Renewable Energy Opinion & Commentary

Tom Konrad - March 07, 2014

Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2014: March Update

After a rough January, the stock market recovered in February, while clean energy stocks partied like it was 2013.

Sid Sinha - March 07, 2014

Navigating the Winding Road of Geothermal Project Financing, Part I

It is no secret that renewable energy project development cycles present many unique challenges — as well as promising opportunities — for developers, investors and power users alike....

Listen Up: Let's Talk Rooftop Solar Safety with Fire Captain Matt Paiss

Fires in homes are generally caused by kitchen mishaps, heating system fires or electrical malfunctions. When it comes to fire safety, the solar industry's track record is excellent...

Leia Guccione - March 06, 2014

Will the Electricity Grid Become Optional?

For years, low-cost solar-plus-battery systems were seen as a distant possibility at best, a fringe technology not likely to be a threat to mainstream electricity delivery any time...

Readers Respond Day 6: Can We Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy?

Several countries have announced ambitious goals to be powered completely by renewable energy, while other nations set smaller, incremental goals. These high aspirations have sparked...

Ron Flavin - March 05, 2014

The US Department of Energy’s 2014 Budget Request: Implications for Renewable Energy Funding

U.S. President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion compromise spending bill that funds the government through September 2014 on January 17, 2014. The bipartisan budget temporarily brought...

Travis Miller - March 04, 2014

The Rise of Distributed Generation Threatens Utilities

In the late 1980s, the band R.E.M. achieved pop music fame by claiming, it's the end of the world as we know it. Utilities should heed their warning. Distributed generation (DG) could...

Dan Seif - March 04, 2014

Why US New Installed Wind Capacity Fell 99.98 Percent...And What To Do About It

Over the past decade, the wind industry has been the U.S. poster child for scalable renewable energy development. In the fourth quarter of 2012 alone, the U.S. added a record-breaking...

Alexander Metz - March 03, 2014

Study Shows Securitization Can Lower the Cost of Capital for Solar PV

The limited availability of low-cost financing is holding back market adoption of solar photovoltaics (PV). However, securitization can make project financing more affordable than it...

Ben Willis - March 03, 2014

Africa Takes First Steps Towards Renewables Revolution

South Africa is leading the development of renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, but other countries are now beginning to follow. Ben Willis considers the challenges that await them...

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