Top Energy Efficiency Markets Podcasts in 2014

Dec. 29, 2014
Interviews about energy efficient technologies, smart grid, and microgrids were among the top Energy Efficiency Markets Podcasts in 2014, garnering up to nearly 4,000 downloads per podcast. Among the most popular podcasts were “New Technology Helps Cut Fuel Costs, Emissions, in Trucks,” with 3,700 downloads in three months.

Interviews about energy efficient technologies, smart grid, and microgrids were among the top Energy Efficiency Markets Podcasts in 2014, garnering up to nearly 4,000 downloads per podcast.

Among the most popular podcasts were “New Technology Helps Cut Fuel Costs, Emissions, in Trucks,” with 3,700 downloads in three months.

You can check it out here: http://energyefficiencymarkets.com/new-technology-helps-cut-fuel-costs-emissions-trucks/

In this podcast, listeners learn that Maglev Energy, in partnership with University of Central Florida researchers, has developed a technology that will reduce fossil fuel use in commercial trucks, potentially saving fleet owners more than $2 million a year and reducing carbon emissions.

Jon Harms, president and CEO of Maglev, explains the technology.

Another popular podcast, “Do Smart Meters Provide Criminals with a Route into Homes,” was downloaded 3,037 times over a 3-month period. You can listen here: http://energyefficiencymarkets.com/smart-meters-provide-route-attacks-homeowners/

Homeowner privacy is a hot topic in the smart grid world, and in this podcast,Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at Trend Micro, says that smart meters can give criminals a route into people’s homes. In fact, it’s already happening. While the frequency of incidents in small now, it’s expected to increase. He explains in this podcast what needs to be done to prevent the problem.

Also popular were podcasts about microgrids, including this interview about microgrids for homes:

http://energyefficiencymarkets.com/microgrid-homes-solar-plus-storage/

While we’ve all heard about microgrids  in the commercial and industrial world, microgrids for homes are less common.  Bill Southworth, CEO of Elecyr, describes a residential microgrid system in this podcast–and how it might boost California’s efforts to require net-zero homes by 2020.

A related topic–distributed energy–attracted many listeners, as well. This interview about the booming market for off-grid energy in urban areas caught our listeners’ attention:

http://energyefficiencymarkets.com/booming-market-grid-energy-urban-areas/

In short, our listeners want to know what’s new and what’s hot in the energy efficiency market.

If you’re a listener who’d like to pitch a story, email [email protected]. If you’re a company that would like to sponsor one of our popular podcasts–meaning you’d get a voice-over ad in the beginning of the interview — email [email protected].

And thanks for listening!

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

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.

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