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  • An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump on Clean Energy December 1, 2016
    For nearly two decades, we’ve been tracking and chronicling the transition to a clean-energy economy. While we know that we don’t see eye-to-eye with you on all of the issues, we wanted to send you the following “open letter” to update you on the clean-energy business opportunity, and what you might do as president to […]
  • Renewable Energy in US Gained 24 Percent Through First Nine Months of 2016 December 1, 2016
    The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) on Nov. 29 released electric generation statistics through the end of September 2016. Generation from geothermal, solar, and wind energy increased by 24 percent compared with the first nine months of 2015. Non-hydro renewable energy, including biomass, has made up 8.5 percent of U.S. electric generation thus far in […]
  • IRENA Announces Funding Round for Renewables in Developing Nations December 1, 2016
    The International Renewable Energy Agency and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development have opened a fifth round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries.
  • Renewable Energy in the Age of Trump: Open for Business December 1, 2016
    In the age of Trump, all sustainability programs and policies will not be equal. Proven technologies and designs will surely be easier to market to the incoming administration than environmental regulation.
  • Microgrids and the Market Capitalization of Electric Utilities December 1, 2016
    I have a plausible, yet provocative and unproven hypothesis in my newly published book, The Microgrid Revolution: Business Strategies for Next-Generation Electricity, Praeger, October 2016.
  • These Policy Solutions Can Help Unleash The Full Potential of Renewable Energy November 29, 2016
    New installed renewable energy capacity surpassed coal for the first time last year, the International Energy Agency reported recently. It means that we added more wind and solar to our global energy system than oil, gas, coal or nuclear power combined — a trend that is expected to continue over the next five years.
  • Combining Wind and Hydro — How to Ensure the Renewable Bubble Doesn’t Burst November 29, 2016
    Last year, a record-breaking 147 GW of power globally came from renewable sources. If we’re to continue this trend — especially in the light of the COP21 agreement, and recently concluded COP22 — we need to ensure renewable energy is as reliable and accessible as possible.
  • Green Bonds Now Playing a Feature Role in Climate Smart Development November 28, 2016
    The UN Paris Climate Change Agreement went into force Nov. 4 having been ratified by the required minimum number of countries accounting for 55 percent of global carbon emissions. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim deemed the day “a defining moment in human history.”
  • 5 Reasons College Students Should Join the Collegiate Wind Competition November 28, 2016
    Since 2014, passionate college students from across the country have learned the ins and outs of the wind industry by participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Collegiate Wind Competition, which challenges undergraduates to design and build a wind turbine and develop a business plan to market their project.
  • Reaching California’s Clean Energy Goals Requires Inclusive Solutions November 23, 2016
    Just over a year ago, California’s SB 350 became law and was rightly celebrated for its boldness and impact, increasing the state’s renewable energy mix to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency buildings.

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