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- June 10, 2011

Solar Energy's Life Depends on Incentives and Policies!

Solar’s success as a renewable energy source can be traced to several factors. First and foremost is the cost of solar energy. In order of importance, other factors include:• Incentives...

- June 10, 2011

Part III - Possible Death Blow to New Jersey's Solar Energy Projects!

DATELINE - JUNE 7, 2011: “NEW JERSEY LEADER SCRAPS MORE AMBITIOUS RENEWABLE ENERGY GOAL” “Gov. Chris Christie called for revisions to New Jersey’s 10-year energy master plan at a news...

- June 02, 2011

Part II - Possible Death Blow to New Jersey's Solar Energy Projects!

For such a short discussion, my original posting on this subject went viral. From a death threat and being called a quack PhD (MS and PhD in Chemistry from Rutgers – The State University...

- May 29, 2011

Solar Energy All Day Long

With all its promise, solar power remains a marginal renewable power source. High cost and low efficiency combined with daylight operation and less than optimal light conditions for...

- May 27, 2011

Possible Death Blow to New Jersey's Solar Energy Projects!

In a surprise move, Gov. Chris Christie announced that New Jersey, a national leader with its Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) program, intends to drop out of Northeast’s greenhouse...

- May 24, 2011

Could It Be a Change of Climate?

In an effort not to incite to riot disbelievers of “anthropogenic climate change,” this discussion looks at what appears to be a significant change of climate throughout the world....

- May 19, 2011

Who Owns Who - the Government or the Oil Lobby?

My previous discussions on the oil industry brought praise and scorn. Points from either side were well worth rumination over and valid in their own right. The oil industry was portrayed...

- May 15, 2011

Is America Force Feeding Americans Oil?

On top of declining oil prices, declining petroleum consumption, a slight increase in the use of renewable energy, the market launch of electric vehicles and U.S’s renewed sensitivity...

- May 10, 2011

Petroleum Retail Price Played by the Oil Industry!

A few months ago, Headlines across the country read: Gasoline retail prices reached a 2-year high - Regular grade at-the-pump gasoline top $3 a gallon in all regions of America - Los...

- May 03, 2011

Exxon Mobil Profits Soar to $11 billion for the Quarter

Last week, Exxon Mobil reported quarterly earnings of $11 billion.  As a side note, many headline left out the word “quarterly.” We are a capitalistic society, so the ultimate role...

Barry Stevens

Barry Stevens

Dr. Barry Stevens is Founder and President of TBD America, Inc. a Technology Business Development consulting group serving the public and private sectors in the energy and fuels industries. Barry’s experience in the energy industry spans...

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