Solar Energy Opinion & Commentary

Bloomberg News Editors - March 31, 2015

Fix the EU Emissions Trading System, And Carbon Markets Can Be Serious Business

What do the following have in common: New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Quebec, Alberta, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York,...

Jeremy Symons - March 30, 2015

US Vote-a-Rama Reveals Senators’ Environmental Agenda

It’s been a big news day in the U.S. Senate, with Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid announcing he won’t run for another term.

Pamela Cargill - March 30, 2015

How Many 9s of Accuracy: The Future of Solar Performance Benchmarking

When Vivint Solar acquired Solmetric Corporation in January 2014, the industry murmured concern. It was another in a string of “arms race-level” events between several top national...

Listen Up: Finding an Experienced and Certified Solar Contractor

Every residential solar contractor's website talks about their experience, knowledge of rooftop solar products, and happy customers (full disclosure: including mine). Although many...

David Burton - March 23, 2015

Ex-Employees Accuse Ormat of Lying to Receive 1603 Cash Grant Awards

Ormat is a successful developer of geothermal energy projects. Two former employees have brought a lawsuit alleging that Ormat made inaccurate 1603 Cash Grant submissions to obtain...

Philip Killeen - March 20, 2015

Financing Climate-concious Investments in Latin America

Following the conclusion of the United Nations climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, last December, a busy schedule of breakout sessions has begun for Latin American business and political...

Cyrus Reed - March 19, 2015

Texas Senator Seeks to Dismantle What He Helped Create: The Renewable Portfolio Standard

Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay) has filed a bill that would eliminate Texas’ Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) – a policy that has catapulted Texas to world leadership in wind energy...

- March 19, 2015

A Slowdown in the Coal Plant Boom

One of the notable remarks yesterday from Energy Finance 2015 comes from Jim Hempstead, associate managing director in the Global Project and Infrastructure Finance Group at Moody’s...

Larissa Koehler - March 18, 2015

Plugging Away: San Diego’s Plan to “Charge” Toward a Cleaner Grid

We love electric vehicles (EVs) in California and we want that love to spread. Why? It isn’t because of the cool factor — though, believe me, EVs like the Tesla are undoubtedly cool....

Karl Cates - March 16, 2015

Truth: Rooftop Solar Capacity Benefits All Ratepayers

The lie goes something like this: Households and business that install photovoltaic panels are doing so at the expense of other electricity ratepayers because they are “subsidized”...

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