For more than ten years, Heslin Rothenberg’s Clean Energy Patent Growth Index has been reliably tracking green technology patent grants. The CEPGI consistently provides interesting data, which often put solid numbers behind the trends those of us in this field see, hear anecdotally, or just intuitively know. (more…)
Climate change received scant attention in the election campaign. But with public concern about global warming growing in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, President Obama has an unprecedented opportunity to take bold action on climate and clean energy.
As President Barack Obama interprets what the (more…)
One of solar’s many benefits is that it can deliver power when and where it’s needed most. At scale, that means solar reduces the need for expensive peak power generation, decreases electricity losses in transmission and distribution systems, and lessens the strain on the grid – good cost-saving measures for all ratepayers, not just those who have gone (more…)
If the notion “he who lives by the subsidy dies by the subsidy” is true, then oil, gas and nuclear companies must be dying a thousand deaths.
“A Sad Green Story,” the recent New York Times article by David Brooks, is way off the mark with where we need to go as a country and as an entire planet. Now is not the time to malign investments in (more…)
You know that phrase, “One good thing leads to another?” Well, it couldn’t ring more true than in the solar industry. This week, we serve you stories in which good attitudes toward solar have sparked (you guessed it) lots of actual solar installed.
The world has changed considerably in recent times, whether you are a consumer, solo entrepreneur or a business owner. While not all of the individual changes that have unfolded during this time have been favorable, the majority have improved the efficiency with which tasks are completed and the subsequent distribution of energy. (more…)
While all eyes may be rested on the gubernatorial races, there remains incredible solar growth and innovation in states and cities across the US. Local solar is driving the movement, so here are a few recent developments that add new meaning to the phrase “Think Globally, Act Locally.” (more…)
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Doug Koplow, energy subsidy expert extrordinaire and founder of EarthTrack.net, for a webinar to help us all better understand how exactly fossil fuels are subsidized.
In the hyperbole and questionable headlines of an election year, some facts and figures are refreshing. (more…)
Eric Isaacs, director of Argonne National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research center in the American midwest, talks about alternative energy solutions. He emphasizes the research on how to improve energy storage, particularly lithium-based battery technology.
“Twenty years ago we had some great innovations (more…)