Energy Innovation in the States: From Energy Storage to Offshore Wind

There are those who say that the U.S. needs to focus more on innovation to create new clean energy technologies, rather than relying entirely on existing technologies like solar PV and land-based wind.
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Battery Storage and Wind Energy: The Stanford Study

With renewable energy costs falling and deployment rising, and resilient power a hot topic post-Sandy, it makes sense that a wonky, non-sexy technology like energy storage has stepped out of the shadows to take center stage.

Storage and Finance: Overcoming Two Barriers to Renewable Progress

The future for wind and solar energy is bright. But in order to realize even a fraction of their enormous potential, both technologies must address two major constraints, one physical and one financial.

States Seek Resilient Power Solutions

A new report, just out from the U.S. Department of Energy, explores the vulnerability of U.S. energy systems to extreme weather events associated with climate change.

Resilient Power – A New Business Case for Clean Energy

For years, people have put solar panels on their roofs -- and states have helped fund them -- to clean up the environment. Now, after Hurricane Sandy and the real threat of more severe storms, there's another reason for solar: keeping the lights on.

Sandy’s Power Outages: We Can, And Should, Do Better

I’m looking in disbelief at images of Sandy’s destruction in New York and New Jersey. I grew up near the Jersey Shore, so this is personal. It’s bad up there: lines for rationed gasoline, homes and businesses destroyed, and millions of people still without electricity.