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Ode to the Pivot! The Best and Worst Pivots in Cleantech History

Ah, the pivot. Did you know that Nokia started out as a paper mill in Finland? Or that Nintendo once made instant rice? Many of the world's leading companies started out in radically different markets. Cleantech is the same. Sales cycles are often slow, technologies don't work as planned, and cu ...

Exclusive: Top EPA Official Lays Out Post-Pruitt Policy Priorities

Scott Pruitt is officially out at the Environmental Protection Agency. Former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler has stepped in as acting administrator. What does this mean for U.S. climate policy? We asked a top EPA official. In this episode, Mandy Gunasekara, principal deputy assistant administrator ...

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Resigns

by Jim Lane In Washington, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned. By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Scott Pruitt) [CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia CommonsUS President Donald Trump announced the exit on Twitter, commenting, “President Donald Trump announced Pruitt’s ...

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2018: First Half Update

The first half of 2018 has been difficult for most investors, including clean energy investors and dividend income investors. Through June, my broad dividend income benchmark SDY lost 0.6%, while my clean energy income benchmark YLCO lost 4.7%, including dividend income. My picks were also down for ...

Gevo’s Glow

Specialty chemicals developer Gevo, Inc. (GEVO:  Nasdaq) is celebrating a string of market wins for its renewable chemicals and fuels.  Since its beginning thirteen years ago this month, Gevo has been doggedly perfecting its synthetic biology and chemical technologies and turning it into prod ...

How Weather Risk Transfer Can Help Wind & Solar Development

by Daryl Roberts The Need To Accelerate Renewables Adoption Renewables are growing rapidly as a percentage of new electric generation, but are still being assimilated too slowly and still constitute too small of a fraction of total generation, to be able to transition quickly enough to scale into a ...

Legal Considerations for DOE’s Leaked Coal and Nuclear Bailout Plan

The Trump administration has yet to officially address a leaked plan that would force grid operators, utilities and ratepayers to buy electricity from economically uncompetitive coal and nuclear power plants. That’s left opponents — which includes just about everyone involved in the U.S. ener ...

Low Carbon Fuel Rules: From CAFE to LCFS and Everything In Between

The Whole Darn Low Carbon Landscape. How they Work, How they Work Together, and How they Might Work Better by Joanne Ivancic, executive director, Advanced Biofuels USA The Trump Administration is taking a new look at Obama Administration era Co2 regulations.  On the transportation side, these incl ...

Rapidly Growing Alternative Energy Companies

The last post highlighted several companies in the alternative energy, conservation and environment technology fields that have delivered exceptional price performance over the last year.  Prospects for growth in sales or earnings appeared to be key drivers of the price movement.  It makes sens ...

Gas From Grass Could Be An Eco-Friendly Biofuel

Green gas would cut carbon emissions, help to create an an energy independent Britain, support food production by improving soils, creating wildlife habitats, providing an additional income to farmers and giving them natural fertilizer from the residues of the process ...