Entries by Clean Energy Group

Turning Climate Tech Transfer on its Head

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.

Picking Nuclear, Picking a Winner?

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.

Picking Winners or Losers

Recently, some members of Congress criticized Energy Secretary Chu for “picking winners’ through his research and development programs like ARPA-E.

The Weakest Link in the Nuclear Chain

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.

Open Those Energy Innovation Doors

Most of the discussion about the recently released Kerr-Lieberman climate bill is missing a key element — how to do real energy technology innovation.