Renewable Energy Opinion & Commentary

Tom Konrad - 2 hours ago

Power REIT: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

I first became interested in Power REIT (NYSE MKT:PW) in 2012 because of the company's plans to become what would have been the first US-listed "yieldco," i.e. a clean energy power...

James R. Wrathall - 4 hours ago

GRID WARS: The Battle to Control Your Electricity

Rarely has a major U.S. industry reached a crossroads as stark as that facing today’s electric utilities. EPA’s recent proposal for regulating carbon emissions from power plants is...

Listen Up: An Architect's Perspective on Rooftop Solar

Architects are in the driver's seat when it comes to building new homes or overseeing major remodeling projects. Although they are familiar with rooftop solar, their designs generally...

Lee Peterson - October 30, 2014

Could the Upcoming Election Decide Florida’s Renewable Energy Fate?

As gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist noted in the recent debate, the corrupting influence of Florida’s electric utilities has blocked efforts to help Florida transition into a fair...

Joseph McCabe - October 28, 2014

How the Right Kind of Electric Utility Can Increase Solar Energy and Jobs

You expect to hear solar electricity success stories from places like Austin and Sacramento, but San Antonio? San Antonio's municipal electric utility was seriously considering expanding...

- October 27, 2014

Batteries Are a Crucial Component of Our Energy Portfolio

People take batteries for granted, typically worrying about them only when they fail in the electronic devices they carry or in the cars they drive.

Nathanael Greene - October 24, 2014

Local Solar Rules Can Save You Big Bucks

The price of an average U.S. home solar power system is about $20,000. (That’s before a 30 percent federal tax credit and any state, local and/or utility incentives.) If the price were...

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...

David Goldstein - October 23, 2014

Economists Say Curbing Climate Change Will Help Our Economy

It was great to see economists in two separate New York Times opinion pieces recently noting that controlling climate pollution may be economically beneficial rather than restraining...

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,...

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