Renewable Energy Opinion & Commentary

Clint Wilder - February 05, 2015

Carpe Diem: Low Oil and Gas Prices Could Be a Clean-Energy Opportunity

The recent dramatic plunge in oil and natural gas prices, to their lowest level since the global recession in 2009, has some observers worried about the effect on clean tech. Conventional...

Karl Cates - February 04, 2015

The Other War: Underreported but Not Insignificant

Judging by press coverage both mainstream and marginal, there’s one epic fight—and pretty much one epic fight only—going on in America’s utility-energy industry: The “war on coal.”

Brian Bowen - February 03, 2015

How Community Solar Is Finally Addressing Clean Energy’s Equity Problem

It is no secret that the residential solar market is booming. Declining panel prices, the rise of third-party PPAs, and the spread of the Solarize model—these are familiar storylines...

Simon Mui - February 02, 2015

New Study Shows Alternative Fuel Supplies Could Triple on the West Coast

In my line of work to protect public health and the environment from car and truck pollution, one of the largest barriers continues to be the lack of clean, alternative fuel choices....

Listen Up: Ten Energy Saving Myths

With energy prices changing so quickly — and new technologies ramping up into the marketplace — the "conventional wisdom" about energy is often wrong. I've been as guilty as other people...

Bloomberg News Editors - January 30, 2015

Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can't Stop Renewables Now

Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuels would have put the renewable-energy industry on bankruptcy watch. Today: Meh...

Lidija Sekaric - January 30, 2015

US Solar Manufacturing Rising on the Horizon

By the end of 2014, solar deployment is slated to be up nearly 40 percent over 2013. Today, the booming demand for solar energy supports more than 173,000 jobs and the U.S. has become...

Listen Up: Ten Predictions for Rooftop Solar in 2015

We're in the middle of winter. But pretty soon the rain will stop, the snow will melt, the home and garden shows will gear up and solar customers will start to plan their investments...

Pamela Cargill - January 29, 2015

Efficiency Is Not Effectiveness: How the Cost Reduction Race Hurts the Value of Solar

Australia boasts solar installations on at least 1.2 million homes and has on of the highest amount of installed residential solar per-capita in the world. According to recent figures,...

Michael Panfil - January 28, 2015

Demand Response: A Valuable Tool that Can Help California Realize its Clean Energy Potential

A tool only has value if it’s used. For example, you could be the sort of person who’s set a goal of wanting to exercise more. If someone gives you a nifty little Fitbit to help you...

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