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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Microgrid-Powered ‘LawBox’ Helps Ugandan Town’s Residents Settle Cow, Contract, Boundary and Other Disputes

June 10, 2024
While most people view basic needs as food, shelter and water, access to legal services is also important. An off-grid solar microgrid in Uganda is helping residents of a village...
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Net Energy Metering Changes Could Aid the Microgrid Industry, but Some Argue for a Better Way to Encourage DER Deployment

June 3, 2024
Some argue that to really make the most of distributed energy resources (DER) and microgrids, the utility and regulatory models need to undergo sweeping changes and move away ...