Renewable Energy Opinion & Commentary

Laurie Guevara-Stone - October 10, 2014

Lessons from the Cell Phone Phenomenon: How Microgrids Can Power Developing Countries

Buying vegetables in a small town in Ecuador from a woman who had trekked from her farm miles away, barefoot, in traditional indigenous garb, made me feel I was back in time. As we...

Tom Konrad - October 07, 2014

Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2014: September Swoon

Worries including the conflict with ISIL, Ebola, and economic slow-down in Europe, sent the stock market down in the month to October 3rd, with small cap stocks and clean energy stocks...

Doria Gordon - October 03, 2014

White Lists: A Proactive Approach to Risk Reduction for the Bioenergy Industry

Cultivation of bioenergy crops is predicted to increase to between 27 and 120 million acres by 2022 in order to meet the renewable energy needs of the U.S. and the Environmental Protection...

- October 03, 2014

A Deeper Look into Yieldco Structuring

Yieldcos seem to be the renewable energy financing mechanism in vogue lately. As the newest 2014 headliners, TerraForm Power and NextEra Energy attract media attention, and NRG Yield...

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...

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