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Robert Lahey's Articles

- October 29, 2012

Cleantech 2012 Election Preview: What Can We Expect?

President Obama has been a reliable advocate for the cleantech sector, but his ability to deliver tangible benefits is not what it was in 2008. Energy legislation is a significant piece...

- February 03, 2012

DOE's Untold Impact on Solar

The Obama Administration's $60 billion Loan Guarantee Program (LGP) for renewable energy is considered a failure because of Solyndra, Beacon Power, and potential 2012 bankruptcies....

- January 21, 2011

2011 US Energy Legislative Preview

U.S. energy legislation faces formidable opposition in 2011, but we still expect a debate. Clean energy is a high priority of the Obama Administration and offshore drilling has been...

- October 19, 2010

2010 US Election Preview for Cleantech

Cleantech can count on continued support from the Obama Administration, but Congress's ability to pass legislation may be substantially weaker after the November elections. Polls indicate...

- June 17, 2010

Stimulus Bill Funds Still Not Reaching Cleantech

Most of the $787b stimulus bill funds have been spent, but the impact on cleantech has fallen below expectations. The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) allocated $36.7b...

- May 12, 2010

US Climate Bill on Life Support for 2010

Prospects for passing a climate bill in 2010 have gone from slim to almost none, after the legislation's co-sponsor Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) withdrew his support on April 24. The...

- March 25, 2010

Government's Role in Cleantech

The Obama Administration and Congress should be praised for their desire to expand clean technology, but many of their efforts have been largely wasted on ineffective government programs....

- February 10, 2010

Cleantech To Benefit from Jobs Bill, Not Climate Bill

As the dust settles from Massachusetts Senate election, one thing is clear for cleantech: proposals attached to the jobs bill have much better chance of becoming law than those in the...

- January 19, 2010

To Put Solar Power on Federal Land, or Not

On December 21, 2009, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California introduced legislation that aims to prevent building massive solar power plants on certain federal lands. The news was not...

- December 01, 2009

Expectations Remain Low for Copenhagen

The United Nations is not expected to reach a binding climate change agreement when it meets in Copenhagen next week, despite new emissions reduction targets by the United States and...

Robert Lahey

Robert Lahey

Robert Lahey is the Senior Legislative Analyst at Ardour Capital Investments LLC. He holds a BBA from George Washington University, a JD from New York Law School, and an MBA from Fordham University. Founded in 2002, Ardour Capital is the...

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