Hanukkah: A Time to Celebrate Sustainability!

When it comes to energy conservation and efficiency, Hanukkah is probably the last thing that comes to mind. However, the grand holiday known for latkes, menorahs, and Dreidel (although let’s…

Objections to Demand Response are Ludicrous

Demand response is making national news thanks to some disconcerted utilities and a New Mexico senator. Utilities, including FirstEnergy and several New England generators, are petitioning the Federal Energy Regulatory…

Consumers Unsatisfied with Musk’s D

Perhaps the launch was premature, or there was simply too much hype, but the reveal of Tesla’s D proved dissatisfying to consumers on October 9th. Much suspense arose surrounding the…

SHHH! Electric Vehicles Too Quiet

It’s a rare complaint that a vehicle is too quiet. Normally we grumble as we hear sirens go by in the middle of the night, feel the pounding bass and...

Learn to Explain the Basics of the Power Grid

If someone asked you to explain how electricity gets from the power plant to your home, would you be able to answer?  Don’t worry.  Very few people actually understand the...

Is New Jersey Backing Down from Tesla?

It looks like New Jersey’s opposition to Tesla Motors, like Governor Chris Christie’s waistline, is slimming down. The Assembly’s Consumer Affairs Committee unanimously advanced a bill on June 5th that...