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.
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About Clean Energy Group
Samantha serves as a Research and Communications Specialist for Clean Energy Group and Clean Energy States Alliance. She assists on communications and research. She also coordinates social media and serves as the webmaster for both organizations. Samantha previously worked as an administrator at Fairewinds Energy Education, a nuclear safety advocacy non-profit in Burlington, Vermont. She has also worked as a research assistant in the environmental studies department at Brown University, where she researched fisheries projects in West Africa and compiled historic climate and fisheries data from southern New England. Samantha graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in French.
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Few clean energy technologies have seen sharper swings in their perceived appeal and popularity than fuel cells.
The latest Google foray into clean energy could hold lessons for many other companies interested in clean energy investment.
The Administration rightly has asked for increased funding for the DOE venture like funding of ARPA-E- though the House budget decreases ARPA-E funding.
For the last decade, clean energy projects like wind, solar, and biomass have proliferated across the United States.
This week we released a new report on global climate innovation – the lessons learned from global innovation initiatives in other areas to create new directions for climate technology innovation, especially in developing countries.
In my recent post, I tried to counter the myth that the government should not be in the business of “picking winners,” a charge leveled against some recent Obama Administration energy proposals.
Recently, some members of Congress criticized Energy Secretary Chu for “picking winners’ through his research and development programs like ARPA-E.
The reason the damaged nuclear plants in Japan could not retain power to cool the reactors or the spent fuel rods in holding tanks after the tsunami in March was because the backup power systems failed.
I think it might, and that is why we are starting one at Clean Energy Group.
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