Efficient Truck Technology Podcast Attracts Record Number of Listeners

Aug. 15, 2014
An efficient truck technology podcast attracted record numbers of listeners to Energy Efficiency Markets podcast. Also popular was a podcast about how smart grids may give criminals information that allows them to break into homes. Email us your ideas and maybe your idea will be the next record breaker!

It’s hard to predict what will attract the largest numbers of listeners to our popular Energy Efficiency Markets Podcast.

In fact, this month yielded a big surprise.

A podcast about a new technology developed by Maglev Energy and University of Central Florida researchers broke our record for garnering the most listeners. The podcast was about 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. 

You can listen here:


While we were surprised by the popularity of this podcast, we do know that certain topics appeal to our listeners. Breakthrough technologies that save large amounts of energy and podcasts about hot topics in the news are among them. For example, our podcast, “Do Smart Meters Provide Criminals with a Route into Homes?” was also very popular:


Also garnering many listeners was the podcast, “Fuel Cells for Microgrid, Off-Grid Applications,” which you can listen to here:


Please join the conversation! Send your podcast ideas to [email protected]–and maybe your idea will be the next record-breaker!

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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