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Power Outage Unfortunate but Predictable

Power Outage Unfortunate but Predictable

In the wake of crippling power outages in the Eastern United States, officials with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), an energy think tank, called on U.S. energy policy makers to fundamentally change how the United States designs its electricity system to make it more reliable and more resilient.
US Ex-Im Bank trumpets renewables support

US Ex-Im Bank trumpets renewables support

The US Export-Import Bank opens its 2011 books, showing its commitment to renewable energies ... which is still unfortunately still a drop in the larger bucket of federal funding.
Green goals for heavy industries in the energy transition

Green goals for heavy industries in the energy transition

We have looked at the impacts of three of the most ‘hard-to-abate’ sectors and what alternatives may look like from the perspective of their emissions, costs and practicalities.
How hydropower can support a stable, low-carbon grid and healthy rivers

How hydropower can support a stable, low-carbon grid and healthy rivers

By transitioning to a 100% renewable energy grid with a sustainable hydropower backbone, we can curb the worst effects of climate change.
The Interview: Paul De Martini

The Interview: Paul De Martini

California's venture into electricity deregulation a decade ago led to what the children's author Lemony Snicket might refer to as a "series of unfortunate events."
The global economy fell down and went boom – will solar follow?

The global economy fell down and went boom – will solar follow?

The gloom in the current global economy needs no rehashing, and it's clear that the downturn will have an affect on the market for solar electric systems. Unfortunately, the global economic downturn is not the only situation currently affecting demand.
From the Editor

From the Editor

How do most people in developed economies perceive the impact of clean energy in their daily lives? In most cases, unfortunately, as an abstract concept. That is because the process of power generation is sufficiently far removed from how and where it is consumed as to be invisible to the end user.
Venture Capitalists: Money Is Tight in the Green Sector

Venture Capitalists: Money Is Tight in the Green Sector

If your clean tech company was looking for financing, the Clean Tech Investor Summit was the place to be. Unfortunately, if your clean tech company was counting on financing any time soon, the chances aren't good.
Nuclear Denial

Nuclear Denial

Nuclear power plants have a productive life of at least forty years. Unfortunately unlike other power plants, after forty years they cannot simply be decommissioned, razed and the site redeveloped into other uses.
Biomass Heat is Not Coal

Biomass Heat is Not Coal

Recent rules for proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions from boilers could have the unfortunate effect of killing the sustainable and rapidly growing industry of biomass heat.