My Dad and I have a running joke when we’re in the car together. “Look,” he’ll say. “Gas is cheap. It’s down to $3.39.” Cheap, he means, compared with the month before when it was $3.79 per gallon.
The joke illustrates a good point. A few years ago we were flabbergasted by gasoline prices that exceeded $3 per gallon. Now we’re really happy when it doesn’t hit $4 per gallon.
When it comes to energy, we’re like frogs in water coming to a slow boil. We’ve gotten so accustomed to…Continue
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Added by Elisa Wood on October 21, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Fortunately for the rest of us, some people missed the message, the one that says we’re in an economic slide so slippery there is no climbing back up.
I had a chance to speak to several of these optimists recently. No, they are not members of the Pollyanna Club; they are green energy entrepreneurs, those who are innovating and growing companies as the rest of the world downsizes. (See …Continue
Added by Elisa Wood on October 13, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments
At first blush, the economics of energy efficiency seem straightforward.
A business installs lighting controls or some other improvement. The business then sees its energy costs drop. From the savings, the business repays the investment over weeks, months or years, and then turns a profit on the asset.
While that equation holds true, analysts increasingly value the worth of energy efficiency in other more…Continue
Added by Elisa Wood on October 7, 2011 at 4:20am — No Comments