In January 2019, Logan Jacobson began working as a content manager with E Source. Previously, she researched energy-efficient technologies ranging from clothes dryers to dairy barn cooling systems. Her backgrounds in math, physics, and electronics helped her explore how technologies save energy and identify trends in energy-consumption data. She holds a BS from Beloit College, which she credits for her interdisciplinary passion for the art of communicating technical ideas.

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Refrigerating COVID-19 vaccines with ultralow temperature freezers

Spencer Sator, Logan Jacobson
March 1, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines need to be stored in ultralow temperature freezers, which consume a lot of energy. What can utilities do to minimize how much energy these freezers use? In this report we explain the technology, efficient options, equipment cost estimates, and utility programs.

YouTube and the Water-Energy Nexus

Logan Jacobson
March 17, 2017

An amateur chef on YouTube treats water as though it's free, but what does it actually cost? People in the energy industry have trouble justifying measures that would address the water-energy nexus because our society fails to appreciate the true value of water.

Why Energy Utilities Should Care About Water

Logan Jacobson
December 29, 2016

Because of the link between energy and water use, encouraging water efficiency could lead to profound energy savings, but very few energy utilities actively promote water conservation. Luckily, energy utilities can target inefficiencies in specific stages of water use to reduce energy waste.

Two Ways to Get Your Technology Fix

Logan Jacobson
July 27, 2016

Jonesing for some tech talk? Learn about some of our favorite new technologies and trends we're tracking by tuning in to our August Tech Roundup web conference and joining our technology roundtables session at the 2016 E Source Forum this fall. You'll get your tech fix and meet your tribe!

The Joneses Are Going Electric with the Tesla Model 3

Logan Jacobson
April 18, 2016

With 280,000 people preordering Tesla’s Model 3, electric vehicles might become mainstream in 2017. Tesla, Nissan, and Chevy will all release vehicles with 200 miles of range for $35,000 or less—providing enough range at a low enough price to make going electric tempting for almost anyone.