Category: Renewable Energy

Distributed renewable energy generation is a path to having predictable energy costs and reducing carbon emissions.

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.

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.

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. (Includes a complete list of 2012 national finalists.) Continue reading

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

Cascadia Capital CEO Michael Butler knows renewable energy finance. His investment banking firm has been a key player in some of the clean technology sector’s most significant transactions. His forecast for renewable energy is “near term cloudy.” The rush of investments into natural gas is siphoning capital that would have gone into the renewable energy sector. Renewable energy is a viable industry long term, it’s just going to take longer than we all hoped. Continue reading