Renewable Energy Opinion & Commentary

Listen Up: Combining Solar and Storage for Commercial Buildings

Homes are billed for electricity based on the amount of energy they consume (measured in kwh). But commercial facilities often get an additional charge for the peak amount of power...

Peter Sopher - February 25, 2015

Clean Energy Is Just Smart Business for Leaders like Apple and Google

Apple and Google have changed our lives forever, both because of their technological innovations and sheer size as global corporations. Now, they’re aiming to reshape the energy landscape...

Jorge Madrid - February 24, 2015

Let’s Talk About Solar Power and Equity

We need to have “the talk” about solar power and equity, because ignoring uncomfortable questions will invite misinformation and bad decisions. We need an informed dialogue about how...

Greg Andeck - February 23, 2015

Duke University Documents Widespread Benefits of North Carolina’s Solar Economy

North Carolina’s number-one ranking in the Southeast for solar energy investment confirms the state is a national leader in attracting clean energy companies and creating jobs. But...

Pamela Cargill - February 20, 2015

Will Solar Plunge Off the Tax Credit Cliff?

The Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is set to expire at the end of 2016 — and if it does, residential solar may be in trouble. “The ITC is the swing factor for homeowners — the...

Jim Lane - February 19, 2015

BioBears: Who’s Shorting What in the Advanced Bioenergy Financial Market?

In investing there are the longs and the shorts — while most investors take “long” positions, simply owning stocks and bonds, many traders “go short” when they think the stock is overvalued...

Maria Stamas - February 19, 2015

California Taking Significant Steps to Support Clean Energy in Low-Income Housing

California has announced a major new set of initiatives and finalized two agency decisions that will bring increasing amounts of weatherization and solar benefits to low-income residents...

Jesse Grossman - February 18, 2015

A Call To Preserve the Solar SREC Program in Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) are an unquestioned success, creating green jobs and clean energy while protecting taxpayers. As the program enters its second phase,...

Peter Lehner - February 17, 2015

Protecting Workers and Communities During the Clean Energy Transition

When I worked at the New York Attorney General's Office, we sued coal-fired power plants because their air pollution was making people sick. But in some towns, I saw that the reliance...

Listen Up: Filing for Your Solar Investment Tax Credit

It's getting to be that time of the year again — tax time, that is. As all new rooftop solar homeowners should know who purchased a system in 2014, they are eligible for a Federal Investment...

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