Craig Shields's Blog Posts

- April 13, 2015

Quick Comment on Americans’ “Eco-Sensibilities”

  A friend from high school wrote earlier today: I start by saying nobody probably cares but I am excited. Day 12 of measuring power generated by solar panels and for the first time...

- January 20, 2015

Renewable Reinventions Are Necessary, Regardless of How You Slice It

It should come as no surprise to readers at Renewable Energy World that the universe of clean energy is changing rapidly, and that those of us who aspire to continue to add value to...

- December 05, 2014

What Does "Sustainable" Mean?

Through the years, I've written many dozen posts here on specific forms of clean energy, the underlying premise behind all of which is that humankind's ongoing dedication to the use...

- July 18, 2014

Bravely Confronting the Realities of Climate Change

Ex-U.S. Representative Bob Inglis (R-SC) was featured in an episode of the incredible documentary series on climate change “Years of Living Dangerously,” a screening on which my wife...

- December 21, 2013

Clean Energy Business Plans

Though I don’t keep accurate track, I’m sure I’ve looked at least 2000 clean energy business plans over the 4.5 years I’ve been working as the editor of  Of course,...

- September 10, 2013

Clean Business Investment Summit

Well, the big day is drawing close: September 12th marks this year’s Clean Business Investment Summit, held annually at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  Insofar as I...

- August 26, 2013

CleanTech Investors Are Waking Up

Late each summer The Clean Business Investment Summit provides a forum in which a vetted list of cleantech entrepreneurs present their business concepts to an audience of angel investors...

- August 02, 2013

Raising Seed Capital for Cleantech Startups

I know I’m not telling RenewableEnergyWorld readers anything they don’t already know when I say that it’s a tough environment for raising seed capital for any type of business – and...

- June 26, 2013

A Good Week for Renewable Energy, Investment Opportunities

My meetings on the East Coast this week left me with a significant uptick in optimism that humankind is headed towards a sustainable energy policy.  Indeed, there was good news all...

- June 04, 2013

Clean Energy Investment Opportunities Becoming More Attractive By the Day

Here’s an article on fracking that reminds me that I’d like to make my position on the subject clear to Renewable Energy World readers:  In my opinion, fracking carries with it serious...

Craig Shields

Craig Shields

Editor of, author of Renewable Energy - Facts and Fantasies (Clean Energy Press - 2010)

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