Geothermal Energy Opinion & Commentary

Ted Clutter - November 19, 2014

Why Geothermal Heat Pumps Should be a Carbon Reduction Tool for Coal Plants

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) is seeking a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut pollution that degrades our health and contributes to...

Listen Up: Geothermal Heat Pumps and Rooftop Solar Are a Perfect Match

Solar PV customers understand that they can generate cheap electricity with rooftop solar. That electricity is good for lighting, appliances, air conditioning and other household uses....

Karl Gawell - November 07, 2014

Election Sets Stage for Geothermal Business in the Lame Duck Session

The 2014 elections mark a return to election politics characterized by winning from the middle. This is a departure from recent years where campaigns seemed dominated by ideological...

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...

Chet Lyons - November 05, 2014

Energy Storage Will Soon Replace Simple Cycle Combustion Turbine Peaker Plants

Power grids need extra generating capacity to work properly. For example, about 20 percent of New York State’s generation fleet runs less than 250 hours a year. Because they don’t run...

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,...

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...

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