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The Shale Revolution Did Not Pay Investors Well

March 3, 2015 by Deborah Lawrence

Shale Investment and Return

We have all heard of the “shale revolution”. It has been touted as the energy panacea of our time. Given the extreme hype, one would expect that such enthusiasm would translate into above average share performance for shale operators. This has not been the case.[read more]

Cleaner Air Gave Americans a $4,300 Pay Raise

July 2, 2014 by Gernot Wagner

The Clean Air Act of 1970 brings benefits that consistently trump costs to the tune of thirty to one: $30 in benefits for every dollar spent on protecting the air we breathe. This past decade alone, benefits for the average major clean air rule trumped costs to the tune of 10 to one.[read more]

Is It Getting Any Easier for Cleantech Firms to Cross the 'Valley of Death'?

February 27, 2014 by Martin LaMonica

Quick: name five cleantech companies that have successfully brought technology from the lab to market. Don't be surprised if you struggle. Some of the best minds in energy innovation at the MIT Energy Conference last week fumbled through that question as well.[read more]

Energy Products: Return on Investment Already Too Low

June 26, 2013 by Gail Tverberg

Energy Investment

our economy’s overall energy return on investment is already too low to maintain the economic system we are accustomed to. That is why the economy is showing signs of heading toward financial collapse.[read more]

A Green Infrastructure Unlocks Several Successful Environmental Initiatives

March 3, 2010 by Jonathan Smith

Cutting down on carbon emissions has been at the forefront of the Go Green movement. However, some initiatives that target a completely new, green infrastructure have gone unnoticed yet are essential to competitiveness, long-term sustainability, job growth, energy independence and national security. Efficiency and conservation are often...[read more]

Managing the Peak Fossil Fuel Transition

November 10, 2009 by Tom Konrad

EROI and EIRR: Current renewable energy technologies must be adopted in conjunction with aggressive Smart Growth and Efficiency if we hope to continue our current standard of living and complex society with diminished reliance on fossil fuels. These strategies have the additional advantage that they can work without large technological...[read more]