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Jennifer Runyon's Blog Posts

- September 09, 2011

Obama's Jobs Speech Shows Clean Energy Isn't the "Cool Kid" Anymore

Well, one thing is for sure. Solyndra’s recent bankruptcy filing cemented the removal of the words “solar energy” from President Obama’s speech to Congress last night when he laid out...

- July 14, 2011

CLEAN is a Better FIT for the USA

At Intersolar this week, I spoke on camera with Craig Lewis who is the Executive Director of the CLEAN coalition, a group that seeks to bring feed-in tariffs (FITs) to utilities across...

- May 23, 2011

Ted Turner Calls for End of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

During the first full day of the Windpower 2011 conference and expo, it was clear that the wind industry is raring to go.  CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Denise...

- March 07, 2011

Small States Grapple With Big Canadian Hydropower

Peterborough, NH, USA -- In New Hampshire a major transmission project that was announced last year is spurring discussion about what should qualify as renewable energy and what the...

- November 01, 2010

Yes, Green Jobs Are Real

In researching for my series on jobs in renewable energy in the U.S., I turned up some very interesting information.  First, it’s clear that clean energy is creating jobs.  In 2010,...

- October 12, 2010

Solar Power VS Fossil Fuels: Game On

Today the nation’s largest solar power show, Solar Power International, opened with a rousing keynote session.  Standing on the same stage that hosted the prime time Emmy Awards just...

- September 22, 2010

Net-zero Energy Low-income Housing Development Raises Important Questions

I have written before about my interest in green building, which of course includes energy efficiency and renewable energy.  That’s why when news about new sustainable communities being...

- July 21, 2010

Recycle and Reuse Applies to PV, Too

Ever wonder what happens to all the manufacturing scrap that is created during PV manufacturing?  Jennifer Woolwich did and discovered that in fact, PV Recycling was one aspect of the...

- July 20, 2010

8000 MW of Solar Applications in Ontario Right Now

If you want to study how a feed-in tariff can positively affect a market, you only need to look at Ontario.  According to Chantal Ramsey, Consul of Economic Affairs for the Ontario...

- July 13, 2010

Larry Hagman Stars at Intersolar

Day one of Intersolar kicked off for me with a press conference with SolarWorld.  The company announced that it was donating 100kW to the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF).  Bob Freling,...

Jennifer Runyon

Jennifer Runyon

Jennifer Runyon is chief editor of 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...

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