Renewable Energy

Solar’s Future Is Bright in 2016 and Beyond

Written January 22nd, 2016 by
Categories: Energy Business, Opinion, Renewable Energy
Solar’s Future Is Bright in 2016 and Beyond

In 2015, consumers and government leaders demanded cleaner, cheaper energy. The solar industry has heard you and we’re delivering.  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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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 »

Greenbuild Exhibitors Are Pulling the Plug To Demonstrate Net Zero Energy

Written October 22nd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Green Building, News, Renewable Energy

NZ pavilion (emerge)IMG_6719In the Net Zero Zone at Greenbuild 2014, exhibitors will demonstrate a solar-powered microgrid by disconnecting from the energy utility. Read the rest of this entry »

Wind Energy Incentive is up for Renewal amid Swirling Debate

Written November 13th, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Policy, Opinion, Renewable Energy
Wind Energy Incentive is up for Renewal  amid Swirling Debate

Another year has passed and Congress is once again trying to decide whether to extend the wind energy Production Tax Credit beyond January 1, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

DOE Picks at Power Administration Suggest Greater Emphasis on Demand-Side Management

Written May 22nd, 2013 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, News, Renewable Energy
DOE Picks at Power Administration Suggest Greater Emphasis on Demand-Side Management

The U.S. Department of Energy has named two executives in key roles at Bonneville Power Administration where they could usher in a new focus on energy efficiency and demand response.
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Cleantech Open Announces 2012 Finalists

Written October 11th, 2012 by
Categories: Energy Business, Green Building, News, Renewable Energy
Cleantech Open Announces 2012 Finalists

If the cleantech sector has an Academy Awards, the Cleantech Open is it. Cleantech startups from around North America are gathering this week to learn which lucky teams will represent their regions in the national Cleantech Open business competition in November, 2012. Denis DuBois attended the Pacific Northwest region’s judging and awards party in Portland, Oregon, to get a taste of the action. Read the rest of this entry »

In Climate of Cheap Gas, Forecast for Renewable Energy Finance is Cloudy

Written April 27th, 2012 by
Categories: Energy Business, Opinion, Renewable Energy
In Climate of Cheap Gas, Forecast for Renewable Energy Finance is Cloudy

Cost parity with fossil fuels has long been the holy grail of the renewable energy industry. When shale exploration in the United States began producing abundant natural gas, prices began falling and didn’t pull the rip cord before hitting ten-year lows.

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Roosters of the Apocalypse (book review)

Written April 3rd, 2012 by
Categories: Energy Policy, Opinion, Renewable Energy
Roosters of the Apocalypse (book review)

The Heartland Institute is distributing a handbook for deniers of global warming. Spoiler alert: The book’s message is to dismantle the EPA.

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Consumer Behavior and City Efforts toward Solar

Written February 2nd, 2012 by
Categories: News, Renewable Energy
Consumer Behavior and City Efforts toward Solar

From the consumer level on up to the city scale, solar power is expanding its share of electricity production. How can that be accelerated? A report finds a “peer effect” among consumers who install solar. And the U.S. Department of Energy publishes case studies of cities’ efforts to increase solar adoption.

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