Peak oil isn’t dead; it just smells that way

July 25, 2013 at 1:40 am
Contributed by: Chris

For SmartPlanet this week, I fired back at the latest batch of fact-free commentary claiming that peak oil is dead.

Read it here: Peak oil isn’t dead; it just smells that way

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Why Is a Solar Panel in New Jersey 15 Times More Valuable Than One in Arizona?

July 17, 2013 at 1:49 am
Contributed by: Chris

For Greentech Media this week, I reviewed a new study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers which found that where wind and solar do the most good isn’t necessarily where they are the most productive. One implication is that we could get more bang for the buck if incentives for wind and solar were targeted to displace coal power.

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Randy Udall: An energy hero’s journey

July 10, 2013 at 7:42 am
Contributed by: Chris

For SmartPlanet this week, I wrote a tribute to my friend and mentor Randy Udall, who left this world two weeks ago at the age of 61.

Read it here: Randy Udall: An energy hero’s journey

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Wind to Double and Solar to Triple in 6 Years, Says IEA

July 10, 2013 at 7:00 am
Contributed by: Chris

For Greentech Media this week, I reviewed the new Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2013 from the International Energy Agency (IEA), and found a surprisingly bullish forecast for renewables, especially wind and solar. Most interesting are the phenomenal growth rates they project for the developing world.

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