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Webcast Replay: Power Outages and Our Vulnerable Grid

August 20, 2012 by Henry Spethmann

Power Outages and Our Vulnerable Grid:Can Distributed Energy Resources Deliver Grid Reliability? The massive power outages that shocked India at the beginning of August and the recent power disruptions that left 3 million people in the mid-Atlantic U.S. sweltering during a heat wave are just the latest in a pattern of outages caused by...[read more]

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Webinar Replay: The Department of Defense and Energy Innovation

June 28, 2012 by Henry Spethmann

The Department of Defense and Energy Innovation:Can The Military Lead the Way to Smarter Energy? The U.S. military has deep resources, incentives to innovate, and a history of developing groundbreaking technologies that have spilled over into market-changing private sector applications. What can be learned from the Department of Defense...[read more]

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Audio Archive: Avoiding the Clean Tech Crash

May 23, 2012 by Henry Spethmann

Avoiding the Clean Tech Crash:Can Renewable Energy Achieve Subsidy Independence? Federal clean tech funding is poised to decline 75 percent by 2014 compared to 2009, according to a recent report from a diverse group of think tanks titled "Beyond Boom and Bust: Putting Clean Tech on a Path to Subsidy Independence". The coming expiration...[read more]

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Audio Archive: Energy Storage and Renewable Power

April 19, 2012 by Henry Spethmann

Energy Storage and Renewable Power:Is Storage a Solution to Renewable Intermittence and Grid Inefficiency? The intermittent nature of natural, carbon-free energy sources like the sun or wind has always been one of renewable power's major limitations, leaving us reliant on fossil fuels or nuclear power to supply the majority of so-called...[read more]

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Audio Archive: Unlocking the Next Energy Breakthroughs

March 9, 2012 by Henry Spethmann

What technologies are at the cutting edge of energy innovation in 2012, and which ones show the most promise for helping us to establish a sustainable energy future and power our economy in the process? What are the respective roles of the public and private sectors in driving innovation in the space?Following on the heels of the...[read more]

The Future of Oil & Gas: Exploring New Innovation in Old-Fashioned Energy Webcast Recap

February 6, 2012 by Sheila Oliva
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Sheila Oliva recaps The Energy Collective's last webinar. Great for those who missed it![read more]

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Audio Archive: The Future of Oil & Gas: Exploring New Innovation in Old-Fashioned Energy

February 3, 2012 by Henry Spethmann

While renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and biofuels experience unprecedented levels of growth and attention, such projections seem to confirm that these fossil fuels will make up large parts of our energy mix for quite some time to come.With that in mind, it's important to ask: What significant innovations, if any, are...[read more]

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Audio & Slides: "How to Save a Planet On a Budget" Part 1 - Carbon Markets

December 19, 2011 by Amelia Timbers

Welcome to the audio archive & slides for the first chunk of our green finance summit "How To Save The Planet on A Budget". This first session focuses on carbon: 1. Carbon: Pricing It, Taxing It + Trading It, Moderated by Gernot Wagner Featuring: Janet Peace, Lee Thiessen, Lucas Merrill Brown[read more]

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Audio & Slides: "How to Save a Planet On a Budget" Part 2 - Making the Green Business Case

December 19, 2011 by Amelia Timbers

Welcome to the audio archive & slides for the first chunk of our green finance summit "How To Save The Planet on A Budget". This second hour looks as the real-life challenges with making green business profitable.[read more]

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Archive: "How to Save a Planet On a Budget" Part 3 - Lessons For Cleantech

December 19, 2011 by Amelia Timbers

This third hour focuses on the venture capital environment for cleantech. Cleantech VC Environment, Moderated by Jesse Jenkins Featuring: Will Coleman, Scott Edward Anderson & Dan Shugar[read more]

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Financing Key Bottleneck For Sustainable Energy Development

November 22, 2011 by Amelia Timbers
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Money, money, money, money! Energy!That's not how the O Jays' song goes. But it may as well, and its my mental soundtrack whenever I engage in discussions of green finance. Financing and funding is a key holdup in renewable development, and indeed, in almost ever sustainability policy effort I can think of.What's frustrating is that it's...[read more]

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Microgrids: Game Changing Solutions: An Audio Archive

October 6, 2011 by TheEnergyCollective Admin

Proponents of these technologies argue that they are capable of: Improving overall reliability on both sides of the grid/microgrid junctures Reducing operating costs Expediting introduction of these technologies into the distribution grid – the weakest part of the supply chain in the developed world. Offering cost effective and...[read more]

Audio Archive: Growing Wind Power

August 15, 2011 by Energy Collective

Can the growth of the wind industry substantially reduce our dependence on fossil fuels? And if so, how soon? What evolutions in technology, policy, and economics are necessary to drive that growth? What are the obstacles to a large increase in wind power?[read more]

Audio Archive: Fukushima and Nuclear Power

July 8, 2011 by Amelia Timbers
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Listen to The Energy Collective's panelists as they seek answers to questions raised after Fukushima and discuss nuclear power's role in our energy future[read more]

Nukes: Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them

June 28, 2011 by Marc Gunther
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I hate to paraphrase a terrible sexist joke but when it comes to nuclear power, I sometimes feel like we can’t live with it and we can’t live without it. There are lots of reasons to worry about nuclear power. No. 1 may be cost. As I noted last week,  a recent report from the Union of Concerned Scientists tallied up the costs of...[read more]