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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    

Time to Bury Cap and Trade and Plan Anew

Cap and trade is dead. Again. For real this time. Reports put the time of death at 1 P.M. EST, July 22nd, 2010. That is when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid emerged from a meeting of the Democratic Caucus without enough support for even a severely...

Posted July 23, 2010    

With Seconds on the Clock, Democrats May Waste Last Chance for Clean Energy Win

With the final seconds ticking down on the Congressional clock, President Obama and Senate Democrats emerged from a White House summit with Republican moderates Tuesday still lacking any plan to score a last minute win for clean energy. Wasted...

Posted June 30, 2010    

Scaled-Back Climate Bill Likely to Strand Energy Innovation

[Updated, 6/29. See below]As President Obama prepares to sit down with a gaggle* of 23 senators tomorrow to try to cobble together a path to passage for energy (and climate?) legislation this year, there is a lot of talk about a scaled-back cap and...

Posted June 28, 2010    

Clean Energy COMPETES: Strengthening Clean Energy Competitiveness through the America COMPETES Reauthorization

By Jesse Jenkins, Mark Muro, and Rob Atkinson, originally at the New Republic Having passed the U.S. House of Representatives on May 28th, the America COMPETES Act, America's flagship competitiveness legislation, will soon be debated in the U.S....

Posted June 4, 2010    

PODCAST: Dow Corning Sees Bright Future for Solar in the US – IF We Get the Policies Right

The solar industry is rapidly evolving, driving both economies of scale and remarkable innovation that gives solar power a bright future in the United States, if we get the policies right, according to Eric Peeters, Business Vice President for Solar...

Posted May 31, 2010    

Clearing the Clean Energy Innovation Threshold

The latest from the Brookings Institution's Mark Muro is a perfectly succinct summary of how one should judge the coming Kerry-(Graham?)-Lieberman Senate climate and energy bill, reportedly scheduled for release this Wednesday: What is clear, though...

Posted May 10, 2010