Inch by Inch – Closing the Divide
It was a year ago that we wrote in this column about the stifling effect of operating in silos. Our particular focus was (and still is) on the unfortunate split between the renewable energy and energy efficiency options which crops up in all sorts of ways – as separate organizations, government project and policy programs, conferences and consumer marketing campaigns. We thought that now would be a good time to take a look at how IREC is doing in closing the divide between renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Stuck in Silos
We operate in silos and it’s confining. The clean energy landscape consists of many separate corridors pigeonholing energy efficiency from renewable energy, solar from wind and even solar from solar. The result is splits not only among technologies but also with policies, government programs, codes, training, and even conferences. It is not unusual that energy...