Berkeley Lab: Solar Price Declines While Local Regulatory Processes Can Impact System Prices.

“The price of electricity sold to utilities under long term contracts from large-scale solar power projects has fallen by more than 70% since 2008, to just $50/MWh on average within a sample of contracts signed in 2013 or 2014 and concentrated among projects located in the southwestern United States,” explains Mark Bolinger of Berkeley Lab, one of the report’s authors.

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Future Fuel’s Enticing Earnings

by Debra Fiakas CFA

Who doesn’t like a bargain?  FutureFuel Corporation (FF:  NYSE) is trading near $13.15 per share, below nine times net earnings.  Yet, the enticing earnings multiple might be only part of the story. [Read more...]

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Peter Diamandis: Disruption of the Electric Utility

You used to have to find and consult a specialist to get solar panels installed on your rooftop. Today, it's as easy as making a trip to your local Best Buy or Home Depot.

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Carol Pierson Holding: Why Gloom And Doom Is Not A Good Strategy For Climate Change Advocates

The idea of branding climate change could seem like another exercise in navel-gazing unless you consider the effectiveness of the opposition. They've got branding down, relentlessly repeating the mantra, "science is inconclusive and solutions are exorbitant and unproven." [Read more...]

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Rosaly Byrd: Getting Energy Subsidies to Work in Favor of the Environment

In order to successfully address climate change as a market failure, the oil and gas industry must internalize social and environmental costs involved with producing carbon dioxide -- not be given tax breaks and subsidies for continuing this economically inefficient and environmentally devastating behavior. [Read more...]

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New Method Could Help Produce Clean Hydrogen From Renewable Energy

Scientists at Scotland's University of Glasgow say they've found a new way to produce hydrogen from clean, renewable energy sources.

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Cellulosic Feedstock: The Gap Between Switchgrass And High Yield Corn

Jim Lane 

As the first wave of cellulosic biorefineries launch — is there really enough affordable feedstock for the next wave? Can growers make enough money to justify the switch…and risk? [Read more...]

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Technische Universität München (TUM) Study: Trees Continue to Grow at a Faster Rate.

Scientists put the growth acceleration down to rising temperatures, extended growing season as well as increased carbon dioxide and nitrogen.

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Mark Ruffalo: Clean Energy Is a 100 Percent American Success Story

By finding alternatives to fossil fuels that pollute our air and disrupt our climate, American businesses, families and communities are showcasing the single most practical way to tackle climate change, starting now. [Read more...]

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Frances Beinecke: UN Climate Summit Will Be a Time of Reckoning

Even as other countries move forward, the US must continue to lead. The US is the second largest carbon emitter in the world and the largest overall contributor to the climate crisis. We have an obligation to take bold steps to reduce our own carbon pollution. [Read more...]

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