grid implementation part 2

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com continues her interview with Steve Nguyen, director of corporate marketing and Anders Axelsson, senior VP of sales and market development for Echelon about the factors blocking smart grid in the U.S. Echelon is working to transform the grid into a smart, communicating network.

10 Jun 2010

Rank #4

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Utilities Missing Big Opportunities to Reap Revenues

A report from Acccenture Energy Consumer Services concludes that small and medium sized businesses want utilities to provide more products and services that could satisfy customers and reap revenues for utilities. Lisa Cohn of EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com interviews Greg Guthridge, global managing director of Accenture Energy Consumer Services.

22 Jul 2013

Rank #5

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EE Recycles Money That Would Be Wasted

Lisa Cohn from RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Don Gilligan, president of the National Association of Energy Service Companies, about the recent White House announcement to use energy savings performance contracts in federal facilities. He likens such project s to recycling money that would otherwise be wasted.

22 Feb 2012

Rank #6

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Four plus ways to boost energy efficiency use

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriter.com interviews Inara Scott, Assistant Professor at Oregon State University’s College of Business, who describes a study about what can be done to increase energy efficiency. What are the barriers and how can they be overcome?

24 Jun 2013

Rank #7

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What People Don't Understand About LED Lighting

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Larry Rallo, LEDtronics business development manager, who discusses misconceptions about LED lights and what manufacturers and policy makers can do to fix this problem.

17 Jun 2013

Rank #8

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Tracking Energy Use in Seattle's Buildings

What is Seattle learning as it gathers energy-use information for all its public buildings? Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Sandra Mallory, Seattle's Office of Sustainability and Environment’s Green Building and Resource Conservation Program Manager. The report comes as hundred of private building owners are reporting their energy use information under the city's benchmarking and reporting law.

9 Jun 2013

Rank #9

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Net-Zero Home with IPad Controls, Denim Insulation

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Reed Finlay, project manager of the SCI-Arc/Caltech Hanwha Solar CHIP House, which is a demonstration net-zero home built by SCI-Arc and Caltech students. It features recycled denim insulation, controls using an iPad, the ability to turn lights off by waving arms, and more.

7 Mar 2012

Rank #10

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Safe, Efficient Light Bulbs--Not LED or CFL

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Scott Blackstone, CEO of Vu 1 about the company's light bulbs, which he says are more efficient than incandescents, safer than CFLs and less expensive than LEDs. They are now being carried by Lowe's.

29 Feb 2012

Rank #11

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Cutting Foreign Oil, Saving Lives and Other Benefits of California’s Microgrid Projects: CEC Chairman Part 1

Lisa Cohn of EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com interviews Robert Weisenmiller, chairman of the California Energy Commission, who hails the many benefits of California’s microgrid projects—including cutting foreign oil use and saving lives for the military. The commission has awarded $1.7 million for a military microgrid demonstration project.

22 Jul 2013

Rank #12

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Disruptive Energy Provides Benefits--and Confusion

Disruptive energy technologies provide many opportunities to cut energy bills in commercial buildings—but the many options are leaving building owners confused, resulting in missed opportunities. Mach Energy president Jon Moeller discusses a new survey in this podcast.

23 Dec 2015

Rank #13

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What Consumers Say About Smart Grid Applications

Patty Durand, executive director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, shares the results of a study that categorizes consumers in terms of how they use--or avoid--smart grid applications.The most recent version of the study includes in-depth, on-camera interviews with consumers.

20 Dec 2015

Rank #14

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What Consumers Say About Smart Grid Applications

Patty Durand, executive director, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, shares the results of a study that categorizes consumers in terms of how they use--or avoid--smart grid applications.The most recent version of the study includes in-depth, on-camera interviews with consumers.

20 Dec 2015

Rank #15

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This Technology Helps Power Sensors for the Internet of things

Energy harvesting can power the many sensors that are associated with the Internet of Things, says Terry Pennisi, CEO and founder of Jennova in this podcast interview (click on the player above to listen).When there's energy available as the result of fans or motors running, this energy can be harvested to power things like sensors that send data to the Internet, he explains.

7 Dec 2015

Rank #16

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This Technology Helps Power Sensors for the Internet of things

Energy harvesting can power the many sensors that are associated with the Internet of Things, says Terry Pennisi, CEO and founder of Jennova in this podcast interview (click on the player above to listen).When there's energy available as the result of fans or motors running, this energy can be harvested to power things like sensors that send data to the Internet, he explains.

7 Dec 2015

Rank #17

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This Technology Helps Power Sensors for the Internet of things

Energy harvesting can power the many sensors that are associated with the Internet of Things, says Terry Pennisi, CEO and founder of Jennova in this podcast interview (click on the player above to listen).When there's energy available as the result of fans or motors running, this energy can be harvested to power things like sensors that send data to the Internet, he explains.

7 Dec 2015

Rank #18

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This Technology Helps Power Sensors for the Internet of things

Energy harvesting can power the many sensors that are associated with the Internet of Things, says Terry Pennisi, CEO and founder of Jennova in this podcast interview (click on the player above to listen).When there's energy available as the result of fans or motors running, this energy can be harvested to power things like sensors that send data to the Internet, he explains.

7 Dec 2015

Rank #19

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Energy-Harvesting Sensors Eliminate Need for Batteries in Some Applications

Energy-harvesting sensors that are made of fabric and eliminate the need for batteries in some applications are the focus of this podcast interview with Keith McMillen, CEO and founder of BeBop Sensors. Listen by clicking on the player above.

24 Nov 2015

Rank #20