Green Reading This Week: On Energy Efficiency, Alternative Energy, Natural Gas, Carbon and Green Shopping

I haven’t been able to post for a while due to a busy time over here. We just wrapped up our annual EnergySMART conference, so I now have a long reading list for you this week:

Energy Efficiency

5 Components of a Virtuous Cycle for Energy Efficiency - GreenBiz
EDF Climate Corps does great work with Fortune 500 organizations around energy efficiency – two of my friends and colleagues were in the Climate Corp program during their MBAs. Here they share some of what they’ve learned through working with hundreds of organizations on energy efficiency.

How to measure the ROI of LEED - GreenBiz
It’s a topic I spend a lot of time on. What metrics, benchmarks and standards make the most sense for businesses deciding on how to spend their energy efficiency dollars?

Demand Response: Green Energy’s Gateway Drug – Forbes
This one is a little self-serving, but Forbes had a great write-up on EnerNOC’s strategy to move from demand response to broader energy management with our customers. It was amazing this past week to see how strategic and innovative our customers are being in energy management.

Alternative Energy

BigBelly Solar Builds Better Trash Bins with Big Data – Forbes
Bringing solar and big data to your local trash can. Proof that even the simplest businesses can benefit from big data.

AT&T Becomes Bloom Energy’s Largest Corporate Customer – Environmental Leader
AT&T expands their contract with Bloom, installing Bloom Boxes in 28 sites.

Natural Gas and Oil

Gas Prices: How Low Can they Go? -The Great Energy Challenge Blog at National Geographic
I just found this blog and can’t wait to dig into more great content like this.

A Check-Up for Natural Gas in New York - New York Times
New York State is reviewing health and environmental concerns around fracking.

Carbon Tax

Coal Fired Australia, Buffeted by Climate Change, Enacts Carbon Tax-The Great Energy Challenge Blog at National Geographic
Australia is one of the most vulnerable places to climate change with one of the most carbon-heavy economies. They put in place a carbon tax this summer to start addressing it. What a great test-case for wider adoption of a price on carbon in the rest of the world.

Environmentally Friendly Shopping

Amazon Starts a Shopping Site for the Environmental Crowd – New York Times Bits Blog
I missed this one a week or two back – vine.com now sells only environmentally friendly products from companies like Burts Bees and Method. environmentally friendly shopping

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