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Renewable Energy Opinion & Commentary

Raj Prabhu - July 09, 2014

Survey Says: Solar Power Has Bright Future in India

The Indian power industry continues to struggle to meet power generation goals, and conventional sources, especially coal, cannot keep up with the country’s ever-increasing demand....

Brad Mattson - July 08, 2014

7 Reasons Thin Film Is Alive and Set to Win in Solar

Over the last five years, about 40GW of solar manufacturing capacity has been built and almost all of it has been crystalline silicon (c-Si). Over that time, the alternative to silicon...

Mahesh Bhave - July 08, 2014

Microgrids Missing from the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative

Emerging economies, especially India, desperately need a novel, suitable electricity solution; alas, what exists is a hundred years old and unsuited for our times. This situation is...

Jan Koninckx - July 07, 2014

Biofuel Advancement Threatened: How Can We Save the Renewable Fuel Standard?

Advanced biofuels are no longer a futuristic hope — they are here. This year, three companies including DuPont will turn on commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefineries, the result...

Camilo Patrignani - July 04, 2014

Lessons in Solar Development for the Latin American Market

Latin America has one of the world’s brightest solar power market outlooks. High power prices and volatile fuel supplies have made solar cheaper than fossil fuels in many countries,...

Keith Rowley - July 03, 2014

Arizona Utilities Are not Supporting a Solar-Friendly Policy

Utility companies were originally allowed as a public service and were not-for-profit. It was never intended that this public service be a money making business, let alone one of the...

Paula Mints - July 02, 2014

The Rise of the Residential Solar PV Customer

Residential solar is booming in the U.S., driven primarily by the lease/power buying business model. This model appeals to the energy consumer’s desire for a degree of independence...

Jim Lane - July 02, 2014

Are We There Yet? The Positioning and Repositioning of the Algae Industry

An agreeable reporter from KPBS San Diego visited with the Digest this past week while working on a short segment, contrasting the progress of algae companies today to the promise seen...

Russell Tencer - July 02, 2014

Distributed Wind Energy: The New Cash Crop

With so many day-to-day concerns vying for attention, many farmers may not have the time to stop and research alternative ways to address their energy needs and rising utility costs....

Elliott Negin - June 30, 2014

Industry Complaints About the New EPA Carbon Pollution Rule? We've Heard It All Before

The argument industrial polluters and their friends in Congress are making against the new Environmental Protection Agency plan to curb power plant carbon emissions should sound familiar....

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