Renewable Energy Opinion & Commentary

Listen Up: What Influences People to Install Rooftop Solar?

Ahhh. The Holy Grail of Customer Acquisition. Maybe it's low price ... great company reputation ... special technology ... brand name products ... ubiquitous marketing? I've tried all...

John Moore - December 19, 2014

Transforming the Grid with Clean Energy — Reliably — Every Day

Despite years of successful experience, dozens of studies, and increasing utility support for clean energy, urban myth holds that electricity from renewable energy is unreliable. Yet...

Nick Blitterswyk - December 18, 2014

Solar Tariffs: Throttling America's Biggest Job Creation Machine

The U.S. Department of Commerce just announced that it will add high tariffs for solar modules imported from China. The Canadian government is also investigating the adoption of similar...

Mary Kate Francis - December 17, 2014

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...

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