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The Power of Wind Energy Compels You to Read This Report

Cai Steger, Energy Policy Analyst, New York, Center for Market InnovationHere’s some good news that shouldn’t get buried amid the summer heat and beach vacations: 2012 was a banner year for American wind power. That’s thanks in large part to federal...

Posted August 9, 2013    

Missing a Chance to Build our Clean Energy Economy

An important vote took place today on a critical bill to extend renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives in the Senate today.  Many of these policies either have expired or are about to expire at the end of this year, and this bill (...

Posted March 14, 2012    

Alternative Energy Future on Display at R&D 100 Awards

This is a guest post from 2011 NRDC MAP Fellow Lauren Kubiak.  With policy makers tied up in largely irrelevant arguments about clean energy, I turned my attention to a different area of energy: research and development.  Showcasing the...

Posted October 31, 2011    

Green Jobs Aren't Going Anywhere

In the last few weeks, it seems like every other day there’s been a different negative story about jobs in the new clean economy.  I responded to an especially bad one in the Times, but I’ve seen several more since.  Tuesday, David Brooks...

Posted September 9, 2011    

Thoughts On The Green Scissors Report

The most recent Green Scissors report is out, recommending hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies that could be cut to reduce the budget deficit and improve our environment.  Green Scissors provides a host of useful proposals to save tens...

Posted August 26, 2011    

Oversimplifying A Complex Topic - Measuring The "Sustainability" Of Renewable Energy

The environmental impact of electricity generation is an incredibly complicated issue.  Each electricity generation option, be it fossil fuel, nuclear or renewable, brings with it environmental costs and challenges.  Some of these same...

Posted June 14, 2011    

Continuing Resolution An Early Glimpse of a Complicated Clean Energy Landscape

With the dust settling in the multi-month fiscal 2011 federal budget drama, now may be a good time to take stock of its expected impact on the renewables industry, and what this could mean for the future.  Federal policy remains a prominent...

Posted April 14, 2011    

ARPA-E funding at risk in H.R. 1

As I noted in a previous blog (in conjunction with just about all of my colleagues), the Continuing Resolution currently being debated in the House means deep cuts for a disturbing amount of energy and environmental programs.  One especially...

Posted February 18, 2011    

New Survey on Renewable Energy and Cap & Trade

The market research firm Pike Research has a new survey out looking at consumer attitudes and awareness of a broad cross-section of energy and environment topics.  (white paper requires registration, press release has limited info).  Among...

Posted February 7, 2011