The “race” for clean energy in a dynamic global industry

September 23, 2011

by David L. Levy
The American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) released a new report last week, Catalyzing American Ingenuity: The Role of Government in Energy Innovation, which makes the case that the US government should dramatically increase its investment in energy innovation in order to enhance US competitiveness, energy independence, and create affordable clean-energy alternatives. The [...]

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Fukushima’s silver lining

March 19, 2011

By David Levy
If the triple catastrophe in Japan has any silver lining, it’s the boost to non-nuclear renewables such as wind and solar energy. Japan faces immediate power shortages in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown, and as Geoffrey Styles observes:
As of the end of 2009 Japan already had the world’s [...]

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Cleantech’s Unsung Heroes

January 24, 2010

Some clean techsectors are overhyped, while others have unrecognized potential
by David L. Levy
When most people think about clean energy, solar and wind are the first things that spring to mind. Markets for these renewable energy sources have exhibited rapid growth of about 25-30% annually, and these sectors have attracted the lion’s share of venture capital [...]

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Green Energy Investing For Beginners, Parts II and III:

November 21, 2009

How Much to Invest, Where, and the Risks
This is a second guest contribution by Tom Konrad Ph.D., CFA, an investment analyst and policy wonk specializing in clean energy.  This is an edited version of two articles that first appeared on AltEnergyStocks.com, where he blogs about investing.  He also writes about energy policy and economics on [...]

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Green Energy Investing For Beginners, Part I

November 9, 2009

Stocks, Mutual Funds, or ETFs?
This is a guest contribution by Tom Konrad Ph.D., CFA, an investment analyst and policy wonk specializing in clean energy.  This article first appeared on AltEnergyStocks.com, where he blogs about investing.  He also writes about energy policy and economics on Clean Energy Wonk. I’ve found AltEnergyStocks.com to have some of the [...]

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