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Business Leaders, Regulators, Lawmakers Explore 'Pathway to 2050'

August 16, 2014 by Bob Keough
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Business and the Future of Energy

“We will not grow our economy in spite of our climate goals, but because of our climate goals.” That was the message from Kish Rajan to the nearly 300 business and government leaders gathered in Sacramento August 6 to discuss the “Pathway to 2050” for energy and climate in California.[read more]

SolarCity Groupon: Crazy or Brilliant?

June 6, 2014 by Rosana Francescato
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Solar Groupon Offer

SolarCity announced a Groupon for home solar, eliciting a range of reactions from analysts and journalists. The deal offers customers $400 off home solar power when they purchase a $1 Groupon. Is it a desperate move, or a brilliant marketing ploy?[read more]

Some Perspective on the US EPA Carbon Regulations

June 4, 2014 by Roger Pielke, Jr.
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EPA Standards and Innovation

The bottom line of the new EPA emissions rules is that the regulations are an important step to help motivate the electricity generating sector to move closer to the technological frontier. There will of course be winners and losers, and thus heavy politics.[read more]

TiEcon Takes On Clean Energy For All

May 15, 2014 by Justin Guay

TiEcon and Clean Energy

 

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a non-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals headquartered in Silicon Valley. With interests in technology, innovation, and enterprise, a focus on supporting clean energy entrepreneurs and endeavors is a natural fit for these progressive leaders.[read more]

The Myths about Government that Kill Innovation

May 14, 2014 by Lewis Milford
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There is a steady drumbeat of statements arguing for limited government: Government should not pick winners. Government should not correct market failures. Only private companies should take risks. Government has never done innovation right.[read more]

Good Business: Yiyuan Environmental Group

April 2, 2014 by Charles Arthur

Good Environmental Business

Chen Chunhong is the managing director of the Shanghai-based, Yiyuan Environmental Group, a company that produces and markets toilets whose patented technology can save up to 83% of water compared with conventional 6-litre models.[read more]