Elisa Wood
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Leo Klisch commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Microgrid for Neighborhoods: How Soon?
"I would like to see a similar pilot project at my local electric cooperative in central Minnesota. So thanks for the the information."
Apr 3
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Microgrid for Neighborhoods: How Soon?

Microgrids may be the future of the North American electric grid, but when will that future arrive – especially for the homeowner? A team led by Ontario utility PowerStream is trying to find out with a new test project.“A lot of the microgrid projects that you read about are typically large projects, hundreds of kilowatts, megawatts, running a whole university, a whole hospital, a whole military base,” said Mario Bottero, co-founder and president of RoseWater Energy Group, which provided the…See More
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Microgrid for Neighborhoods: How Soon?

Microgrids may be the future of the North American electric grid, but when will that future arrive – especially for the homeowner? A team led by Ontario utility PowerStream is trying to find out with a new test project.“A lot of the microgrid projects that you read about are typically large projects, hundreds of kilowatts, megawatts, running a whole university, a whole hospital, a whole military base,” said Mario Bottero, co-founder and president of RoseWater Energy Group, which provided the…See More
Mar 29
R Higgins commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Quick look at the comments, and can't see an obvious...       Absolutely, Energy Efficency - Way to Go! Of couse, this isn't "news". What is news is that the gov't is starting to ensure that those…"
Jul 1, 2013
David Eakin commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Here's a very recent article on Green Building Advisor that reinforces the issues to this problem: Green Building Advisor article"
Jun 19, 2013
Melissa Baldridge commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Hi Ted, Nope, 'not directed at you in particular, but I'm glad it made you feel good.  I posted it because I think we, as an industry, are ALL seeking to wrest big changes inside big industries - real estate, construction, etc. …"
Jun 14, 2013
tedkidd commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
" Wow Melissa, I suspect that wasn't specifically directed at me but it definitely felt good to read it.  Elisa, love to hear your thought (and anyone elses) on this:  http://bit.ly/TrustTransparencyTruth "
Jun 14, 2013
Melissa Baldridge commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"First they ignore you.  Then they laugh at you.  Then they fight you.  Then you win. -Mahatma Ghandi "
Jun 13, 2013
Dennis Heidner commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Not sure if this link will make it through http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_11_1YR_S2504&prodType=table The is a great source of data for those how haven't browsed before. For those…"
Jun 12, 2013
Joseph Lamy commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"If a cheapo electric resistance heater delivers 3413 BTU every hour for a dime, and costs me $15.99, please tell the Court how a mini-split heat pump delivering 3413 BTU every hour for 3 cents is a bargain for an installed price of $6,999... If…"
Jun 12, 2013
tedkidd commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"The claim energy use is not predictable is attempt to shirk responsibility, avoid accountability, and continue selling based upon lies and exaggeration.  Don't do it or you look guilty by association.   I don't think…"
Jun 12, 2013
David Eakin commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Dennis, I agree that occupant usage skews historic energy usage records, but what better way is there for a potential home buyer to get a "ballpark" picture of energy usage?  I have also seen some interesting technology shelved due to…"
Jun 12, 2013
Dennis Heidner commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Danny,   I partially agree on transparent reporting for the house energies - HOWEVER - I am now running a business from at home.  My energy use is much higher than a person that commutes to work and leaves the house unattended all day.…"
Jun 12, 2013
Danny S. Parker commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Certainly if everyone's economic time horizon is 3-4 years, the wrong decisions are being made. For me, this strongly argues for very progressive appliance and equipment efficiency standards. If the market can't act in a logical manner,…"
Jun 11, 2013
Elisa Wood commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"David/Dennis, what you're saying is both fascinating and disturbing. I can't help but wonder if the real estate crash led to the prevalent renter's mentality. It likely left some scars that make people wary of both financial and…"
Jun 11, 2013
Dennis Heidner commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"The EIA quick note does a good job covering the topic -- including that for many of the refrigerator models it can take nearly 19 years to recover the costs.  So if you are not expecting to stay in the house for more than 15 years, the payback…"
Jun 11, 2013

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Elisa Wood's Blog

Microgrid for Neighborhoods: How Soon?

Microgrids may be the future of the North American electric grid, but when will that future arrive – especially for the homeowner? A team led by Ontario utility PowerStream is trying to find out with a new test project.

“A lot of the microgrid projects that you read about are typically large projects, hundreds of kilowatts, megawatts, running a whole university, a whole hospital, a whole military base,” said Mario Bottero, co-founder and president…

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Posted on March 29, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?

It says something that Ernest Moniz chose to deliver his first public talk as US energy secretary to an energy efficiency crowd.

His appearance last week at EE Global in Washington, D.C. was a surprise of sorts. And the timing was significant. Moniz had only been confirmed as energy secretary three hours before taking the podium at the Alliance to Save Energy’s annual conference.

Why did he make the stop?

Probably not because of the size of the crowd. About 550 people…

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Posted on May 30, 2013 at 9:04am — 25 Comments

Energy efficiency and a cold marriage

We know energy efficiency can save the world, but can it save a marriage?

Leave it to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to take on that question. The agency is known for its vanguard energy research.  But it is one thing to produce papers on topics like ‘Air Bypass in Vertical Stack Water Source Heat Pumps’ and another to delve into what a cold room can do to a new marriage.

That’s  the premise behind Irreconcilable Temperatures,  a…

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Posted on December 1, 2012 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

'Energy democracy' becomes more real

Will new technologies democratize energy much the way the Internet did information?

Industry movement seems to point in that direction with the rise of the smart grid, time-of-day pricing, distributed solar, and the electric vehicle. Together these technologies offer a vision of a less centralized energy system, one where communities and households ‘vote in’ or shape the electric grid by how they decide to consume energy, a phenomenon also called the …

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Posted on October 25, 2012 at 9:10am — 4 Comments

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