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The Sports Analogy for Clean Energy: Abandon all hope or fight with confidence …

November 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In sports, the ‘psych’ game often can have as much — if not more — importance than actual physical engagement. Come to the starting line positively certain that you’re going to lose and, well, you’re likely to be watching others’ butts crossing the finish line. And, even worse, be so despondent that you don’t even […]

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Secretary of Energy’s optimism around Solar Power truly evident

November 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Secretary of Energy’s optimism around Solar Power truly evident

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, the only Nobel Prize winner in the Obama Administration’s cabinet, has developed a strong optimism about solar energy’s potential to be a major player in the U.S. and global electrical system. The “Sun Shot” is one of the core innovation efforts aiming to accelerate solar power’s cost curves so that, […]

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Creating Scandal: Phony Solyndra Solar Scandal

September 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This guest post originally appeared at Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture.  Dave Johnson is a Fellow with CAF. Well here’s a surprise: conservatives and oil interests are pushing deceptive and destructive stories about President Obama and clean energy.  Imagine that! Their intent (as always) is to turn people against President […]

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Tags: department of energy · Energy · political symbols · politics · President Barack Obama · renewable energy · republican party · Right Wing Sound Machine (RWSM) · solar · Solar Energy

Facing a Sputnik moment?

November 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu just finished a speech at the National Press Club entitled: Is the Energy Race our new “Sputnik” moment? Chu outlined ways in which the United States either has already ceded or is ceding leadership when it comes to clean energy — in technology, manufacturing, and deployment. Secretary Chu seeks to […]

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Tags: department of energy · Energy · Secretary of Energy Steven Chu

Addressing home affordability through efficiency in financing process

October 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

There are a myriad of ways in which the U.S. home mortgage system is weak to even broken. The extent of the housing bubble to the shoddy paperwork (and, in too many cases, outright fraud) in foreclosures are just two minor little examples of the problems we face. One contributing factor — to the housing […]

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Tags: department of energy · Energy · energy efficiency · financial policy

Energy COOL: Direct Wafer

August 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Energy COOL: Direct Wafer

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly Energy COOL. The concept of Silver Bullet solutions concerns me and […]

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Tags: business practice · department of energy · Energy · energy cool · solar · Solar Energy

“Forcing people to save is a cost that I am willing to bear.”

July 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu took on conservative economists in comments this evening, where he spoke with strong praise for regulation and standards for driving energy efficiency in appliances and other energy-related systems. Chu explained that writing regulation and setting standards are — without exception — the lowest cost move with the highest payoff to […]

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Tags: climate change · department of energy · Energy · Obama Administration

Energy COOL Roofing is Cool: Secretary Chu takes action

July 20th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has advocated cool roofing as a very high payoff tool to improving energy efficiency in the built environment, reducing heat island impacts, and helping to move us forward in climate change mitigation. Yesterday, Secretary Chu announced a series of initiatives to spur cool roof deployment in (on) Department of Energy […]

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Tags: Congress · department of energy · Energy · energy cool · energy efficiency · environmental · global warming deniers · government energy policy · politics

Clean Energy Jobs Fill Labs

November 30th, 2009 · 8 Comments

This is part of a series of brief posts on ‘clean energy jobs‘ opportunities for sparking meaningful employment, quickly, in the United States as discussed in Clean Energy Jobs: Stimulate Me. Clean Energy Jobs Fill Labs: $4 billion per year for 60,000 jobs . Congress created the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) in 2007 but […]

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Menendez lays down a solar challenge

October 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on Menendez lays down a solar challenge

One Senator has chosen to pay attention to The Solar Decathlon on the Mall and issue a challenge. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has issued A Challenge to Universities. He opened with a strong statement of praise and support for The Solar Decathlon. Every two years at this time of year, an exciting thing happens on […]

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Tags: Congress · department of energy · Energy · environmental · solar · solar decathlon · Solar Energy