Blog posts with the tag: "Energy"

Wednesday 2 April 2014

I saw an interesting guest blog on Steve Blank’s blog by Henry Chesbrough who developed the idea of Open Innovation which is relevant to the discussion of innovation in the energy sector.  It was comparing start-ups to established companies and defined the difference like this:   A startup is a temporary organization in search of…

Thursday 30 January 2014

I recently attended a very thought provoking meeting at the International Energy Agency looking at the multiple benefits of industrial energy efficiency, a topic that I have written about before both in the blog and in my book.  Interest in making sure all the benefits from energy efficiency are evaluated at the investment decision point…

Monday 20 January 2014

The acquisition of Nest by Google for $3.2 billion only three years after being founded made the specialist cleantech press and even the mainstream press last week.  Nest, is the developer of the Nest thermostat, a product that changed the thermostat market by being the first thermostat to be “cool” and one of the products…

Monday 18 November 2013

Most corporate energy management programmes operate on an investment criteria of two to three years.  Yet energy supply investments typically are made on much longer payback periods, typically seven to ten years.  This fundamental mis-match is one of the reasons we have over investment in energy supply and under-investment in energy demand reduction.  If we…

Monday 30 September 2013

Improving energy efficiency suffers from being “worthy” and one of those things we should do for our own good, as well as being desperately dull to most people. We pass regulations to enforce efficiency standards and we put complex regulatory schemes in place to make companies, and individuals, do things they don’t do without the…

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