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Doug Young - February 16, 2015

Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker BYD Seeks Jump Start with Asset Sale

Struggling electric car maker BYD (HKEx: 1211; Shenzhen: 002594) is starting to look a bit desperate, announcing a major asset sale just days after it received approval for a stalled...

Doug Young - February 13, 2015

China Solar Finance Entices, Frustrates Plant Builders

Two solar energy news items are showing both the attraction and also the frustration that developers are feeling as they try to build new clean-energy power plants to help China wean...

Sarah Lozanova - February 12, 2015

A Glimpse Inside a Super Energy-Efficient Home

One year ago, my family joined Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage in Midcoast Maine and moved into a high performance house, with triple-pane windows and doors, large south-facing windows,...

Maria Blais Costello - February 12, 2015

Financing Residential Solar PV: What's the Best Choice?

The number of residential solar PV installations has increased rapidly in recent years, due in part to the emergence of financial products that give homeowners the ability to spread...

Tom DeRosa - February 11, 2015

Nuclear: Is It Clean and Green?

Nuclear energy has been, and still is, a vital part of the current U.S. energy picture. It has provided a steady baseload energy source for decades, and this may continue - it is projected...

John Farrell - February 11, 2015

Solar Power Can Spark a New Energy Economy

I spent three days last fall with some of the biggest minds behind the “new economy” movement, noting how their core theme — economic democracy — is hand in hand with ILSR’s work on...

Rhone Resch - February 10, 2015

Utility-Scale Projects Helping to Power Solar Growth

In a new report, the Department of Energy (DOE) has highlighted the success of the Loan Programs Office’s solar projects, saying that since it financed its first five utility-scale...

Jesse Broehl - February 09, 2015

Intellectual Property Battles Roil the Wind Power Industry

Wind turbine vendors vigorously pursue intellectual property (IP) advantages in technology and ruthlessly defend them to maintain an edge over their competitors.  The 2010 clash between...

UnThink Solar - February 06, 2015

Solar Marketing + Consistency = Success/Time

The title of this post is not a mathematical or even a data formula, so let me define it with a full sentence so that it’s clear: Solar marketing with consistency will bring success...

John Farrell - February 05, 2015

Big, Expensive Power Plants Undermine a Clean Energy Future

With the rich history of cost overruns in the nuclear industry, Xcel Energy and Minnesota regulators shouldn’t have been surprised when the retrofit cost for the Monticello nuclear...

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