Saving Energy & Eating Better

Elisa Woodwww.RealEnergyWriters.comThe US consumer wants food to be fresh, local and organic. But that means larger grocery bills in an economy where most people need them to be smaller....more

Can energy efficiency save a marriage?

Elisa Woodwww.RealEnergyWriters.com 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....more
Amusing. Love the part where you can see his breath and he still doesn't get that she has a ...more

How we use and save energy

When I picked up a gallon of milk at the store today, I looked at it in a new way. I was buying energy. This insight came courtesy of the US Energy Information Administration‘s recent ‘Today in Energy’ article about industrial energy consumption....more

Why isn't the Deep South green? Or is it?

Everyone is seeking the elusive killer app that will revolutionize energy. Most expect it to be a high tech gadget, or new form of generation or a way to finally store mass quantities of electricity. Not anthropologist Susan Mazur-Stommen. She’s looking in a completely different place: inside our heads, or more specifically inside the heads of those who live in the Deep South....more

Energy Efficiency without trying (and with)

By Elisa Wood  John Lennon wrote that life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.  Apparently, the same is true of energy efficiency. Energy savings happen when we’re busy doing other things – Internet-based things specifically.  We use email, bank online and download music not to save energy, but to make life easier and more interesting.  Energy efficiency is a happy byproduct. ...more