Renewable Energy Opinion & Commentary

Rick Gillam - October 02, 2014

The Six Principles of Distributed Solar Policy and Rate Design

With distributed solar generation (DSG) and energy efficiency applications becoming more accessible and affordable, we are seeing an increased adoption of technologies that manage and...

Listen Up: Cap and Trade's Impact on Fuel Prices

Over 95 percent of climate scientists have concluded that CO2 is the primary cause of global warming. Solving the problem requires a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions. Some people...

Mahesh Bhave - September 30, 2014

Microgrid Economics: It Takes a Village, a University, and a Ship

As a businessman exploring investments, I need simple answers, however complicated the problem. I wish to know: Are microgrids economical? How much investment is needed and for what?...

Helen O'Shea - September 24, 2014

A Landmark Plan for Renewable Energy Development in the California Desert

Today, when the Department of Interior and the California Department of Natural Resources released a draft of the long-awaited Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), the...

Tom Konrad - September 22, 2014

One Solar Installation, Five Stocks

"Invest in what you know" is an old stock market adage. The idea is that, if you have some personal knowledge of the real economy, you can use that to make better investments.

Jim Lane - September 19, 2014

US Navy, DOE, USDA Award $210 Million to Three Companies for Drop-in Biofuels

In Washington, the Department of Defense has awarded $210 million under the Defense Production Act to Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum Biofuels and Red Rock Bio towards the construction of...

Charles Cook - September 18, 2014

Transforming the Transportation Industry with Renewable Energy

When you think of green energy, are solar and wind power the first things that come to mind? Perhaps you think of hydropower, geothermal or biofuels instead. While regenerative braking...

Erin Clark - September 16, 2014

Why Lease Solar Panels When You Can Own Them?

Now more than ever, it makes sense to own a solar power system instead of leasing one. The savings are significant, since purchasing a system presently pencils out to about 50 percent...

Jim Lane - September 15, 2014

Jatropha Biofuel Around the World: A 13-country Tour of Development Activity

In California, SGB announced an $11 million Series C financing to drive commercial rollout, after reducing the time to maturity from 5 years to 1-2 years in its latest generation of...

John Johnson - September 12, 2014

Exploring Finance Options: Yield-cos Don’t Fit the Bill for Many Renewable Energy Companies

Yield-cos have been grabbing headlines lately. Typically, large utilities spin off their high-yield alternative energy operations into separate smaller companies called yield-cos. These...

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