Blog

Clean Energy Politics: Less (Now) Can Be More (Later)

Would the passage of a federal CES make comprehensive climate and energy legislation more or less likely over the next decade?

Read more …

Clean Energy Innovation: Learning By Doing

Clean energy is a relatively new industry with a fairly steep learning curve. The downside of siting new, innovative projects is that they come with a lot of uncertainty. But the upside, which gets less attention, is that the deployment of clean energy is likely to decrease costs significantly.

Read more …

Weekly Clean Energy Links 4-3-11

Leading Clean Energy Ventures, the Council’s executive certificate program with Boston University School of Management was featured in a lengthy MassHighTech article. Nexamp acquired SolVera Energy, Obama gave a speech on oil dependency and much more.

Read more …

The Cleantech Revolution Will Not Be Televised

There's a shakeout underway in the cleantech venture sector, with many generalists abandoning dealmaking in cleantech to head for "easier" returns in social media, and many sectoral specialists having a hard time raising new funds. But there's a revolution underway in cleantech, and it's being led by the entrepreneurs.

Read more …

What Is A Cluster?

We talk a lot about clusters at the Clean Energy Council – Peter Rothstein’s post yesterday, for example - but what exactly do we mean?

Read more …

Obama’s Energy Speech and the Clean Energy Standard

Today, Obama will deliver a speech at George Washington University to address concerns over the nation’s rising energy prices. The New York Times reports the President will call for one-third reduction of oil energy imports over the next ten years.

Read more …

Obama’s Energy Speech and the Clean Energy Standard

Today, Obama will deliver a speech at George Washington University to address concerns over the nation’s rising energy prices. The New York Times reports the President will call for one-third reduction of oil energy imports over the next ten years.

Read more …

Nurturing Cleantech Startup Clusters

If the U.S. is going to be a cleantech world leader, cleantech clusters need to be effective innovation engines, connecting and accelerating the lab to market cycle. But what does support to entrepreneurship and innovation actually look like?

Read more …

What Energy Can Learn From Other Innovation Sectors

What can we learn about energy innovation from other tech sectors? The National Bureau of Economic Research set out to answer that question last year by commissioning a series of essays on the subject.

Read more …

New Hampshire’s RGGI Fight – Will We See A Repeat on Capitol Hill?

Washington, DC is not the only capital where reform-minded new legislators are crusading for the changes they promised while on the campaign trail. State legislatures around the country are shaping...

Read more …