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.
How can the world finance a massive scale up of clean energy technologies?
On November 17th, several groups hosted an important conference on energy innovation in Washington, DC.
Another storm and millions lose power. It’s a familiar story, in this era of more severe and unusual weather events.
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.
Recently, the US government lost a few hundred million dollars on a new investment in a failed technology. But no one seemed to notice.
Supermarkets are turning out to be an important early market for stationary fuel cells.
The recent debt ceiling deal announced this week means two things for clean energy. One, forget Washington as a source of significant new funding and programs for a long time. Two, look once again to the states to keep momentum on clean energy alive.
It is hard to imagine a new angle on the beleaguered Cape Wind project. Everything from its rich opponents, to the Kennedys, to the local Indian tribes has been the subject of endless news stories.
The tornadoes in the South and Midwest this spring, the recent unprecedented fires in the Southwest and the floods across the country once again showed how fragile our electric grid is and how dependent we are on it for our basic services.