Geothermal Energy Opinion & Commentary

Bill Nowak - October 10, 2014

How One Utility Enlisted Geothermal Cooling to Reduce Peak Electric Demand and Improve System Utilization

On July 1st, 2014, PSEG Long Island released its Utility 2.0 Long Range Plan. This plan is on the leading edge of New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) proceeding. REV is a...

Tom Konrad - October 07, 2014

Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2014: September Swoon

Worries including the conflict with ISIL, Ebola, and economic slow-down in Europe, sent the stock market down in the month to October 3rd, with small cap stocks and clean energy stocks...

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?...

Helen O'Shea - September 24, 2014

A Landmark Plan for Renewable Energy Development in the California Desert

Today, when the Department of Interior and the California Department of Natural Resources released a draft of the long-awaited Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), the...

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...

Karl Gawell - September 05, 2014

California Takes Steps Toward a New Policy Structure for Renewable Power

The California legislative session that ended last week saw geothermal initiatives at the forefront of public discussion. Geothermal supporters sought to take steps towards a new policy...

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”...

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