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Meg Cichon - January 18, 2012

Geothermal Heating Up in Nevada Despite Frigid Industry Climate

Amidst a year of frustrating inactivity in the geothermal industry, many are holding hope for a brighter 2012. The industry holds more than 700 MW of projects in its pipeline to be...

Rakesh Radhakrishnan - December 22, 2011

Financial Trends: Evaluating Investments in Advanced Biofuels Projects in the U.S.

The recent passage of Renewable Fuel Standards 2 (RFS2) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has increased interest in deploying advanced biofuels projects, including biomass-based...

Leslie Blodgett - December 21, 2011

Geothermal Outlook 2012: Despite Difficulties, Industry Will Forge Ahead

The U.S. geothermal market adds new projects to its development pipeline each year and 2012 will be no different. The industry will enter January with up to billions of dollars in planned...

Meg Cichon - December 20, 2011

Can We Achieve a "Smart Home" Future?

The concept of the smart grid continues to mystify both utilities and consumers alike. Is it cost-effective? What is the best method for deployment? Is the public ready for it? Do we...

Jennifer Runyon - December 20, 2011

Hydropower Outlook 2012: Continued Large-scale Development in North America

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) develops an outlook for international energy markets every year. The most recent report, the International Energy Outlook 2011 (IEO2011),...

Jennifer Runyon - December 19, 2011

Editor's Letter: What Will The Future Hold?

Listening to a recent roundtable discussion among American utility executives, I was surprised to learn that most of them factor in the price of carbon when accounting for future energy...

- December 16, 2011

Let's Spend Our Energy Developing an Energy Policy

As a nation, we are spending way too much energy arguing about energy. With all the energy-related debates going on today about everything from environmental regulations to the role...

Steve Leone - December 16, 2011

Worlds Apart: The Growing Complexity Behind the Solar Trade Dispute

On one side is the camp that says we must ride cheap solar panels all the way to grid parity. On the other side are those who contend such an approach will only hand China the keys...

Jennifer Runyon - December 16, 2011

CPV Outlook 2012: The Only Way to Go is Up

The third quarter of 2011 was the concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) industry's best one yet, say analysts. Four MW of the technology, spread out over three projects, were installed mostly...

Steve Leone - December 15, 2011

CSP Outlook 2012: Forging New Partnerships

While the technology behind concentrating solar power (CSP) moves ahead incrementally, it's the partnerships that the industry builds that will likely lead to the biggest gains over...

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