Insights from our Editorial Team

  • Offshore wind farm buys marina
    Aug 26, 2012 | Bill Opalka

    Cape Wind said on Aug. 23 will base its operations and maintenance headquarters on Falmouth Harbor on Cape Cod.

  • West Virginia wind farm sited near endangered bats
    Aug 23, 2012 | Bill Opalka

    A West Virginia wind farm whose construction was temporarily halted mid-stream has applied to federal authorities for a permit that would allow a limited number of inadvertent deaths of endangered bats.

  • A few dozen in Colorado is only the beginning
    Aug 22, 2012 | Bill Opalka

    Vestas Wind Systems had its third layoff at its Colorado facilities in recent weeks as it awaits action on the federal production tax credit that appears to be stalled until after the election.

  • Report says green subsidies are a mere fraction
    Aug 21, 2012 | Bill Opalka

    Renewable energy received about $66bn in subsidies in 2010, which is one-twelfth of what fossil fuel got in government aid in 2012, according to a new report.

    Comments: 9
  • Gov. Cuomo signs package of bills
    Aug 20, 2012 | Bill Opalka

    Solar energy will be more affordable for homes and businesses in New York after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a series of bills that extend tax credits, exempt sales taxes and offer tax abatements, state officials say.

  • Oil and Gas Developers Seek Same Fast Track Preferences
    Aug 16, 2012 | Ken Silverstein

    Solar energy projects will be blazing through the regulatory process now that the Obama administration has put the finishing touches on a plan to fast track those deals on public lands. As such, 17 sites in six southwestern states may become home to new green energy plants.

  • Aug 16, 2012 | Bill Opalka

    The latest quarterly Clean Energy Jobs Roundup from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a national group of environmental business leaders, said as many as 37,409 jobs could be created from the more than 70 major clean energy projects announced across the United States from April through June.
    Nearly one-third of the announcements were in Midwest states, including Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois.

    Comments: 4
  • RFP issued for power purchase agreements
    Aug 15, 2012 | Bill Opalka

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for $7 bn in locally generated renewable energy through power purchase agreements.

    Comments: 1
  • Says tax credit uncertainty undermines momentum
    Aug 14, 2012 | Bill Opalka

    The U.S. wind industry was responsible for 32% of all new generation last year but momentum for the sector would be lost without continuation of a key subsidy, a Department of Energy report says.

    Comments: 1
  • Effects of trade case felt
    Aug 13, 2012 | Bill Opalka

    For the third straight month, imports of Chinese solar cells and panels into the United States decreased year-over-year, according to the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM).