clean energy industry

Elon Musk: Apple’s Electric Car Plans Are an ‘Open Secret’ in Silicon Valley

January 13, 2016 by Stephen Lacey

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has said that it is an "open secret" that Apple is developing an electric car, believed to be codenamed Titan. Apple, however, has not made any announcement with regards to such a vehicle, even though a car mounted with cameras registered to the iPhone-maker was seen on US roads in 2015.[read more]

FirstEnergy's Consistency, or Lack Thereof

October 29, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

FirstEnergy and Consistency

The list of things FirstEnergy isn’t good at continues to grow. First it was transparency. Then accuracy. Now it’s time to add consistency to the list. FirstEnergy spoke out in favor of deregulation – and the competition it enabled – and against government support. Now it wants a bailout.[read more]

What's a Bigger Business in Florida: Clean Energy or Ag Exports?

June 15, 2015 by Jim Pierobon

Florida Energy and State Economics

If one were to ask what industry in Florida harbors the strongest growth prospects, it might be difficult to look beyond the state's bountiful agricultural products. But energy users and policymakers in the Sunshine State, led by Governor Rick Scott, should wake up to how fast clean energy is growing there.[read more]

Clean Energy Industry is Not Yet Mature, and That's a Good Thing

March 9, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Clean Energy Industry Maturity

Last year, global investment in clean, renewable sources of energy grew by a better-than-expected 16 percent to $310 billion, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Industry watchers applauded the strong showing, but the numbers imply more than just robust growth.[read more]

An Illustrated Guide to the State of America's Clean Energy Sector

February 9, 2015 by Stephen Lacey

Clean Energy Sector Status Report

There are hundreds of statistics outlined in the Bloomberg New Energy Finance's sustainable energy fact book that was released this week. In this post is a collection of data points from the report that provide insight into how each sector fared in 2014.[read more]

Grains of Rice, Japanese Swords, and Solar Panels

December 1, 2014 by Adam Whitmore

Solar and Growth

Greenpeace did much better than many at projecting the growth of renewable energy sources in the 2000s. Their projections were very close to outturn for wind – the 1999 projections were a little below outturn, the 2002 projections a little above. However even Greenpeace underestimated the growth of solar.[read more]

Getting Cleantech Through its Awkward Teen Years

November 18, 2014 by Matt Stewart

Cleantech and the Mainstream

Not so long ago, cleantech was mired in a troubled childhood. Efficiency bored people into a coma, solar was expensive. Some companies accepted government support, some failed, providing fodder for political attack. Cleantech was a dirty word. Just think Solyndra. Now the pendulum has swung back.[read more]

Raymond James' Pavel Molchanov Sees Stars in the Expanding Cleantech Universe

April 4, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Pavel Molchanov joined Raymond James & Associates in 2003 and began work as part of the energy research team, becoming an analyst in 2006. He initiated coverage on the alternative energy/clean technology sector in 2006, followed by the integrated oil and gas sector in 2009.[read more]

Report: The Future of Chile's Energy Sector Lies with Renewable Energy

March 28, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Chile and Renewables

The Chilean Renewable Energy Center released its annual report for 2013 and Chile’s non-conventional renewable energy sector is where the action is. While conventional energy projects linger in judicial appeals and administrative reviews, developers are advancing renewable projects with gusto.[read more]

60 Minutes Hit Job On Clean Energy Ignores The Facts

January 7, 2014 by Joseph Romm

60 Minutes and Clean Energy

Clean technology is booming by every key indicator, but you would never know that from Sunday’s 60 Minutes piece touting a “Cleantech Crash.” As documented in a recent Department of Energy report, the only thing in cleantech that is crashing is the cost of key components.[read more]