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As DOE Wraps Up Recovery Act Energy Investments, Does Clean Tech Funding Cliff Loom?

Today marks a milestone for the US Department of Energy and the United States: the official end of the largest investment in the nation's clean energy technology and industries in American history. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

Posted September 30, 2010    

Does November GOP Win Spell the End for Clean Energy Progress? Maybe Not

By Jesse Jenkins, originally at the Breakthrough InstituteAccording to most electoral prognosticators, Republicans are poised to win major victories in the upcoming November midterm elections, with control of both the House and Senate within their...

Posted September 14, 2010    

Republican Candidates Wield Cap and Trade as Political Weapon

If you live in states like Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia or Kentucky, you may have already seen them: new political hatchet ads attacking Democrats and even some moderate Republicans for support of Congressional cap and trade bills....

Posted September 9, 2010    

WattHead's Fifth Birthday!

Time sure flies! I nearly forgot to note the passage of WattHead.org's fifth birthday as a blog! Inaugurated August 11, 2005, WattHead now enters its sixth year featuring energy news, original analysis, and opinionated commentary on the critical...

Posted August 27, 2010    

Gates: Invest in Innovation to Make Clean Energy Cheap

In a new interview with Technology Review, Bill Gates nails the global energy and climate challenge and discusses the need for dramatic increases in energy R&D funding to make clean energy cheap. Bill Gates has been speaking out publicly over...

Posted August 25, 2010    

White House Report: Stimulus Driving Clean Energy Innovation, Manufacturing, Markets – But What Comes Next?

With global competition mounting and Recovery Act momentum poised to fade, can the Obama Administration secure a lasting clean energy legacy?The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has funded breakthrough innovation and new growth industries that...

Posted August 25, 2010    

Leading the Clean Energy Charge: An Interview with Vice Admiral Lee Gunn

Aggressive new efforts are underway to end the U.S. military’s reliance on oil by catalyzing clean energy technology innovation and adoption. That is exactly the right approach to enhance the strategic and tactical capabilities of the armed forces...

Posted August 24, 2010    

Can the Military Lead the Clean Energy Charge?

Aggressive new efforts are underway to end the U.S. military’s reliance on oil by catalyzing clean energy technology innovation and adoption. That is exactly the right approach to enhance the strategic and tactical capabilities of the armed forces...

Posted August 24, 2010    

Does New Republican Bill Signal Bipartisan Support for Clean Energy Investment?

New legislation introduced by Republican Representative Devin Nunes (CA) and backed by several GOP House members would invest billions into renewable energy deployment, signaling an opportunity for bipartisan support for clean energy technology...

Posted August 20, 2010    

Unfulfilled Promises on Clean Energy Technology?

There's been some change over at WhiteHouse.gov's energy and environment page, but probably not the kind we had in mind when we heard President Obama's oft-repeated campaign slogan, "Change You Can Believe In."A number of (as yet unfulfilled) energy...

Posted August 19, 2010    

Deutsche Bank's Parker: Senate Clean Energy Policy Failure Driving Investor Exodus

The failure of the U.S. Senate to pass clean energy and climate legislation has caused investment giant Deutsche Bank to take its clean energy dollars elsewhere, according to Kevin Parker, Global Head of Asset Management for the firm. "They're...

Posted August 18, 2010    

"Climate Bill Set Aside, What's Next for U.S. Energy Policy"

I appeared last Friday on 88.9 KCRW Santa Monica and Public Radio International's nationally-syndicated show "To the Point" to discuss the recent withdrawal by Sen Harry Reid (D-NV) of a compromised Energy bill based on largely on a framework of Cap...

Posted July 27, 2010