Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can’t Stop Renewables Now

Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuels would have put the renewable-energy industry on bankruptcy watch. Today: Meh.



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John Farrell: A $48 Billion Opportunity for U.S. Electric Customers

A 2.0 utility business model that doesn't accommodate this opportunity for local, equitable access to energy production and management will leave many U.S. electricity consumers deeply unsatisfied. [Read more...]



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Terraform Power Issues $800m High Yield Green Bond

by the Climate Bonds Team

This week the yieldco TerraForm Power (TERP) issued a huge high-yield green bond; seeing more high-yield bonds is a sign that the green bond market is continuing to mature. In addition to TerraForm, more green bonds from repeat issuers OPIC, World Bank, IFC and Credit Agricole have been announced and will be closing in the coming weeks. For today, let’s dig deeper into the latest green high-yield offering. [Read more...]


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William S. Becker: How to Finance an Energy Revolution

All the financing tools -- federal, state, local and private -- could be mobilized in a national campaign to create a low-carbon U.S. economy, and to achieve it more rapidly than any other major energy shift in American history. [Read more...]



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Alexis Crow: Death of a Shalesman: U.S. Energy Independence Is a Fairy Tale

Cheaper and cleaner than oil -- and seemingly abundant in supply -- shale gas was intended to be our "bridge" fuel to a bright future of renewable energy. But a clear look at the costs involved reveals that shale is a teetering bridge leading to an even higher-cost future. [Read more...]



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Diane MacEachern: "Keeping Up With the Joneses" Gives Solar Revolution a Boost

Conscious capitalism has been the domain of corporations since Ben & Jerry's first added macadamia nuts to their ice cream to help raise awareness about the need to protect the rainforest. [Read more...]



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Elliott Negin: Mitch McConnell’s Misguided Coal Crusade

Flush from victory last November, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell threw down the gauntlet. "What the administration has done to the coal industry is a true outrage," he said, referring to the loss of mining jobs in his home state of Kentucky. [Read more...]



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Gevo Raises Money After Win At Supreme Court

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Following just one day after a big win in the Supreme Court and a corporate update last week, Gevo (GEVO) announced that it intends to offer and sell, subject to market and other conditions, common stock units. [Read more...]


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XPRIZE: Lava Amps: Tapping into Volcano Power

If you're familiar with geothermal energy, you know most existing geothermal projects rely on high-temperature permeable rock relatively near the surface that has its own naturally occurring water supply. [Read more...]



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Heather Taylor-Miesle: Cory Gardner’s Wind Hypocrisy

I keep looking at this image from Sen. Cory Gardner's campaign ad of him in the middle of a wind farm claiming that he supports the next generation and suggesting that he'll support clean energy. [Read more...]



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