Archive for year: 2011
|The Growing Pains of Distributed Wind
December 11, 2011 by Elizabeth Rubado
The small and mid-scale wind industry is in a unique place in its development: it’s past the stage of an emerging market, but not-yet-fully fledged. And as many states have been discovering, this phase of the industry is full of growing pains.
|Clean Energy Scale Up: Do It Like We Did Bridges and Roads
December 5, 2011 by Lewis Milford
How can the world finance a massive scale up of clean energy technologies?
|Energy Innovation – All the Angles
November 11, 2011 by Lewis Milford
On November 17th, several groups hosted an important conference on energy innovation in Washington, DC.
|Power Outages and Natural Disasters: Which Ones are Avoidable?
November 2, 2011 by Val Stori
Another storm and millions lose power. It’s a familiar story, in this era of more severe and unusual weather events.
|Crowd Sourcing Climate Tech—Where is DOE?
October 17, 2011 by
Why is it that the Defense Department is more innovative than the Department of Energy on technology development?
|State Support for Clean Energy Jobs: A Way to Avoid Congressional Gridlock and Unlock the Job Creation Engine
September 13, 2011 by Lewis Milford
Obama should look to states for clean energy jobs as a way to avoid Congressional gridlock and controversies, and unlock the job creation engine at the local level.
|Solyndra, Solar Panels and Supersonic Planes: What’s the Difference if One Fails?
September 6, 2011 by Lewis Milford
Recently, the US government lost a few hundred million dollars on a new investment in a failed technology. But no one seemed to notice.
|States Take the Lead in Supporting Marine Energy Technology
August 18, 2011 by Jessica Morey
On Monday, August 15th, representatives from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, UMass Dartmouth, Massachusetts senate and the New England Marine Renewable Energy Center, marked the completion of the state’s first in-ocean tidal turbine test.
|Group Buying the New Thing in Residential Solar – and Beyond?
August 17, 2011 by Anne Margolis
Last year, CESA gave Energy Trust of Oregon a 2010 State Leadership in Clean Energy (or SLICE) Award for its Solarize Portland program.
|Fuel Cells for Supermarkets
August 12, 2011 by Warren Leon
Supermarkets are turning out to be an important early market for stationary fuel cells.