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May 2021

Climate change and social and environmental injustice is inspiring all of us to become better energy citizens. But is our industry ready to take on the difficult work of centering communities?

May 2021

What workforce barriers do marginalized communities face when contributing to a clean energy future? In this week’s blog, ILLUME Principal, Eileen Hannigan explains why workforce development is not just about energy jobs, but energy agency.

May 2021

ILLUME is looking for a leader, driven to help us expand on our core mission: equitably transform the energy industry to the benefit of all communities through incisive research. If you are passionate about equity, and interested in helping the clean energy industry transform through empathic research and rigorous data science, this job is for you.

May 2021

In this new era of energy equity, utilities and program administrators have a generational opportunity to adopt a holistic approach that takes on energy affordability as a symptom of a larger condition.

April 2021

Join ILLUME Vice President, Laura Schauer and Senior Managing Consultant, Pace Goodman as they facilitate this session on Innovations in EM&V as part of AESP’s Spring Training Series.

April 2021

As a leader in the utility research space, ILLUME’s Laura Schauer is one of the expert voices featured in this white paper for Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, “Improving the Customer Experience in the Utilities Industry.”

April 2021

What happens when we reject monolithic thinking, and listen to customers’ lived experiences to find out what matters most to them? Read more in our case study of nonparticipation in Massachusetts.

April 2021

ILLUME Principal, Jes Rivas will discuss innovations in data collection as well as practical and ethical considerations to collecting data against the backdrop of the pandemic in the upcoming AESP webinar, Data Collection: New challenges and emerging opportunities. April 15, 2021 at 1pm ET.

April 2021

As automobile manufacturers prepare for an all-electric future, we can’t help but ask the question: is the U.S. supply chain positioned to meet our EV needs? This week we revisit the role of mining and batteries in transportation applications.

April 2021

Join ILLUME Director, Dr. Liz Kelley and Senior Analyst, Emily Morris as they discuss best practices in health and energy programs to help us answer the question: How are utilities and program administrators thinking about and exploring the health and energy nexus?

March 2021

Phoenix Mayor, Kate Gallego Headlines ILLUME Webinar on Climate Resiliency

March 2021

In the Spring 2021 issue of Vistage Magazine, ILLUME Founder and Co-Owner, Anne Dougherty, discusses how ILLUME created psychological safety and flexibility for its employees to navigate the pandemic.

March 2021

In the last 100 years the energy industry has seen limitless technological advances ranging from the electrification of the automobile, to balancing the grid by controlling home thermostats, to mastering the elusiveness of battery storage. But did you know that it is going to take at least 100 years just to achieve gender parity around the world?

March 2021

Blog: Indoor Air Quality Technologies: Disentangling Performance from Hype

February 2021

ILLUME led research to evaluate and understand the market impact of National Grid’s EV charging incentive program in 2020.

February 2021

Our latest episode of Current: An Energy Podcast is out now! Listen in as Anne Dougherty interviews members of Tucson’s Commission on Climate, Energy, and Sustainability.

February 2021

Hear from ILLUME Founders Anne Dougherty and Sara Conzemius about what’s to come for the industry in 2021.

February 2021

We are still hiring! ILLUME is a values-driven company, committed to building an environment that encourages our team to flourish professionally while still pursuing their many passions at home and in their communities.

January 2021

What is in store for the energy industry in 2021? Join ILLUME Co-Founders Anne Dougherty and Sara Conzemius as they reflect on the lessons of 2020 while they chart ILLUME’s course for 2021. Packed with insights from start to finish, this podcast is a must-listen for those reading the tea leaves as a new federal administration comes into office.

January 2021

As a new administration brings coherence to the electric vehicle (EV) landscape, it’s clear that American automakers and suppliers will benefit from clarity around future EV investments. But what about customers and site hosts? Are there persistent barriers we need to unearth?

January 2021

ILLUME’s Dr. Alex Dunn will discuss recent trends in survey research, focusing on important issues and implications to consider when scoping surveys and the elements of best practice. Presented by IEPEC.

January 2021

ILLUME Founder and Co-Owner Sara Conzemius sits down for an interview with Madison Magazine to talk clean energy and the ways that green jobs can help restart the economy.

November 2020

We are hiring! ILLUME is a values-driven company, committed to building an environment that encourages our team to flourish professionally while still pursuing their many passions at home and in their communities. Our efforts were most recently recognized by Ivy Exec who ranked ILLUME as the #2 Best Boutique Consulting Firm to Work For and ranked ILLUME the #1 firm for Culture, Money, and Leadership.

November 2020

We at ILLUME recognize that today is an anxious day with so much left unsettled in the U.S. presidential election. In the spirit of looking forward, we ask you to join us in imagining our path forward as a community committed to building a clean energy future. In this article, The Next Four Years, Energy and our Work as Citizens, we explore our future under the two potential outcomes as we preview ILLUME’s third magazine, “Energy Citizenship”.

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