Scott Sklar's Articles

- April 16, 2014

Utility Nightmares: Distributed Generation and Halving Electricity Consumption

While many utility executives attribute much of their predicted market challenges to the rise of photovoltaics and net metering, they actually have much more to worry about.

- March 10, 2014

Energy Efficiency Ain't Got No Respect

While politicians and planners focus on energy generation and fuels, it is energy efficiency that should be the first winner. As I tell my students as well as members of Congress —...

- February 14, 2014

Early Solar Energy Giant Bill Yerkes Passes On

We all have been informed of the passing of actress and ambassador Shirley Temple Black and comedian Sid Ceaser this week, but the passing of “Bill” Yerkes, one of the modern solar...

- January 28, 2014

New Solar Job Statistics Released, But Other Renewables Are Growing, Too

Washngton, D.C. non-profit The Solar Foundation just released its National Solar Jobs Census 2013, whichis the fourth annual update of current employment and projected growth in the...

- January 08, 2014

60 Seconds of Thought on 60 Minutes’ Recent Clean Energy Bashing Vignette

Listening to last weekend’s 60 Minutes, I felt I was watching a Saturday Night Live sketch on parallel universes. The bash fest by Leslie Stahl seemed like it was co-written by the...

- December 23, 2013

2013 Draws to a Close: Clean Energy Scorecard

Global private capital renewable energy investments are still above $250 billion for 2013. While the final numbers are not in yet, 3rd quarter global renewable energy investments, according...

- October 21, 2013

Time to Consider Solar Net Metering Alternatives: Storage

The media has recently been full of stories about electric utilities being nervous and down right reactionary to adding solar (and wind) on the electric grid. On October 15th, The Huffington...

- April 23, 2013

President Obama's Proposed FY'14 Energy Budget: What's Missing?

The non-profit Environment and Energy Study Institute held one of its many Congressional briefings, and on Friday, April 19th, the briefing was on the Administration's proposed FY14...

- April 10, 2013

Rebuttal: Faulty or Incomplete Analysis Skews Numbers and Conclusions for Renewable Energy

Matthew Stepp's analysis of an NREL Renewables study appeared here and in The Washington Post on April 5th.

- March 07, 2013

Obama: Good Instincts, Solid Achievements, Weak Surrogates

Here we have a President who has been emphatic on green energy and has put money where his mouth is: $90 billion in the Stimulus Bill (ARRA), highest car mileage standards ever (CAFÉ,...

Scott Sklar

Scott Sklar

Scott, founder and president of The Stella Group, Ltd., in Washington, DC, is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Energy Coalition and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, the...

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