Bioenergy Opinion & Commentary

Nick Blitterswyk - 3 hours ago

Solar Tariffs: Throttling America's Biggest Job Creation Machine

The U.S. Department of Commerce just announced that it will add high tariffs for solar modules imported from China. The Canadian government is also investigating the adoption of similar...

- December 15, 2014

Renewable Energy Matchmaking: Newest Key to Reaching 2020 Sustainability Goals

The siren call of 2020 corporate environmental sustainability goals is quickly getting louder, as corporate leaders realize they must go further today to achieve their sustainability...

Clint Wilder - December 08, 2014

In Clean Energy, Macro Trends Trump Midterm Political Winds

Let's review some notable news headlines from the month of November.

Merrian Borgeson - December 03, 2014

Leaked Internal Presentation Details the Oil Industry's Campaign to Stop Clean Energy

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) — whose members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP, and others — was caught red-handed late last month when a leaked...

Sheryl Carter - December 02, 2014

Energy Efficiency and Renewables Are Lowest Risk/Cost Investments for Utilities

A new report by utility and finance experts contains positive news for the environment, our air and our (and our utilities’) pocketbooks — the economics of electric power resources...

- December 01, 2014

Japan Should Continue Its Road Towards Renewables

The power sector crisis in Japan has entered a new stage. The recent refusal of Japanese utilities to grant grid access to new renewable energy projects should not be seen as a failure...

David Doniger - November 27, 2014

EPA's Plan to Curb Carbon Pollution Can Save Billions

The news about the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants just got even better: the proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) can save the...

Robert Kozak - November 24, 2014

Biofuel & Biomaterial Crops: We Might Be Doing It Wrong

As I was recently dulling blades while chopping switchgrass for some experiments, I started thinking whether the “high yield perennial grasses on marginal land” paradigm makes any sense...

Laurie Guevara-Stone - November 19, 2014

A Small Town in Germany Becomes a Testing Ground for a Smart Grid

A small German town in southern Bavaria is participating in an interesting experiment proving that a high-renewables future is viable. Wildpoldsried (pop. 2,600) currently produces...

Michael de Bruyn - November 10, 2014

Can Biogas Systems Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions in South Africa?

South Africa’s need to speed up grid electrification has surpassed and suppressed the process to pursue grid independence with renewable energy. Statistics suggest that 6 percent of...

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