Renewable Energy Opinion & Commentary

Mary Kate Francis - 3 hours ago

What the Senate's Tax Extender Bill Means for Wind Energy

There is big news to report from the front lines of our current campaign to protect wind in 2015. And though there’s bad news and good news — it all points to how critical your voice...

Pierre Bull - December 17, 2014

Report Shows Which States Excel and Lag in Promoting Solar Energy

Knowledge is power, or at least the first step toward it.

- December 15, 2014

Renewable Energy Matchmaking: Newest Key to Reaching 2020 Sustainability Goals

The siren call of 2020 corporate environmental sustainability goals is quickly getting louder, as corporate leaders realize they must go further today to achieve their sustainability...

Richard Heap - December 09, 2014

Evaluating Industry Influence: Top 100 Power People in Wind

Ranking people is a tricky task. Anybody who has had the responsibility of gauging the influence of any group of individuals — from TIME to Forbes magazine — will tell you that it’s...

Clint Wilder - December 08, 2014

In Clean Energy, Macro Trends Trump Midterm Political Winds

Let's review some notable news headlines from the month of November.

Tom Cheyney - December 04, 2014

Can Solar Companies Really Be Called ‘High-tech’?

Despite the ongoing incremental improvements in conversion efficiencies and cost reduction taking place in the solar manufacturing community, it would be a stretch to call most of the...

Michael Goggin - December 04, 2014

Why Is a Three-Week Production Tax Credit Extension Worthless?

For the last year, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and bipartisan wind energy supporters in Congress have been clear that the Production Tax Credit (PTC) would have to be...

Merrian Borgeson - December 03, 2014

Leaked Internal Presentation Details the Oil Industry's Campaign to Stop Clean Energy

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) — whose members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP, and others — was caught red-handed late last month when a leaked...

Sheryl Carter - December 02, 2014

Energy Efficiency and Renewables Are Lowest Risk/Cost Investments for Utilities

A new report by utility and finance experts contains positive news for the environment, our air and our (and our utilities’) pocketbooks — the economics of electric power resources...

- December 01, 2014

Japan Should Continue Its Road Towards Renewables

The power sector crisis in Japan has entered a new stage. The recent refusal of Japanese utilities to grant grid access to new renewable energy projects should not be seen as a failure...

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