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Interior Department's Lease Auction and Wind Energy Innovation

June 13, 2013 by Matthew Stepp

Offshore Wind Energy

The Department of Interior announced this week the first-ever competitive offshore wind auction. Many policymakers and advocates are hailing it as a milestone moment.[read more]

To Frack Or Not? Just One Of The Questions

March 31, 2013 by Keith Schneider
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The question is whether the U.S. has the capacity to significantly reduce the threats from fracking through regulatory safeguards. Or are there aspects that are so inherently dangerous that fracking should not be allowed at all?[read more]

Solar Crowdfunding in California: Part 2, Everybody Solar

December 18, 2012 by Rosana Francescato

As the price of solar has plummeted and leases have become more widespread, many more Americans have been able to go solar. But what about the 75% who can’t?More options are emerging for solar for the rest of us -- including Mosaic’s new online marketplace, which is making it possible for people to invest in...[read more]

Solar Crowdfunding in California: Part 1, RE-volv

December 14, 2012 by Rosana Francescato
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As the price of solar has plummeted and leases have become more widespread, many more Americans have been able to go solar. But what about the 75% who can’t?More options are emerging for solar for the rest of us -- including Mosaic’s new online marketplace, which is making it possible for people to invest in...[read more]

Do You Have A Right To Wind Power?

March 24, 2011 by Clifford Rohde

Interesting article on wind as a property interest in Texas: The Texas Wind Estate: Wind as a Natural Resource and a Severable Property Interest (University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 44, No. 2, p. 429, 2011 ), by: Alan J. Alexander, University of Michigan Law School The article states: [T]o fully utilize [Texas] energy...[read more]

A ‘fresh look’ at onshore oil and gas drilling - Obama and Salazar move to protect lands in American West

June 1, 2010 by Joseph Romm
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The Obama administration is moving briskly to erect new protections against environmentally destructive energy development practices in the American West even as it grapples with the cascading effects of the catastrophic BP oil disaster in the Gulf—and the federal oversight lapses that may have contributed to it.  CAP’s Tom...[read more]