Clint Wilder's Articles

- May 14, 2014

On its 60th Birthday, Solar PV Has Become a Major Contender

On April 25, 1954 in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, technicians at AT&T’s legendary Bell Labs publicly demonstrated a solar photovoltaic panel for the first time, capturing light to...

- March 21, 2014

Exploding the Myth that Government Can’t Innovate for Energy

Government should not pick winners and losers. Public-sector bureaucracy strangles entrepreneurship and innovation. Government can establish broad policy framework, but then should...

- January 13, 2014

2014: The Maturation of Clean Tech

As a new year begins for the clean tech industry, maturation is a theme that comes to mind. And if we think of clean tech not only as a growing global industry, but as a fundamental...

- October 31, 2013

The Arab Oil Embargo, Sandy, and Adapting to New Realities

This month marks the anniversaries of two notable events, decades apart yet related in terms of historical impact, awareness of vulnerability, and challenge to business as usual: the...

- August 08, 2013

Solar Power’s New Allies Named Bubba and Goldwater

At Clean Edge, we’ve said for years that clean energy and energy efficiency should not be partisan issues — that benefits like quality American jobs, reduced dependence on imported...

- June 04, 2013

US Renewable Energy Action Is Brewing in Cities and States

Viewing the progress of clean tech in the U.S. through the lens of national politics can get pretty depressing. Continual gridlock on Capitol Hill, the federal budget sequester, key...

- April 04, 2013

RPS Attacks Go Against the March of History

Last week in Phoenix, I watched the very conservative governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, deliver a brief keynote speech to open the second day of the CleanTech Future conference put on...

- March 08, 2013

It's Rocky, but the Transition to Clean Energy is Well Underway

The sequester. Continued Congressional gridlock. Declining levels of venture capital funding. High-profile bankruptcies. The boom in low-cost natural gas. As the Obama administration...

- October 08, 2012

Under the Election-Season Radar, Signs of Bipartisan Support for Clean Energy

I'm not optimistic that our nation's clean-energy future will suddenly turn into the campaign issue that it should be. But looking beyond the November 6th election, I've seen some recent...

- August 30, 2012

On Clean Energy, the Military's Biggest Fight is with Congress

For two days in mid-July, 100 miles off the northern coast of Oahu in Hawaii, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz played host to the first large-scale demonstration of the Navy's...

Clint Wilder

Clint Wilder

Clint Wilder is senior editor at leading clean-tech research and advisory firm Clean Edge and the coauthor of two books, Clean Tech Nation: How the U.S. Can Lead in the New Global Economy (HarperCollins, 2012) and The Clean Tech Revolution...

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