January 7 -- Over the last five years, American inventors and investors have delivered significant progress in developing and deploying key clean energy technologies, supported by Administration policies. Electricity production from solar and wind has doubled. Our cars and trucks go further on a gallon of gasoline, saving families money at the pump. And in 2012, U.S. carbon pollution fell to its lowest level in nearly 20 years. The simple fact is that key clean energy technology costs are continuing to come down, and these technologies are producing more American energy than ever before. >>View Article
January 7 -- No one in their right mind would stop administering an effective medicine to a sick child just because research was proceeding on a different cure. Yet, that’s essentially what Congress did when it let the nation’s suite of clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency tax incentives expire before leaving town for the holidays. >>View Article
January 6 -- Clean energy supporters pushed back Sunday against a "60 Minutes" report that cast the Obama administration's $91 billion clean energy stimulus as a potentially ill-advised investment of taxpayer dollars.
“It’s surprising that the '60 Minutes' piece on renewable energy was so far behind the times. Any keen observer of the industry knows that deployment is up, costs are down and consumers are saving money — more so now than ever before," said Michael Brower, interim chief executive with the American Council on Renewable Energy, which said the sector drew $240 billion in private investment worldwide and added 110,000 jobs in the United States in 2012. >>View Article
January 6 -- The first inklings of the idea came to Elon Musk and a cousin in an R.V. heading to the Burning Man festival in 2004.
Solar energy, they agreed, could be big.
But not even Mr. Musk, the billionaire behind the Tesla electric car, could have foreseen the solar power craze that is sweeping Wall Street. He and his cousins Peter and Lyndon Rive are riding a wave of exuberance over the industry and their young business, SolarCity. >>View Article
January 6 -- Renewable energy businesses work day in and day out to maximize Colorado’s use of renewable sources of power and to reduce our impact on global warming. >>View Article
January 3 -- It’s the season for looking back on past accomplishments and looking ahead to hopes and dreams left to fulfill. Unfortunately, it's also the season for signature-gatherers who ask us to sign on to ballot measures that on the surface seem quite reasonable but in fact would do the opposite of what they purport. >>View Article
January 3 -- In December ACORE released its new report titled “Renewable Energy In the 50 States: Northeast Region.” The report provides a detailed market and policy overview of states located in the Northeast region of the United States. During that time, I had the opportunity to talk about renewable energy in the Northeast with five ACORE members including Bob Cleaves, President and CEO of Portland, Maine-based Biomass Power Association. >>View Article
January 3 -- In an unprecedented decision, a Minnesota judge this week held that utility supplier Xcel Energy should invest in the solar energy developer Geronimo Energy rather than in natural gas generators because that choice is the better economical and environmental deal for the state. >>View Article