Storage Opinion & Commentary

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...

Roland Hwang - April 28, 2015

New National Research Council Study Delivers Roadmap to Put Electric Cars into Fast Lane

Our country faces the important challenges of overcoming our oil dependency and cutting carbon pollution. Fortunately, as confirmed by a new National Research Council (of the National...

- 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...

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...

Ron Pernick - April 09, 2015

It Turns Out That You Can’t Divide Americans Over Renewable Energy

In our second annual survey on American homeowners’ attitudes toward clean energy, one thing is resoundingly clear. In a nation divided on climate change, immigration policy, and so...

Harris Roen - April 08, 2015

Green Mutual Funds and ETFs May Recover in 2015

Alternative energy mutual funds are continuing to recover from a slump which started in fall 2014. Annual returns range greatly, though, from a high of 15.6 percent for Brown Advisory...

Kenneth Munson - April 08, 2015

Integrated Energy Storage: An Answer to Addressing the Duck Curve?

A quick search of the internet reveals numerous articles outlining the challenges posed by accelerated uptake of distributed renewables, in particular changing utility load curves and...

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