Jennifer Runyon's Articles

- May 22, 2012

Saving Money, Gaining Energy Independence: ESPCs with the U.S. Government

The U.S. federal government uses a lot of energy. In fact, it is the world's largest single consumer of energy. According to a recent government memo, the organization incurred approximately...

- May 13, 2012

Will California Achieve its Goal?

About one year ago, California made history by enacting a law that would require the highest amount of renewable energy to be incorporated into a state's energy mix: 33% by 2020. That...

- May 11, 2012

Applied Materials Restructuring Solar Business

In order to meet its recently announced goal to reduce the annual revenue breakeven level in its Energy and Environment Solutions (EES) segment from $800 million to $500 million in...

- May 01, 2012

SolarCity Rides the Rising Demand for Solar PV, Plans To Go Public

On the heels of Brightsource Energy's announcement last month that it was canceling its plans to go public, SolarCity on Monday announced that it plans to conduct a registered initial...

- April 12, 2012

Brightsource Will Not Go Public After All

About a year ago, Brightsource, the developer of what could be the largest concentrating solar power plant in the world once it is done, announced its plans to go public.

- March 21, 2012

Solar Power in the Desert: MENA Update

Wrought with desert conditions including sand, almost no rain and very hot sun, the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region of the world has recently captured the interest of...

- March 14, 2012

Solar Industry's Exponential Growth in 2011 Indicates Healthy US PV Market

It wasn't too many years ago when the installing more than 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar PV in the U.S. in one year was a pipedream. But according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight...

- February 16, 2012

Renewable Energy Tax Credits Left out of Payroll Tax Extension

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) and other renewable energy associations are no doubt disappointed with the outcome of the U.S. House...

- February 14, 2012

U.S. President Stands Firm on Clean Energy Agenda

Yesterday, President Obama released his 2013 Energy budget, which, according to Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, makes critical investments in innovation, clean energy and national security,...

- February 13, 2012

Where the Renewables Are

If you were looking for a good reason to head to sunny California in February, I've got one. Come to the Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo, co-located with Solar Power-Gen...

Jennifer Runyon

Jennifer Runyon

Jennifer Runyon is chief editor of RenewableEnergyWorld.com and Renewable Energy World magazine, coordinating, writing and/or editing columns, features, news stories and blogs for the publications. She also serves as conference chair of...

Total Access Partners

Growing Your Business? Learn More about Total Access