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Energy Innovation in the States: From Energy Storage to Offshore Wind

Lewis Milford | Posted 12.24.2013 | Green
Lewis Milford

There are those who say that the U.S. needs to focus more on innovation to create new clean energy technologies, rather than relying entirely on existing technologies like solar PV and land-based wind. They are right.

Venture Capital and Energy in the United States: Where to From Here

Ray A. Rothrock | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business
Ray A. Rothrock

America needs to keep doing what it does so well -- innovate. Innovation costs money. Venture capital must keep investing in energy startups that make economic sense.

Despite Solyndra's Death, the Future of Solar Energy Is Sunny

Steven Pleging | Posted 02.01.2012 | Green
Steven Pleging

Remember when the bubble burst in 2000? Flash forward to 2011, when nearly everyone is online, Internet technology has become more accessible and fortunes continue to be made.

Industry Titans Push Energy Innovation

Devon Swezey | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

In a new report, Bill Gates, Chad Holliday and other business leaders argue that government investment in energy innovation is key to realizing a clean energy future.

Solyndra's Failure Is No Reason to Abandon Federal Energy Innovation Policy

Devon Swezey | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

With perfect hindsight, it's all too easy to see why Solyndra proved to be a bad bet.

Alex Wagner

Obama White House (Quietly) Pushes Forward on Innovation | Alex Wagner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

Underscoring the raging debate over the size and scope of federal government is a broad national perception that the country's government is bloated, ...

Turning Climate Tech Transfer on Its Head

Lewis Milford | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Lewis Milford

Contrary to conventional wisdom, breakthroughs in climate technology are likely to come from developing countries.

Key Energy Innovation Agency Draws Bipartisan Praise

Devon Swezey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

As Republicans and Democrats appear willing to cut funding for energy innovation programs, a bipartisan group of senators have spoken out in support of maintaining funding for an agency that invests in game-changing research.

The Revolution...Sorry, Transformation Starts Now!

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

I predict the naked power grab by the Republican party in Wisconsin will go down in history as the second "shot heard 'round the world" which began the second American Revolution. Except it won't be a revolution. It will be a transformation.

Weekly Mulch: The Dirty Truth about Natural Gas and Energy Innovation

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The argument against natural gas got a boost this week, when a congressional investigation turned up evide...

Are You Up for the President's Challenge? Join Us at the 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

The Energy Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Energy Blog

Last week, President Obama told us in his 2011 State of the Union address that "we need to out-innovate the rest of the world", especially in clean energy technology. As it turns out, energy innovators across the country are already working on doing just that.

Obama's Breakthrough

Devon Swezey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

A new report documents how America's blockbuster pharmaceutical drugs, high-yield agricultural crops, and revolutionary technologies were all due to the federal government's sustained, multi-decadal investments in innovation.

Rep. Giffords and the New Energy Economics and Security Consensus

Daniel Goldfarb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Goldfarb

The events of the past few weeks have made clear that the future of our economy and national security are in fact intimately intertwined; American greatness in both respects rests on our ability to act boldly on energy.

A Revolution for the 21st Century

Joshua Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joshua Freed

When we invest in research and innovation, the opportunities are boundless. American capitalism can take a seed of an idea and create revolutions in our economy and society, if we invest in innovation.

Will the U.S. Ante Up on Clean Energy?

Joshua Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joshua Freed

Is the U.S. missing the boat on clean energy? While our investment has actually declined in recent years, China is going "all-in."

In Defense of Bill Gates

Devon Swezey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

If we're going to deal with our energy and climate challenges, then both left and right need to take a cold hard look at the facts, instead of attacking Bill Gates for injecting a needed dose of realism into the climate debate.

How America Can Lead the Clean Energy Race

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

The U.S. has a successful track record of catching up in strategic industries. We can and must do the same today in clean energy, and in the aftermath of cap and trade, there's not a moment to waste.

7 Inventions That Are Changing The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Digging around for Impact stories can bring up a lot of bad news. Extreme poverty and widespread injustice can seem omnipresent. That's why, today, we...

Green News Report - September 1, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Fires rage across California as Hurricane Jimena bears down on Baja; Lights out for incandescent lightbulbs; The Summer of A...

Calling All Crazy Green Ideas

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jack Hidary

Now the X Prize Foundation is focusing on energy and they are looking far and wide for ideas. In fact, they have launched a $25,000 prize on YouTube to call for prize concepts.

Energy And Power: Cogeneration, Hybrid Cars And Power Plants

E/The Environmental Magazine Via The Daily Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cogeneration -- also known as combined heat and power, distributed generation, or recycled energy -- is the simultaneous production of two or more for...