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Nissan Leaf Tries to Jolt Sales vs. Chevy Volt with TV Ad

Nissan Leaf is losing ground to its hybrid competitor the Chevy Volt. In fact, some report that Volt has been kicking Leaf's butt -- or at least blowing Leafs off of the lawn? So Nissan has decided to take on Volt the old-fashioned way: with a TV...

Posted May 31, 2011    

Meet BERT, Your Energy Control Freak

Will Ernie be next?Remember when your mom would shout at you to turn off the lights when you left a room?  Well, now there's an electronic mom that does it for you without the yelling. They call it BERT, which stands for Best Energy Reduction...

Posted May 18, 2011    

Insights into the Philly Cleantech Market, Investing, and Best Industry Blogs

Chris Williams and The Green SkepticChris Williams of The Green Light Distrikt interviewed me last week about Philadelphia Cleantech scene, water, cleantech investing, and my favorite industry blogs. He's posted the results in byte-sized morsels...

Posted March 31, 2011    

Global Clean Energy Investment $243 billion; US Drops to 3rd

Once the top dog in clean energy, the United States dropped to third place in terms of investment, falling further from the top spot it held in 2008, with only $34 billion in private clean energy investments. China continues to lead, according to...

Posted March 30, 2011    

Cities, Climate Change and the Global Water Crisis | Audio

Last week for World Water Day (March 22nd, 2011), I participated in an exclusive webinar about how global cities are dealing with the challenge of managing their most essential resource. Listen to the audio at Sustainable Cities Collective (...

Posted March 30, 2011    

3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Cleantech Investment Forum

The Mid-Atlantic Cleantech Investment Forum has become the premier showcase for clean- and greentech companies and investors in the region. A collaboration between the Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic (of which I am co-founder) and Blank Rome's...

Posted March 23, 2011    

Is that a Banana in Your Pocket or Are You Radioactive?

"Banana Equivalent Dose" was a concept new to me when it came to my attention via that font of much wisdom and arcana, Paul Kedrosky, who got it from William Gibson's Twitter stream (@GreatDismal). According to its Wikipedia entry,  "banana...

Posted March 18, 2011    

Daughter Interviews Her Nuclear Engineer Father About Fukushima Daiichi Disaster in Japan

BWR Mark I Containment Cutaway Evelyn Mervine is a self-described "geologist, writer, traveler, and aspiring polyglot."  She is currently a 5th-year PhD student in the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program and is also the...

Posted March 15, 2011    

Will Japan Disaster Set Back US Nuclear Program? Green Skeptic on FOX Business

This morning I talked with Stuart Varney of Fox Business about the future of nuclear power in America and the environmental impact of the crisis in Japan. Here is the video: Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com and a link to the...

Posted March 14, 2011    

Exelon's John Rowe on Energy Policy: Above All, Do No Harm

Exelon CEO John Rowe addressed the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, yesterday outlining an economic approach to energy policy for the 112th Congress. Rowe has always been forward-thinking on the issue of a price for carbon and...

Posted March 10, 2011    

First Solar: Great Expectations in the Sun

I've lived through the best of times and the worst of times with First Solar (FSLR). Readers of The Green Skeptic know I've been long FSLR for so long. I'm not giving up now. The company reports 4th quarter and full-year earnings after the close...

Posted February 24, 2011    

Canadians More Likely than Americans to Believe in Climate Change?

More Canadians than Americans believe climate change is real, according to two surveys of public opinion on climate change commissioned by the Public Policy Forum and Sustainable Prosperity. Their findings indicate that belief in climate change...

Posted February 23, 2011