Bioenergy Opinion & Commentary

Owen Reynolds - May 05, 2015

Why Fracking May Support Renewables

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is shunned by the environmentalists that laud renewable energy sources. However, by not supporting both initiatives, they may be working at cross...

Tom Konrad - May 04, 2015

Value Trapped: Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2015, April Update

My Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2015 model portfolio held on to first quarter gains in April, despite a 29 percent fall for one of the stocks. (For details on that decline, see the Power...

Dick Munson - April 29, 2015

A Two-in-One Energy Solution: Capturing Waste Heat for Electricity

In Dublin, Ohio, the Community Recreation Center decided to reduce its energy waste. Rather than rely on an electric utility to burn more coal or natural gas to provide electricity,...

- April 24, 2015

Egypt’s Renewable FiT Program Gains Traction

The Government of Egypt has said that it must invest US$12 billion in the electricity sector over the next five years in order to meet that country’s urgent electricity demands — and...

Michael Panfil - April 20, 2015

Experts Agree: We Can Preserve Electric Reliability and Protect Public Health Under Clean Power Plan

Last June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first ever national carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. Fossil fuel-fired power plants account for...

Peter Sherry - April 16, 2015

Negotiating the Energy Balance in the Caribbean

Reflecting the azure skies of the Caribbean, solar panels on private houses, hotels and businesses are an increasingly common sight across all the islands. Many Caribbean customers...

Aditya Goel - April 15, 2015

The Dark Horse in the Global Solar Race: India’s 100-GW Solar Ambition

A "dark horse" is defined as a little-known entity that emerges to prominence in the face of competition — a contestant that seems unlikely to succeed. I borrow the term from a conversation...

Jim Lane - April 14, 2015

Finally! US EPA Proposes Timelines for Finalizing Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed consent decree in litigation brought against EPA by, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American...

Listen Up: Can We Get To 100 Percent Renewables?

We've made great progress with renewable energy — but from an almost zero base we still have a long way to go. Fortunately, the path is clear. California is already over 12 percent...

Jim Lane - April 10, 2015

Iowa and the Renewable Fuel Standard

A native of Leland, Governor Terry Branstad was elected to the Iowa House in 1972, ’74 and ’76, and elected as Iowa’s lieutenant governor in 1978. He was Iowa’s longest-serving governor,...

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