Sustainability News & Insights

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October 15, 2014

Do it for me!

As I write this, we’re wrapping up the analysis of our new Energy Pulse 2014 report. In a recent conversation about the results, I noted...

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October 1, 2014

Simple but not easy

My role, as usual, was to give the American consumer perspective and answer the question, “How do we market this energy-conserving and/or...

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April 24, 2014

The politics of Earth Day

Each April, I look forward to the product launches, promotional campaigns and environmental press coverage sparked by Earth Day. While we...

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March 20, 2014

Playing the Game: J.D. Power and Utilities

Customer satisfaction is a nebulous concept. And it’s particularly challenging for a sector that doesn’t exactly “feel the love”...

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December 4, 2013

Convincing Americans that “it’s worth it”

According to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, utilities spent $6.9 billion in 2012 on rebate programs – all designed to nudge Americans to...

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February 7, 2013

Technology isn’t the answer to sustainability issues.

We tend to look to technology as a sort of savior. But it wasn't that long ago that, for the majority, videoconferencing and email didn’t...