Women in Power: Managing California's Electric Grid Takes Nerves of Steel, and a Knack for Collaboration

August 30, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Women and California's Grid

In California – just beyond the outlets, thermostats, and light switches – are more than 40,000 miles of interconnected power lines, some 1,000 generation facilities with more than 55,000 megawatts of capacity, and some of clean energy’s most brilliant women in the control room.[read more]

Women, Energy Access, and India's Elections

April 28, 2014 by Justin Guay

By May 12, an expected 815 million voters will have gone to the polls to vote in India's general election. With Indian women voting at increasing rates, politicians are attempting to court female voters more than ever. But the topic of energy should not be overlooked in this election.[read more]


Top 10 Women of Solar Energy

February 22, 2014 by Lisa Ann Pinkerton

Top Women of Solar

Anyone who's tried to get a ticket to the consistently sold out Women in Solar Breakfast panels during Solar Power International knows the female contingent of this industry is passionate about carving out and defending their seats at the proverbial table.[read more]

How to Market Solar Energy to Women , and Why It's Important

November 11, 2013 by Rosana Francescato

Solar Energy and Women

There’s a lot of discussion in the solar industry these days about how to reach consumers. With less than 1% of power in the U.S. coming from solar, we’re talking about a huge untapped market. And most people still have misconceptions about solar power.[read more]

Rosie the Riveter On A Wind Turbine: Women And The Growing Green Economy

April 10, 2013 by Joseph Romm

green empowerment?

Growing at a rate four times faster than all other jobs, the green sector offers new opportunities for good-paying jobs across the U.S. and raises the question: Are women benefiting from the transition to a green economy as much as men?[read more]

We Need More Crazy-Smart Women Leaders in Cleantech

July 7, 2011 by Scott Edward Anderson

Lucinda Bromwyn DuncalfeMy friend Lucinda Bromwyn Duncalfe always makes me think. She's "crazy-smart," as she likes to say of others.  One of the smartest people I know.  So I pay attention to what she says or what she writes about. Lucinda is a serial CEO.  Her gift is to see the potential in a company or its product...[read more]

Women and nuclear awareness

October 13, 2010 by Joseph Koblich

By Kelle Barfield Clearly, our attempts to generate greater understanding of energy challenges exclude no member of the public. Young and old, Democrat and Republican, male and female–all must be the aim of public information about U.S. energy policy in general and nuclear energy in particular. Years of industry surveys, however,...[read more]

New Studies Find that the Same Tools that Empower Women also Combat Climate Change

October 12, 2010 by Frances Beinecke

As the mother of three daughters, I am routinely reminded of how important it is for women to make informed decisions about their health, their families, and their future. The conditions and opportunities we have in the U.S. are not the same worldwide. According to international development experts, women who do not have access to basic...[read more]

Women’s role in a warming world

May 27, 2010 by Joseph Romm

In June climate negotiators will reconvene in Bonn, Germany for an interim meeting to discuss the working text of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC, the international treaty that aims to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent climate change’s worst...[read more]

Let’s talk (carefully) about climate and population

November 18, 2009 by Marc Gunther

Have you heard that we’re getting new neighbors? Demographers expect that the number of people living on earth—now about 6.8 billion—will grow to between 8 and 11 billion by 2050. Whether population tops out at the high or the low end of those projections will have a huge impact on climate change. So population control is again claiming...[read more]