Bioenergy Opinion & Commentary

Listen Up: Cap and Trade's Impact on Fuel Prices

Over 95 percent of climate scientists have concluded that CO2 is the primary cause of global warming. Solving the problem requires a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions. Some people...

Mahesh Bhave - September 30, 2014

Microgrid Economics: It Takes a Village, a University, and a Ship

As a businessman exploring investments, I need simple answers, however complicated the problem. I wish to know: Are microgrids economical? How much investment is needed and for what?...

Jim Lane - September 19, 2014

US Navy, DOE, USDA Award $210 Million to Three Companies for Drop-in Biofuels

In Washington, the Department of Defense has awarded $210 million under the Defense Production Act to Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum Biofuels and Red Rock Bio towards the construction of...

Jim Lane - September 15, 2014

Jatropha Biofuel Around the World: A 13-country Tour of Development Activity

In California, SGB announced an $11 million Series C financing to drive commercial rollout, after reducing the time to maturity from 5 years to 1-2 years in its latest generation of...

John Johnson - September 12, 2014

Exploring Finance Options: Yield-cos Don’t Fit the Bill for Many Renewable Energy Companies

Yield-cos have been grabbing headlines lately. Typically, large utilities spin off their high-yield alternative energy operations into separate smaller companies called yield-cos. These...

Tom Konrad - September 08, 2014

Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2014: September Update and Thoughts on the Finavera Deal

Clean energy stocks and the market in general rebounded strongly in August. My broad market benchmark of small cap stocks, IWM, rose 4.5 percent, returning to positive territory up...

Tom Konrad - August 29, 2014

Divesting from Fossil Fuels: Last One Out Loses

A new report written by Nathaniel Bullard at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) highlights the difficulties large institutional investors would have divesting from fossil fuels. What...

Scott Sklar - August 20, 2014

Lubricating Energy Policy

The new report from the Taxpayers for Common Sense shows that oil companies paid just 11.7 percent of their U.S. income in federal taxes over the last five years, and the “smaller”...

- August 15, 2014

Expert Interview: Utilities Should Take Advantage of the Transformation

Perry Stoneman (pictured below), Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Sectors and Utilities at Capgemini, who will be speaking at this year's European Utility Week, says that...

Jeffrey G. Davis - August 12, 2014

IRS Clarifies Beginning of Construction Rules for Renewable Energy Projects

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2014-46 (the Notice), which provides further clarification about how a taxpayer can satisfy the requirement that construction...

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