Lisa Cohn

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

Twitter: @LisaECohn

Linkedin: LisaEllenCohn

Facebook: Energy Efficiency Markets

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On a Wing and a Prayer: Funding Microgrids for Low-Income Communities

Feb. 26, 2024
Interest in community microgrids is growing for low-income communities that want energy independence. But funding obstacles and utilities’ focus on owning microgrids are slowing...

With Bushfires, Floods and Unreliable Electricity, Australia Could Benefit from Microgrids, But Challenges Stand in the Way

Feb. 19, 2024
For remote and rural communities in Australia, extreme weather has sparked a need for resilience. A study of 25 microgrid projects reveals the challenges to microgrid deployment...