Renewable Energy Opinion & Commentary

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...

Jim Lane - April 14, 2015

Finally! US EPA Proposes Timelines for Finalizing Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed consent decree in litigation brought against EPA by, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American...

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz - April 13, 2015

Bridging the Clean Energy Divide

When you live on a fixed income, reducing monthly electricity bills can make a big difference in your daily life. Lower energy costs mean more money for food, health care and other...

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...

Jim Lane - April 10, 2015

Iowa and the Renewable Fuel Standard

A native of Leland, Governor Terry Branstad was elected to the Iowa House in 1972, ’74 and ’76, and elected as Iowa’s lieutenant governor in 1978. He was Iowa’s longest-serving governor,...

Roy Hales - April 10, 2015

A Partial Solution To California’s Water Problems

A new report, Clean Energy Opportunities in California’s Water Sector, offers what could be a partial solution to California’s water problems. The authors, Juliet Christian-Smith and...

Kate Zerrenner - April 09, 2015

Facing Extreme Drought, Australia (And Possibly Texas) Undoes Best Strategy for Water Conservation: Clean Energy

Cowboys, frontier grit, accented English, and wild, wide open spaces are just a few of the similarities shared by Texas and Australia. Both places also have an energy-water problem....

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...

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