2009: The Year of the Shake-out; IEA Underestimates Renewables

Everyone in the industry has been preparing for a time of falling renewable energy prices, rapid consolidation, and a quick push-out of weak companies. That time is now. And the economic crisis is only speeding the process up.

Angus McCrone, Chief Editor of New Energy Finance joins us for a look at how the dismal economic climate is shaking things up in the wind, solar, geothermal and marine energy industries.

Then, Swiss MP Rudolf Reichsteiner talks about his new report, “Wind Power in Context — A Clean Revolution in the Energy Sector,” which criticizes the International Energy Agency for consistently underestimating the role of wind in the global energy mix.

Inside Renewable Energy offers the latest in renewable energy news and information.

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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 in touch through twitter! My profile name is: Stphn_Lacey

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