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The Energy Gang: The Solar Federal Tax Credit - Will Expiration Kill Jobs or Make Installers Stronger? [PODCAST]

March 30, 2015 by Stephen Lacey

Federal Solar Subsidies and Industry Risk

The federal investment tax credit has enabled dramatic growth in the United States solar energy industry. But its looming expiration, coming soon in 2017, is causing some within the solar business to ask: will it still be needed to continue that growth?[read more]

The Energy Gang: Why a Successful Cleantech Venture Capitalist Tripled Down on the Sector [PODCAST]

March 23, 2015 by Stephen Lacey

Cleantech Investment and Growth

Nancy Pfund, the founder of DBL Investors, has supported some of the most successful modern clean energy companies, including Tesla, SolarCity, PowerLight and BrightSource. And unlike many other firms, DBL isn’t backing down from some of the riskier, more capital-intensive investments.[read more]

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Keystone Showdown: The Political, Economic, and Environmental Consequences of the Pipeline Fight

January 28, 2015 by Amelia Smith

The podcast for the exclusive #energychat webinar that occurred on January 26th.[read more]

Stem to Install 1MW of Networked Behind-the-Meter Batteries in Hawaii

September 20, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Hawaii Networked Batteries

Hawaii is facing some serious disruptions from its growing share of distributed rooftop solar, and it’s going to try Stem’s distributed grid energy storage as a solution. On Thursday, utility Hawaiian Electric announced it had picked the Millbrae for a 1-megawatt pilot project on the island of Oahu.[read more]


Winds of Change for Cleaner Energy and More Efficiency in Virginia, How Steep is the Uphill Struggle?

May 13, 2014 by Jim Pierobon

Clean Energy and Efficiency Support in Virginia

“What’s amazing is the stranglehold the coal industry and Dominion Power have over Virginia’s political system,” said political commentator Lowell Feld. “It’s frustrating because there is huge potential for renewable energy in this state. These industries can hang for on a long time. It’s difficult to uproot them.”[read more]


The Watt Hour, with Guest Eric Maltzer [PODCAST]

April 14, 2014 by Reid Capalino

To assess the re-emergence of climate change as a topic of intense public discussion, I sat down with Eric Maltzer, who for four years worked on clean energy and global climate policy at the US State Department. Our hour-long conversation covers a wide range of topics.[read more]

Mixed Signals and Missed Opportunities as India Puts the Brakes on HFC Phase-Down Talks

October 31, 2013 by David Doniger

After a summer of diplomatic progress at the level of presidents and prime ministers, expectations were high that countries would launch negotiations on phasing down the dangerous heat-trapping HFCs at meetings of the Montreal Protocol in Bangkok last week.[read more]

Germany's Clean Energy Push: What Can the World Learn? Webcast Recording

July 17, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

What can the rest of Europe, the U.S., and other nations learn from one wealthy nation's aggressive clean energy push? On July 9, we asked an expert panel about the important lessons from the Energiewende. Listen to the podcast here.[read more]


What's Needed For Effective Natural Gas Legislation?

January 18, 2013 by Tom Plant

Red Tape via Shutterstock

Hydraulic Fracturing technologies combined with horizontal drilling techniques have generated access to an unprecedented volume of natural gas throughout the US. Now, regulators and businesses are examining ways in which they can harvest the enormous bounty of fuel, while still protecting the environment and the public from the potentially negative impacts of exploration.[read more]

The Future of Oil & Gas: Exploring New Innovation in Old-Fashioned Energy Webcast Recap

February 6, 2012 by Sheila Oliva

Sheila Oliva recaps The Energy Collective's last webinar. Great for those who missed it![read more]


Audio Archive: Smarter Grid, Better Demand Response

May 9, 2011 by TheEnergyCollective Admin

Featuring:Patty Durand is the Executive Director for the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, a consumer focused non-profit aiming to promote the understanding and benefits of modernized electrical systems. Pattyhas previously conducted smart grid research at Georgia Institute of Technology, and served as the State Director for the...[read more]

Cities, Climate Change and the Global Water Crisis | Audio

March 30, 2011 by Scott Edward Anderson

Last week for World Water Day (March 22nd, 2011), I participated in an exclusive webinar about how global cities are dealing with the challenge of managing their most essential resource. Listen to the audio at Sustainable Cities Collective (length 01:01:06)    or download here   Panelists included Dr. Paul Bowen...[read more]


WEBINAR *NOW* - eMobility Challenge: Electric Cars and How to Keep Them Charged- Still Time to Join

March 19, 2011 by Richard McGill Murphy

TODAY at 1pm, my Fortune magazine colleague Marc Gunther will host an Energy Collective webinar on the eMobility Challenge: Electric Cars and How to Keep Them Charged. Marc's expert guests will tackle the challenge and opportunity of widespread EV adoption, focussing on the various charging network options and their impact...[read more]


Audio Archive: Energy in China

February 2, 2011 by Energy Collective

According to a 2010 International Energy Agency report, Chinese energy consumption has doubled over the past decade, and will soar 75 percent by 2035, accounting for more than a third of total global consumption growth. To date, the largest portion of this demand has been met by burning coal, raising serious concerns about CO2 emissions and the battle against climate change, but China has also begun to aggressively invest in alternative energy.[read more]

Using open science though "OzEA" to solve Australia's climate problems?

December 16, 2010 by Barry Brook

The project continues to hum away in the background, building momentum. For those who don’t recall what OzEA is, read these two posts from earlier in the year on BNC: OZ-ENERGY-ANALYSIS.ORG – open science for the new millennium OzEA modelling – large-scale wind power using a bucket storage model and gas backup...[read more]