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Denis founded Energy Priorities Magazine on Earth Day 2004 and hosts the radio program by the same name distributed by NPR. He has authored hundreds of cleantech articles for a variety of publications, ranging from Sustainable Industries Journal to the New York Times, and he has been interviewed by major news outlets, including FORTUNE and MSNBC. He lives in the Seattle, WA area. Follow him on Twitter: @Cleantech. Contact him here. Disclosure information.

What Your Business Gains from the Supreme Court’s FERC Decision and What To Do Next

Written February 1st, 2016 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
What Your Business Gains from the Supreme Court’s FERC Decision and What To Do Next

You might not think of your business as a wholesale power producer, but demand response is now on track to make the market for negawatts as lucrative as rooftop solar watts. Read the rest of this entry »

Paris Accord Approved at COP21

Written December 12th, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Policy, News
Paris Accord Approved at COP21
COP21 agreement approved in Paris 12/12/15 Energy Priorities

Ban Ki-Moon, Laurent Fabius, Francois Hollande

“This is a small gavel, but it is capable of great things,” said Laurent Fabius in declaring the climate accord unanimously approved.

Is the Hydropower-Dependent Northwest Ready for an Extended Version of 2015?

Written December 9th, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Policy, News
Is the Hydropower-Dependent Northwest Ready for an Extended Version of 2015?

The warm winter of 2014-15 is a dress rehearsal for 2050, a University of Washington climate scientist told utilities and conservationists in Seattle. Read the rest of this entry »

Researchers Take Scientific Exploration to the Brink in “Energy from the Edge”

Written December 4th, 2015 by
Categories: News, Renewable Energy
Researchers Take Scientific Exploration to the Brink in “Energy from the Edge”

If you think you understand the latest methods for generating sustainable energy, this episode of “Breakthrough” will be an eye-opener.

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COP21’s Architecture Matters More than the Exact Quantities of CO2

Written December 1st, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Policy, Opinion
COP21’s Architecture Matters More than the Exact Quantities of CO2

We’ve heard ad nauseum that the commitments brought to Paris yesterday won’t stop global warming, but the real goal is more farsighted and complex: Read the rest of this entry »

Crowdsourcing Successes Force Utilities to Consider their Role in a Sharing Energy Economy

Written April 28th, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, News
Crowdsourcing Successes Force Utilities to Consider their Role in a Sharing Energy Economy

This is the year of the crowd, says Jeremiah Owyang. Will a kWber emerge to disrupt the energy industry? Read the rest of this entry »

Amazon Could Revolutionize Energy Efficiency Tomorrow

Written April 21st, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Efficiency, Opinion
Amazon Could Revolutionize Energy Efficiency Tomorrow

What is it like to be the next Amazon of energy efficiency? Soon we might have to ask Amazon. Read the rest of this entry »

Energy Storage Could Curtail Gas Boom

Written April 16th, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Business, News, Renewable Energy
Energy Storage Could Curtail Gas Boom

Low-cost natural gas from fracking made us dial back our expectations about the growth of renewable energy. Energy storage technology could change that. Read the rest of this entry »

Study Reveals Surge in New Clean Tech Jobs across the US in 2014

Written March 10th, 2015 by
Categories: Energy Business, News
Study Reveals Surge in New Clean Tech Jobs across the US in 2014

United States green economy adds 47,000 new clean energy jobs, according to this study released by Environmental Entrepreneurs.

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Value Energy Efficiency Beyond Cost Savings by Distilling the “Diffuse Benefits”

Written November 12th, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Business, Energy Policy, Opinion
Value Energy Efficiency Beyond Cost Savings by Distilling the “Diffuse Benefits”

Interesting ideas emerge from studying the value of energy efficiency beyond the financial return on individual measures from utility cost savings. Read the rest of this entry »

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