Solar+Storage Offers Hope as Irma and Harvey Plunge Much of the Southeast into Darkness
September 25, 2017 by Seth Mullendore

The 2017 hurricane season is forcing many communities and states to once again focus on disaster preparedness and the critical role of resilient power during emergencies.

Energy Storage Is the Next Clean Energy Revolution
November 2, 2016 by Lewis Milford, Seth Mullendore

The next wave of America’s clean energy revolution is all about energy storage. A recent study from Massachusetts showed how states might lead the way.

Offshore Wind Power: Finally Made in the USA
August 31, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

This month, construction was completed on the nation’s first offshore wind farm, a 30 MW, five-turbine project located three miles off the Block Island shore.

Solar+Storage Makes Economic Sense for New York City’s Critical Infrastructure
July 18, 2016 by Seth Mullendore

New findings from NREL and CUNY provide more evidence that there may be a better, cleaner, and more economical way to protect residents when the next disaster strikes – solar+storage.

From Oil to Offshore Wind
June 20, 2016 by Lewis Milford

If U.S. oil companies stop drilling for more oil, as climate activists want, what would they do to keep their shareholders happy and solvent? Maybe they could repower the American electric industry with offshore wind.

A New Norquist Pledge? On Clean Energy, Get Your Facts Straight
January 4, 2012 by Lewis Milford

Grover Norquist has helped to paralyze the federal government on tax policy, and now he wants to bring gridlock to the many job-creating successes of state clean energy policy.

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?

Picking Nuclear, Picking a Winner?
May 2, 2011 by Lewis Milford

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
April 26, 2011 by Lewis Milford

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
April 20, 2011 by Lewis Milford

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.