For most of recorded history, we have enjoyed an abundance of energy sources. As a result, we haven’t been forced to think much about using energy efficiently. We no longer have that luxury. Although we still have plenty of energy sources, it’s becoming increasingly clear that our environment has a limited capacity for absorbing the harmful byproducts of our energy-intensive economies.
This episode features a conversation with Elena Cahill, author of Power Economics: An Executives Guide to Energy Efficiency, Conservation and Generation Strategies. Elena is an attorney, educator, business executive, investor and entrepreneur. She's a respected energy industry consultant with decades of hands-on experience, and her perspectives reflect many years of practical work in the field.
Elena has a down-to-earth approach to energy economics and decarbonization. "Energy efficiency is more of a journey than a battle. It starts with small steps, taken at the local and state levels. It is a matter of identifying and then practicing good habits in our daily lives, at home and at work," she writes.
I always enjoy my conversations with Elena, and I hope you find this episode interesting, useful and inspiring.