Global Food Waste Explained, with Five Tomatoes [VIDEO]

September 19, 2013 by Lindsay Wilson

Global Food Waste

Food has a huge environmental footprint: 24% of greenhouse gas emissions, 40% of land use, 70% of water use and 75% of deforestation. The world produces enough calories to feed 14 billion people, but 800 million go hungry, and Food waste contributes to this problem.[read more]

Road to Daegu Series: Modernization of the Russian Energy Sector

July 18, 2013 by Sheila Oliva

Russian Energy Roundtable

Siemens “Road to Daegu” activities leading up to the World Energy Congress hosted a Round Table discussion in Russia, where the panel discussed the country’s energy market.[read more]


Smart Grid: From Vision to Benefits

April 16, 2012 by Sonita Lontoh

Conversations on the vision, challenges, and benefits of the smart grid with Sonita Lontoh of Trilliant and Christine Hertzog of the Smart Grid Library. A TV interview archive.[read more]


There is No Universal Solution for Promoting Renewable Energy Resources

March 19, 2012 by Michael Weinhold

In the coming years, renewable energy resources are going to play a much bigger role in the energy mix – especially in Germany, but also in Europe and worldwide. However, when it comes to harvesting renewable sources, fluctuations in their availability pose some challenges. These can be overcome.[read more]

Ideas for Clean Energy Job Creation

January 6, 2012 by A Siegel

Today,  Steve Lacey at the Center for American Progress published 20 Ideas for Job Creation: Keep Focused on Clean Energy. To build on the many good (or even excellent) ideas in that list (repeated below the fold), here are ideas 21-30 of places to go for Clean Energy Jobs: Go to your mortgage broker:  Ed Mazria/Architecture...[read more]

2012 Budget Increases Nuclear Energy Research Funding

January 6, 2012 by Jesse Jenkins

Before adjourning to watch yule logs and eat holiday hams, Congress actually managed to pass a 2012 budget bill. ITIF's Matthew Stepp provided us with an early analysis of the bill's impact on energy innovation funding. Funding for key Department of Energy (DOE) innovation offices are up by a modest 2.5 percent relative to the 2011...[read more]

Energy Pricing Predictions for 2012

January 1, 2012 by Matthew Cook

The oil price has rarely fallen below $100 a barrel since the Arab Spring threatened supplies at the start of 2011. Libya is now nearly back at full-scale production post-war, which some suggest could increase global supply and theoretically lead to price falls. But other analysts believe other Opec powers such as Saudi ...[read more]

Let’s Shelve the Small Talk: Boost Energy Innovation to Reduce America’s 3 Deficits

December 9, 2011 by Matthew Stepp

 Robert Solow, Nobel laureate and father of neoclassical economic growth theory, says that policymakers’ current economic solutions are nothing more than “drivel” and that spurring innovation – especially energy innovation – must be a central goal of public policy moving forward.   As ITIF and the Breakthrough Institute...[read more]

Follow Up: Post Your Questions & Responses From "How To Save The Planet On A Budget"

December 1, 2011 by Amelia Timbers

Thank you so much for a terrific webinar! In a few days, we'll have an audio recording of this amazing presentiation up in this post's slot. We kept a fast pace to get to all the speakers in the 3 hour time slot, and we know we didn't get a chance to get to everyone's questions. Please post your unanswered or unasked questions in the...[read more]

The Polarization of Energy

November 24, 2011 by Christopher Williams

It’s no secret that at the core of the Supercommittee’s failure earlier this week is the increasing polarization of American politics. Huffington Post contributor and law professor June Carbone illustrates this transition over the past half-century: “A half century ago, neither political party disproportionately consisted of those who...[read more]

Understanding the Water- Energy- Food Nexus

November 4, 2011 by Lou Grinzo

“Understanding the Nexus”, Water Energy Food Nexus, Bonn 2011: Background paper for the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference is now available This paper for the Bonn 2011 Conference presents initial evidence for how a nexus approach can enhance water, energy and food security in a green economy by increasing efficiency, reducing trade-offs, and...[read more]

Review: "Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock that Shaped the World"

September 29, 2011 by Steve Skutnik

Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock that Shaped the World, by Tom ZoellnerI recently have had a bit of down time in the transition to my new career (having finished my Ph.D. and waiting to begin my new job at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in October), so while perusing the library this weekend, Zoellner's popular history of Uranium...[read more]

Energy ≠ Power

September 7, 2011 by Alex Trembath

Bay Area locals may recognize this ad, which I found on BART. I thought it was hilarious, though you may not unless you share my appreciation for energy/power errors in your sense of humor.I've taken better pictures in my life. The caption reads: "Power from the sun: 400,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilowatts per second." This of course makes...[read more]

Energy Policy On The Go

August 29, 2011 by Robert Rapier

There were several energy stories of note in the Energy Ticker last week that could have been fodder for a column. Instead, I will just highlight them here with some brief commentary.[read more]

6 Energy Topics For US Presidential Candidates

August 19, 2011 by David Hone

As the US heads into the process of electing its next President, many subjects and issues will be debated. While climate change may not be the defining issue of the moment in the USA, given the long term importance of the subject it would be useful to understand how the various candidates for office might seek to shape the energy and climate policy landscape through this decade.[read more]