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What Hockey Immortals and Renewable Energy Share in Common

When he was asked about the secret of his success, “The Great” Wayne Gretzky replied, “I don’t skate to where the puck is now; I skate to where the puck will be.” Maybe there’s something here for folks trying to

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Posted in Renewables - Business

Energy Efficiency Sounds So Good, But Where Are the Incentives To Make It Happen?

Here’s an article that illustrates a principle I often discuss here: the lack of proper incentives and regulation to get the power utilities to embrace energy efficiency.  As a society, we need to use less energy, but that will only

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Posted in Efficiency

More Discussion with Robert Rapier on Climate Change

I just had a very interesting phone conversation with Robert Rapier, one of the world’s most senior observers of the energy industry. We discussed the piece I wrote the other day called Energy, the Environment and Climate Change, which I

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Posted in Climate Change

Clean Energy Under Attack

As I’m sure you’re aware, clean energy is under attack from the traditional energy industry; the oil and coal companies are spending a fortune on their PR firms and lobbyists to discredit the competition, i.e., renewable energy. And unfortunately, this

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Posted in Renewables - Science

When Politics Gets in the Way of Sane Energy Policy

I suppose I should have seen this coming, but the traditional energy industry, apparently starting to feel the heat, has recently ratcheted up the volume of its ongoing public relations efforts against the renewables industry.  I had a wonderful conversation

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Posted in Renewables - Politics

The Water and Energy Industries Are Closely Connected

Just got back from Los Angeles, have knocked out another interview for my third book (“Renewable Energy – Following the Money”). My conversation today was with David Rose of Wedbush Securities, whom I had met originally through an introduction by

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Posted in Renewables - Business

We Need To Be Hungry for Change in the Food Industry Too

My wife is recovering from surgery on her shoulder, which gives us plenty of time to watch movies. Last night it was “Food, Inc.” – hardly a “feel-good flick,” but incredibly compelling. Guess what? The food industry is really no

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Posted in Sustainability

The Energy and Transportation Industries – Politics At All Levels

I can see that the process of learning more about the world of energy and transportation is making me a bit cynical. But virtually everywhere I turn, I see so little emphasis on the truth, and so much posturing to

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Posted in Electric Vehicles

Toward a Sustainable Energy Policy

On behalf of 2GreenEnergy, Craig Shields speaks on the Energy Industry, and the changes in perspective that are required if we’re to have a sustainable energy policy.

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Posted in Renewables - Politics

The Energy Industry and Fair Reporting

The Energy Industry and Fair Reporting

As I continue to learn and write about the energy industry I feel a growing need for fairness. Anyone can sit on the sidelines and throw stones. And Lord knows, there are plenty of great targets for stones when you

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Posted in Renewables - Politics
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