Barbara Vergetis Lundin

Biography for Barbara Vergetis Lundin

Barbara L. Vergetis Lundin is the Editor of FierceMarkets' Energy Group, encompassing FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid. Barb has spent the better part of two decades covering the energy industry - first as Editor of Trade Press Publishing's Energy Decisions magazine, then as Web Editor and Analyst for Financial Times Energy's Energy Insight, and most recently as a contributor to various print and online energy industry publications. Barb is based in West Bend, Wisconsin where she lives with her husband, two sons and a Chinese Shar Pei. When not working, Barb enjoys walking dogs at the Washington County Humane Society with her boys, spending time at her kids' school and traveling with her family. She can be reached at

Articles by Barbara Vergetis Lundin

Renewable energy job growth defies energy sector trends

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry -- up five percent from last year, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Pacific Gas and Electric opens largest EV charging install in CA

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is taking the reins when it comes to encouraging its employees to consider electric vehicles (EV). The utility is continuing its industry leading efforts in the electric vehicle space by opening the largest, single-building EV charging installation in California.

Chain Reaction creates innovative incubator for transformative energy tech

To meet the challenge of developing transformative energy technologies and cleaner manufacturing processes and new materials the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Argonne National Laboratory have launched a new innovation accelerator program for science and energy entrepreneurs called Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI).

Fun apps driving smart home interest, but playing together is key

The smart home market holds the possibility of being a game-changer with a world of promises made by HomeKit, Nest, Vivint, Philips and others. But bridging the gap in satisfaction between device and continued use through applications -- and getting them to all play together -- has been difficult.

Frequency response to the grid in under one second (it's true)

National Grid UK and RES (Renewable Energy Systems) are working on the first battery storage systems to provide a dynamic frequency response to the grid within one second of the detection of a frequency deviation.

Duke Energy taking advantage of swine waste

North Carolina is the only state with a carve-out for swine waste in its Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard. And Duke Energy is taking advantage of that with its second swine waste-to-power project in the state.

It's good to be a cybersecurity startup right about now

With the rapid adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in products ranging from connected cars to industrial workplaces, the need to secure cyberphysical assets is growing. 

SunPower leads in more than just solar panels (hint: it's in the water)

The Middle East, Caribbean, and Oceania account for 283 billion cubic meters of freshwater demand, and solar- and wave-powered desalination can be the low-cost solution, according to Lux Research.

Increased regulation key to safe, efficient buildings

During the past five years, the number of energy-efficiency policies around the world has continued to increase; however, while policies vary by region and country, and with more developed nations taking more stringent approaches, a lack of enforcement remains a significant barrier to implementation in many places, according to Navigant Research.

U.S. smart city leader potential trumped by Asia Pacific

Global unit shipments of smart city devices -- internet-connected devices used in smart city projects -- will increase from 115.4 million in 2015 to 1.2 billion in 2025, according to IHS Inc.