Sign up | Login with →

Posts by Jesse Jenkins Subscribe

Oregon Governor's Race Pits Three Clean Energy Champs

This year, Oregon voters will get to chose among a field of gubernatorial candidates that all have pretty strong clean energy and environmental chops and long track records serving Oregon. The Democratic contenders include both former Governor...

Posted April 2, 2010    

The Beginning of the End for Mountaintop Removal?

An update on the mountaintop removal front courtesy of Appalachian Voices. And no, this is thankfully not an April Fools Day post... Appalachian Voices Celebrates Historic EPA Action The science is in, and the Obama Administration is listening....

Posted April 1, 2010    

Poet Biofuels: Charting the Future of Ethanol?

From its start on the family farm with a single farm-scale ethanol facility to dozens of multi-million gallon per year biorefineries dotting the Midwest countryside, POET LLC of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is now the world's largest biofuels...

Posted March 29, 2010    

Without Affordable Clean Alternatives, South Africa Turns to Coal

Originally posted at the Breakthrough Institute South Africa's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, has an op ed in the Washington Post that illustrates the multi-faceted challenges facing developing nations as they struggle to provide the affordable...

Posted March 23, 2010    

After Health Care, Can Democrats Bag Climate Bill?

The Democratic Congress and the Obama Administration have managed to score a historic win on health care reform, one that will pave the way for near-universal health coverage and improve the lives of millions of Americans.  Now make way for a...

Posted March 22, 2010    

Think You Know What a 'Green Job' Is? Think Again

When you think 'green jobs,' do you conjure images of green hard hats, caulk guns, and tool belts? Well it might be time to start thinking about 'green' lab beakers, 'green' drafting tables and 'green' brief cases as well, because the careers needed...

Posted March 10, 2010    

[PODCAST] When the Rubber Meets the Road: Taking Cleantech to Scale

Financing your innovative cleantech company amidst an economic crisis, navigating a new and uncertain policy environment, and finding the early markets needed to take it all to scale. Not an easy task, but those are just some of the many challenges...

Posted March 2, 2010    

The Economics of Bloom Energy's "Breakthrough" Fuel Cell

With all the hype today around the release of the "breakthrough" Bloom Energy fuel cell (which has become known as the "Bloom box" and is referred to by Bloom as an "Energy Server"), it's good to find a couple of posts looking at some real details...

Posted February 24, 2010    

Werbach: Brown's Election Means Time for a Climate Agenda Plan B

Massachusetts has elected a Republican to the Senate seat once held by "Liberal Lion" Ted Kennedy.  And thus, the whole political world appears to have flipped upside down. For the climate agenda, at least, Scott Brown's election to the...

Posted January 20, 2010    

India Poised to Launch Far-Reaching National Solar Mission

Last summer, India announced an ambitious new National Solar Mission to transform the rapidly developing nation into a world leader in solar power.  The government announced a sweeping plan that included $100 billion in government investment...

Posted January 15, 2010    

PGE Takes Step Towards Closing Oregon's Only Coal Plant

Oregon's largest utility, Portland General Electric (PGE), announced it's moving forward on a plan to stop burning coal at the state's only operating coal plant. The investor-owned utility, which serves Portland, much of the surrounding metropolitan...

Posted January 14, 2010    

Will Copenhagen Mark the End of "Magical" Climate Thinking?

That's the question explored by the Breakthrough Institute's Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus in a new column in Foreign Policy that chronicles the climate odyssey of the past year - from President Obama's campaign and election through...

Posted January 13, 2010