Bioenergy Opinion & Commentary

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...

Scott Sklar - November 06, 2014

US Midyear Elections Offer Opportunities and Challenges for Renewable Energy

Every time the U.S. holds midyear elections, the country almost always goes against the incumbent President’s party, which is always sobering to whomever holds The White House. And...

Tom Konrad - November 03, 2014

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2014: Spooky October

October was a spooky month for clean energy stocks. My benchmark Powershares Wilderhill Clean Energy Index (PBW) cringed down 2.9 percent like the young Supergirl who jumped when a...

Alex Nicolson - October 23, 2014

The Next Revolution: Discarding Dangerous Fossil Fuel Accounting Practices

The green revolution and, in particular, renewable energy products such as solar power, wind turbines, geothermal and algae-based fuels are not waiting for viable technology — it already...

Kate Sinding - October 22, 2014

New Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Fracking Moratorium — And Clean Energy

Last month, NRDC engaged a nationally recognized opinion research firm to conduct polling in New York State to evaluate public attitudes about fracking and clean energy. Importantly,...

Jim Lane - October 20, 2014

Earth to Cellulosic Biofuels: Good to See You, Buddy, What Took So Long? Part II

There’s a gigantic disconnect between two sections in the country as to whether the United States should be celebrating the success or the failure of cellulosic biofuels. Supporters...

Jim Lane - October 13, 2014

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Part I

There’s a gigantic disconnect between two sections in the country as to whether the United States should be celebrating the success or the failure of cellulosic biofuels — biofuels...

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