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Busting the Myth of the “Clean-Tech Crash”

Over the past few months, we’ve heard growing speculation about the coming “crash” in the clean-tech sector.  Wired published a widely-read piece, “Why the Clean Tech Boom Went Bust,” The New Republic attempted to write Secretary Chu’s...

Posted February 15, 2012    

Business Titans Urge Lawmakers on Energy Innovation Spending

On Tuesday, a group of the nation’s most formidable business leaders — including Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Bank of America Chairman Chad Holliday – gathered in Washington, DC to deliver a full-throated warning to lawmakers: increase the...

Posted September 14, 2011    

Romney Endorses Federal Investment in Energy Innovation

Today, the Romney campaign released his 59-point economic plan in a 160-page book (PDF here). While most of the energy policy section is spent debunking the “green jobs myth” and calling for expanded domestic fossil fuel production, it endorses a...

Posted September 7, 2011    

Green Scissors 2011: A Misguided Proposal for Budget and Environmental Reform

This post was co-authored by another TEC blogger, Matthew Stepp, Clean Energy Policy Analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Originally published at Americans for Energy Leadership. In the aftermath of the debt...

Posted August 29, 2011    

It’s The Chinese, Stupid

Published by National Journal’s Energy & Environment Expert Blog It’s time to take off the kid gloves in the energy debate. For the last five years, clean-tech advocates have extolled the potential benefits of a clean energy economy. You know...

Posted August 26, 2011    

ARPA-E Funding Still Falls Short

On Friday, the House of Representatives voted on its final version of the 2012 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bill. In terms of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) — the Department of Energy’s flagship energy...

Posted July 20, 2011    

Brookings: Drive Energy Innovation to Grow the Clean Economy

Over the past few years, “green jobs” and the “clean economy” have become the growth mantra for a wide variety of energy, climate, and economic policy advocates. Much of this excitement has been productive and justified, but some of it has been...

Posted July 19, 2011    

Google: Energy Innovation Can Have A “Transformative Impact” On U.S.

A few years ago, the high-tech giant Google helped reframe the national energy and climate policy debate when it launched its “RE<C” program, or “renewable energy cheaper than coal.” The idea was clear: instead of primarily focusing on making...

Posted June 29, 2011    

Winning Our Energy Future with $15 billion for R&D

Today, we have an op-ed published in the Presidents' Day edition of The Plain Dealer, the largest newspaper in Ohio. The op-ed, "Winning Ohio's energy future," arrives one day before President Obama visits Cleveland to promote the administration's "...

Posted February 21, 2011    

Obama’s Climate Omission: Can We Disagree on Climate and Win on Clean Energy?

President Obama’s exclusion of “climate change” from the State of the Union, combined with Carol Browner’s exit as the administration’s top climate advisor, has sparked wide debate across the climate movement. On one hand, many climate advocates...

Posted January 31, 2011    

The Rise of Innovation Hawks

By Teryn Norris | Originally published at Americans for Energy LeadershipTwo nights ago, President Obama crystallized a new moment in U.S. political and economic history. The president is declaring it the “new Sputnik moment,” but whatever the label...

Posted January 28, 2011    

Speaking to President Obama on Energy

Andrew Revkin, who runs New York Times Dot Earth and formerly served as the lead NYT environment/energy reporter, has a new post, “America’s Energy Challenge, and Opportunity,” asking what people would say to President Obama about energy if he were...

Posted January 24, 2011