Renewable Energy Opinion & Commentary

Jon Queally - March 11, 2014

Was Your Senator #Up4Climate or In Bed with the Oil Industry?

Though likely impossible to find anyone in the climate justice or environmental community to say that any sitting U.S. senator — Republican or Democrat — has been an adequate leader...

Peter Varadi - March 11, 2014

The Future of Large German Utilities: It’s Already Here

Large German utilities are facing a situation that is very similar to what happened in the telephone business, which started like electric utilities, with central stations that connect...

Scott Sklar - March 10, 2014

Energy Efficiency Ain't Got No Respect

While politicians and planners focus on energy generation and fuels, it is energy efficiency that should be the first winner. As I tell my students as well as members of Congress —...

Glenna Wiseman - March 07, 2014

Defining an Industry: Solar PV Operations & Maintenance versus Asset Management

There are more solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the U.S. than ever before and more of them are aging out of warranty coverage. The need to manage this portfolio of residential, commercial...

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...

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