Stephen Lacey's Articles

- September 28, 2012

American Wind Manufacturers Lay Off 1,100 Workers In One Month, Citing Expiring Wind Tax Credit

In just over one month, wind manufacturers in the U.S. have announced layoffs of more than 1,130 workers around the country. The layoffs come in states such as Colorado, Florida, and...

- September 18, 2012

19 Companies Urge Congress To Extend Wind Tax Credit

A group of 19 leading companies has sent a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to immediately extend a key tax credit for wind that is set to expire at the end of the year.

- August 31, 2012

Free Market Hypocrisy: Why Do We Hold Renewables to Different Standards than Fossil Fuels and Nuclear?

Now that renewables are receiving some of the same incentives that fossil fuels have enjoyed for nearly one hundred years, we're suddenly being inundated with calls for a purely "free-market"...

- August 17, 2012

The Solyndra Standard: On Loan Guarantees, Military Spending, And Clean Energy Politics

Earlier this week the Air Force announced that its X-51 Scramjet Engine Demonstrator called the WaveRider — a hypersonic jet designed to travel up to 3,600 miles per hour — crashed...

- August 06, 2012

Can Clean Energy Strike Back Against the Growing Smear Campaign?

There has been a noticeable shift within the clean energy industry over the last few months as the election season brings a fresh round of attacks.

- July 17, 2012

This is What 37,000 Layoffs in the Wind Industry Looks Like

Here's a chart that voters in the Midwest probably aren't going to like:

- June 12, 2012

Solar Provides 10 Percent of Germany's Electricity in May

Last month was a big one for the German solar industry. According to figures released by a German water and energy trade association, distributed solar photovoltaic systems produced...

- June 07, 2012

RGGI States Cut CO2 by 23 Percent in First Three Years

A three-year summary of America's first carbon trading program was released yesterday. The news is pretty good for anyone who cares about reducing carbon emissions; it's inconvenient...

- May 11, 2012

Saudi Arabia Unveils $100 Billion Plan to Make Solar 'A Driver for Domestic Energy for Years to Come'

Even the world's largest producer of oil understands the value of developing renewable energy.

- May 09, 2012

Memo: Group Wants To Create Fake Grassroots Wind 'Subversion' Campaign That 'Should Appear As A Groundswell'

Last February, a group of anti-wind activists gathered in Washington, DC. Their goal: establish a coordinated, nation-wide program of "wind warriors" who could be dispatched to fight...

Stephen Lacey

Stephen Lacey

I am a reporter with ClimateProgress.org, a blog published by the Center for American Progress. I am former editor and producer for RenewableEnergyWorld.com, where I contributed stories and hosted the Inside Renewable Energy Podcast. Keep...

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