Denis Du Bois serves as Editor and Producer of Energy Priorities. He also writes the Energy Blog at the Seattle Post- Intelligencer, and hosts public radio specials about sustainable energy. He started writing professionally in 1984, and later served as Managing Editor of a monthly technical journal. Denis has organized events on efficiency, renewable energy, the smart grid, biofuels and green buildings, for audiences of 150 to 400 executives. He lives in the Seattle area. He and his wife enjoy active weekends at their off-grid solar getaway in the Cascade Range.Denis Du Bois, Editor and founder of Energy Priorities magazine.
Welcome to Energy Priorities. I started this magazine in 2004 as a resource for businesses. I encountered executives who were — like you, like myself — increasingly conscious of our energy use and its impact on the environment, society, and our competitiveness.Separating energy fact from science fiction is challenging for non-technical people. They want objective information, but at that time there were few online resources related to commercial power use, and no energy blogs at all. Mainstream magazines, such as Fortune and BusinessWeek, rarely touched the subject.
Energy Priorities filled that gap. I launched the first energy blog, then expanded that into an online magazine. Later we added podcasts, which evolved into public radio programming and gained distribution through NPR to hundreds of stations nationwide. Today we offer exclusive programs, articles, case studies and interviews for a business audience. We differentiate available products from future technologies, and focus as much on the financial justification as on the soft benefits.
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